Wreckage and restoration.

Taken while driving from Central to Dunedin: we parked for a break and I saw the wreck. The vintage car was chased, and I was taking photos through the windscreen as we entered Dunedin.

And some flowers.

Nikon V3. 10 -100 zoom, processed in Darktable.

Lake Whakatipu.

Robyn was scouting for a shoot, and I chose to go in the opposite direction. It was hot, very hot. There were a lot of bathers, and I don’t want people in my landscape shoots.

I was mainly shooting analogue, for the first time in a year. However, I bought along a one inch sensor camera.

Nikon V3, raw, processed in Darktable to 2000 pixel PNG file.

2017 in retrospect.

Let’s start with last month’s stats.

Monthly Stats Report: 1 Dec – 31 Dec 2017
Project: Shattered Light
URL: http://pukeko.net.nz/photo

Summary

Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Total 119 94 89 5
Average 4 3 3 0

 

This is a low traffic site. Statcounter estimates around 1200 views last year.

While wordpress says it is around 800 views. This disparity occurs on my other sites as well.

The top three posts are:

  1. Last new Year’s weekend.
  2. Rawtherapee versus darktable (this dates from 2013: I now use Darktable all of the time)
  3. Nikon d800 prices (from when I got one, in 2012)

Next year, I hope to get more analog rolls shot.

Berlin Zoo

When we visited the Berlin Zoo and aquarium we both took a lot of photos. The best oes I took were of a bald eavle, but I’ve put in a panda, cheetah and some penguins as well.

We needed more time. longer lenses, and multiple batteries for the cameras. The best shots were taken using a panasonic zoom: the sigma zoom I used was too slow.

Om-10, Sigma 4/3 55 — 200 Sigma Zoom Dc with fotodiox adapter: panasonic 70 -200 zoom.

Processed in Darktable

Berlin Days 1 and 2

On these daus we managed to see the Kaiser WIlhelm II Memorial Church, the Brandenburg Gate and got to a church.

Manitoba.

We spent about seven days on the prairies. It takes me a while to tune my eyes to the big sky and the emptiness. So th photos are primarily of a pumpkin farm before Halloween.

Olympus )M-10 Mark 1, processed darktable.

Phone travel photos.

One of the things that became clear on this trip is that phones are fragile and photos get lost. If that happens, stop using your phone and take it to a tech as soon as possible

THese are the best photos from the last month’s travel. Camera photos are still being processed.