Light on the Harbour

One photo hand held with a zoom: two photos using a tripod and a wide angle prime. The connection is working with harsh light.
Processing in Darktable.

Quarantine Island

No, we did not go there, but we went to Portobello a few weeks ado. I was using the d800 with a Nikkor 75 -300 Ais lens. Hence the boat.

Processed Darktable

Ducks and Bokeh, Leith Valley

These were taken ten days ago, on a walk through a park in Leith Valley.

Nikon d800, Voightlander 20mm f4.5, Nikkor 85 mm f1.8.

Sunday at the inlet.

I packed lightish: D800, 85 mm f 1.8 Nikkor, and 20 mm Voightlander f 4.5. I regretted bringing a longer zoom, as there was considerable bird life. These are the shots from a one hour walk.

Processed in Darktable.

Seals, beach, fog.

In autumn the seals spend a fair amount of time on the Peninsula Beach.


Nikon D800, Darktable

Koalas

I have held off on processing these for a while. The issue I had was sunlight: I was either in full sun or (since the Koalas sensibly sought the shade) in the dark and having to crank the iso up to get a sharpish image. These ones seemed to work.

Nikon v3 with 10 -100 zoom: Processed Darktable

Pohutukawa and other flowers (and a cat)

We are in the process of unpacking, including pulling out the cameras. The Pro Photographer is thinking of when to upgrade her cameras. I am not. I’m still using a D800 as the main camera. Today I put on a second hand, ugly zoom (that was bought off a press photographer, with the hood held together by duct tape) and took it out into the rain, and shot all the photos but the one of the cat.

I was trying to get shots of the Pohutukawa flowers. This “The New Zealand Christmas Tree” normally flowers around Christmas. It is flowering a month late, even in the South: we are having a miserable summer, with snow on the hills in what should be the warmest time of the year. But the roses like it.

Slightly different processing: photos were imported using rapid photo downloader, which is lighter and faster, and then processed in Darktable. D800, F2.8 70 – 200 zoom.