Friday, February 27, 2009

Style down to the ground

It's difficult to walk past a sleek sports car without checking out
the little details that make up the whole package. A Maserati in the
rain is still a Maserati...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What is it, doctor?

Well, I think you'll be okay, this is a glob from a lava lamp. I used
the old magnifying-glass-in-front-of-the-lens trick again.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Studio shoot

Another occasion where being able to swing the monitor around to
vertical proved to be really helpful. It makes viewing portrait-format
shots so much easier. Now my bro needs to create an application to
allow images to transfer straight from the camera to an iPhone.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Direct Line

To make a change from throwing old shoes over the power/telephone
lines, someone's thrown a phone over these lines near the Mt Vic tunnel.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

At the bottom of the garden

This old oak tree usually has a fair number of cicada shells stuck to
it over summer. I shot these ones with a magnifying glass over the
camera lens, but am thinking that the Griffin Clarifi iPhone case
might be good idea, as it has a sliding close-up lens built in.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Getting a fix

Back to Havana for a 'usual' coffee order - a latté & a Forrest Black.
It's become quite well known around town for a certain customer - a short black (or preferably an extraction that's somewhere between a short & a long black), with some hot milk on the side.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Made me smile

I've been wanting to run a gallery of funny/smart/cool T-
shirts I spot on the I'll keep my eyes open & post some faves here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Old School Cool

I love the revival of scooters in the city - 'specially the classic
Italians. This stylish Vespa is a 1967 50cc. Very simple, very chic.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Summer as, bro'

This scene was outside our kitchen window at about 6pm. Luckily I was
able to get pretty close to the monarch 'cos the lens on the phone
isn't really suited to wildlife photography. I think it's equivalent
to about a 30mm lens, but I haven't tested it yet.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Old rockers never die...

...they just swap the rum & coke for a Church Road Chardonnay. A great
weekend in The Bay - cruised the shops, had some nice food & wine,
found a good place for coffee, loved the concert, and managed to enjoy
the hospitality of some old friends. Rock on.


Hey, it's okay - the guy with the red hair said it was alright to take
photos! (no, not the best low-light concert camera in the world, but 
I've got a blog to fill...)
I think that he was just chuffed that so many senior citizens
remembered who he was. Still a very polished performer.

Deco Town

The art deco festivities aren't being held till next week but there
was a lot of obvious build up. Now I know which shops to go to for
some spats or a stylish '30's hat.
I spotted a couple of other people pecking at their iPhones around
town, and found some good spots with CafeNet to keep tabs on my
TradeMe auction.

Paper-free check-in

A quick trip to Hawkes Bay & a chance to use the PDF file sent out by
the airline & saved on the phone to help with check-in. Just zoom in
on the barcode image & hold the screen under the scanner... worked
like a charm.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Weather....or not

This isn't right! Maybe in mid-winter, but not mid-February.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Everybody loves cupcakes! Lexie is a bit of a baking maestro - well
deserving of the 'Polarize' effect. Seems a very popular theme all over
the webs - either real Polaroids, or just using the  digital effect.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Morning

The long weekend's over, the golden weather departs (temporarily, I'm sure), the traffic snarls up & I'm multi-tasking at the wheel again.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kai Moana

What a treat - not only did we get to stay with friends in the 'Naki while on a quick trip north, but we were loaded down with fish for our return journey (well, we didn't actually eat it on the way home).
Very handy to have a friend who's an internationally recognised free diving, spear fishing all-around good guy. Way to go, Patto.

Summer in the City

Classic summer/long weekend in Welly. Oriental Pde given the Lolo (Lomo) treatment with Camerabag.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Waitangi Day '09

A beautiful evening to dine al fresco - here's a shot of Lexie that's had the 'Camerabag' treatment.... Helga style (AKA Holga). Camerabag is my fave app for the iPhone - adds some cool variations to the photos taken - without even firing up Photoshop. Cheers

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hang it all

Lexie & friends set up an exhibition of their NCEA artworks in funky old Thistle Hall. Nice stuff. Ari, freshly returned from Argentina & Michael, looking elegant as usual. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

Stylish Derelict

Hmm...this'd make a pretty cool studio. On the new motorway access road.