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Monday, March 30, 2009

Old school vege

Nice to buy from a local greengrocer and come away with some vege
wrapped up in old fashioned newsaper - Asian at that!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Trans-seasonal Treat

Almost autumn, but much more like summer - a day that deserves to be
enjoyed with ice creams @ Scorching Bay (and Phoenix Cola!). That'd be
a goody gumdrops & orange choc chip for her and a hokey pokey with
boysenberry for me, thanks.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Buckets o' fun

Great to see the Cuba St icon still splashing pedestrians every few
minutes. It's recently had a full refurbishment, so is looking as
spiffy as ever.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Variation on a theme

Hmmmm, originally this montage of the scooter didn't seem as pleasing as the previous 
one...but now it seems better - kind of more spontaneous and
interesting...oh well, I guess I'll just leave both here... 

Black beauty

Walked past this classic-looking Vespa in designer black...altho' it's
not really a thoroughbred Italian. This is a Vespa design made in
India - still pretty cool tho'. The pics don't do it justice, they are blatantly shot to show off the MoloPix application.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Never fast enough, never big enough

At the risk of sounding like an old nerd, I can't imagine how I
managed to work with the first laptop I had. It was a 400 Mhz
PowerBook with a 6 GB hard drive! Now I'm getting this message after a
session shooting images onto a 160 GB hard drive....yeah, I know, time
to upgrade....again.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dodgy T

Found this guy hanging out at the local supermarket....not far from
Wellington International Airport as it happens.

Old world charm

Sounds like a real estate ad....looks a bit like a real estate ad!
It's not. This old apartment building has such a great entrance
through the courtyard. Kind of suits the black & white treatment, but
also looked good in muted colour...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Photo Tools

This is a screenshot of the different applications I've got on the
phone to alter or capture images with. Some were free, some I paid
less than $2 for, and I think Photo fx was about $4 - a really good
price considering how much it does.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Watery view

I've found that I really like the simplicity of using the iPhone to
capture an image and then use an application on it to apply some sort
of digital effect. For 'proper' images tho', it's still - take memory card out of camera, plug in card reader & transfer data to computer. On this shot I added a small amount of warm-
coloured grad filter to the top section of the image.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Open Road

Cruising around the bays of the Miramar Peninsula on a sunny afternoon
is hard to beat (well maybe if the scooter had a bit more horsepower).
One hand on the camera & one hand on the throttle adds another element
of excitement.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Back in my day...

....I rode my bike to school, uphill both ways in a blizzard, ate
peanutbutter sandwiches for lunch every day, had no idea what pesto
was...and soccer boots were black (unless you were really flash and
sent a postal order to England and bought some fancy white boots).

Friday, March 13, 2009

T-shirt of the Day

Damn, there are some clever designers out there. When Chris visited
the studio today it took me a while to notice that there was more to
his shirt than just the tank.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Keeping Vigil

A faithful friend looks out for it's owner, hopefully laden down with
salami & salmon, at Moore Wilsons. Not only do they sell a great range of
fresh produce, but they have a 'canine parking' spot - very cool.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not just a plant

Woah, I've been a bit carried away with shots of plant life recently,
so today I had a play in the city with a different format option using the MoloPix
camera app.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Four Suns

So, yeah, I've just downloaded yet another photography application
onto the iPhone. This one gives some options to create a composite
image of 2, 4, or 6 images in different formats....so back up to the
sunflowers.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sharp Symmetry

More shots of flora & more effects used. I end up grabbing shots of
these types of plants all the time. I like the raw harshness and yet
perfect design of them.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Strange Fruit

No, not the Nina Simone song, the pears growing in our back yard. It's
an old tree with some gnarly mishapen fruit - this shot was taken as
the sun was setting and then given the Camerabag treatment.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday night action

A wet night in town is always a good time to try a few movement
effects with the iPhone. The colour balance was kind of neutralised
back to a fairly flat image so I pumped it up a bit in Photo FX.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pretty Coffee

Yeah, another café image. This time it's a People's Coffee latté and
a flat white - been given a double treatment from 'Photo FX'. This
was a centre spot effect & a pro-mist effect.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Trackside


















While at an athletics event I decided to try out an application called 'Tilt Shift' that gives a selective focus look to an image...another indication that you can just about do anything on an iPhone!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hanging around the wharf

This old ship is now part of the landscape of Miramar. It was destined
to be one of the stars of King Kong & moored here a long time before
filming got underway. Apparently it didn't even make it onto the
screen - replicas & scale models were used. Now it's rusting away and
will probably be scuttled eventually. Sigh...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Video from iPhone

As it's another beautiful day in Wellington, I'll post this short video clip captured on the iPhone.
Atho' it doesn't allow shooting video 'natively', I've downloaded a video application that is pretty good....not great, but pretty good.
Here's Harrison flipping into Oriental Bay.

video

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tunnel Vision

Well at least I had one hand on the wheel.
Over the years I've taken quite a few photos while travelling through
the Mt. Vic Tunnel, with various cameras - it's always interesting to
see the random results.