Blossoms

It is blossom time over here, and these were taken in the high otago country — from around middlemarch, to around St Bathans. 35mm and 50 mm lenses on D800.

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And I will not apologise for the one photo that is mainly Bokeh.

Auckland II

Yes, there are trees in Auckland, even in the densely populated and industrial areas around upper Queen St.

Yes, the road is steep: the photos are level.

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Auckland I

I spent the first half of this week in Auckland. I have emailed my friends some of the pictures of family… but these are pictures of Auckland itself.

Despite living most of my life up there, I had never been into Grafton Cemetary, which was directly opposite the hotel the conference was staying in.

This had to be corrected.

All photos taken with a Nikon one: using the kit zoom. As a complete aside, this little beastie is rugged — I know that a ruggedized system is now available but the three lens system works really well.

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Flagstaff

Combination of the zoom lens (in particular the marker) and 50 mm lens on the D800.

You can see on three of the slides just how harsh it is up on Flagstaff — the trees and flax were broken and stripped by the wind and the flagstaff clearly needs recurrent maintenance — and it is only two or three feet high.

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Spring.

The leaves are just starting to come back. This avenue of trees were planted in memoriam of those who fell in the Great War.

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Nikon 1, 10mm lens @ f 2.8, iso 100.