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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hong Kong Day Two

In which we caught a ferry.

I got obsessed with the way trees were reinforced and sculptures on the roof of the IFC tower