Seaweed, Doctor’s Point, High Tide.

The Sunday walk was foreshortened by stones, deep and cold water (I managed to get a thorn through my foot and waded for a bit to manage the pain) and kelp.

d800, processed in Darktable, primarily 85 mm Nikkor 1.8.

The outer harbour.

I was using, primarily, in this a very wide angle lens — a Voightlander 21mm F 3.5 Color Skopar. The processing, as usual, is from raw in Darktable.

Nikon d800: the Glenfalloch shots were done without a tripod. The other camera in the bag is the Mamiya 7, and when I process and scan more film there should be some good shots from it.

Water creatures.

I use a different system for birding trying to get reach: a nikon DX 70 — 200mm zoom lens on a Nikon V3. The lesson from this walk was to use a tripod, to get better shots even with moving animals.

Nikon v3, most shots at 200 mm (600 mm effective) processed in Darktable

Winter and a field.

I had about a half hour last month with the D800 to get some shots the mist and snow hitting the hills, so I went to a rugby field.

Nikon d800, 35 mm F2 lens, processed in Darktable.

Marine wood.

Two kinds of interaction of wood and the sea: one alive (the Photukawa) and the other well made artifice (the Maraetai wharf).

Fuji X Pro one, Darktable.

Four studies of Rangitoto.

Rangitoto, for those who have never lived in Auckland, is a dormant volcano in the harbour, which last erupted about AD 1200. It is a gentle cone: unlike most of the Auckland Volcanic field.

These photos were taken over a 2 hour period. Corrected in Darktable.

Fuji X Pro one: 60 mm macro lens and 35 mm lens.

Port Chalmers.

The back side of Port Chalmers, about ten days ago.

Fuji X Pro 2, Processed in Darktable.

Macro at Omana

I was playing with a 60 mm macro lens on a Fuji Xpro at Omana beach. Photos have been processed a bit in Darktable.

Panorama from camera.

Last weekend, flat batteries in cold weather in camera, but the cellphone was still working. Admittedly, it is a sony cellphone, with a twothirds inch 20 MP sensor. Google stitched the photos automagically together. DSC_0079