Fog and a seal.

I have just reviewed all the pictures from last weekend, and the highlights were catching the fog in the inner harbour and the coast behind the Otago peninsula.

And a seal.

I think the seal wins.

Llamas, flowers.

All these are taken in Dunedin. Including the animals: they live in the hills above Dunedin.

Olympos OM-10, Zuiko 45 mm lens, processed in Darktable

Two walks.

It is the very busy time of the year. The number of walks we have had has been limited by family duties. These are some shots taken at Warrington and Brighton, Dunedin.

Photos taken primarily with a 20 mm f 4.5 Voightlander, D800, processed in darktable to 1500 .png. These seem to load faster than if I put the raw files up.

Last weekend, this weekend.

I made a mistake today. I did not put a camera in the car when we were going for a walk, The phone then decided to freeze, so this is all I got.

However, last Sunday and Saturday I did carry a camera. It helps: particularly when chasing light. In this case, all were taken with a D800

First set taken with Motorola X phone: second set with D800, processed in Darktable

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

On the usefulness of a CX sensor.

Yes, one of htese shots is the same as yesterday, same size… but instead of being taken with a D800 and a 0 mm lons, the other with a 10-100 CX lens that gives the equivalent of 300 mm reach.

A CX camera can shoot raw, you can use the same workflow, and it can, within likits produce good photos. But it is much lighter. The advantage of using the Nikon one series over the alternative (such as the Sony RX 100 camera) is that you can use a prime lens (there are fast ones) and a superzoom: you don’t have as many compromises with glass. And the glass, now that the V series is not being promoted, is becoming cheap. The system is smaller than the similar options for a micro 4/3 and as a little more pixels.

THis is my current travel solution: the previous one was a Ricoh GXR.