Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Down in the woods

Well, on the suburbs actually. These two guys are outside the Weta Cave in Wellington, fresh from their efforts to sack on dwarves.
Imported into Camera Awesome and given a rather distressed look.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spring Springing

Our oak tree is recognising the change of season by popping out some fresh green leaves.
Having been taken towards the sun, this shot had some lens flare and was lacking in contrast. I used the standard Apple editing tool in the photos app to 'auto-enhance' the image.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gumtree Moonrise

This shot was taken almost an hour after sunset. The iPhone set itself to 1600 ISO to keep the shutter speed as short as possible and there's certainly a good deal of noise visible in the sky.
No editing at all for this image, but I did tap on the area of the moon on the screen to bias the exposure towards a darker setting than it otherwise would have been.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

You so siri

I tend to use the 'personal assistant' known as Siri on the iPhone occasionally for dictation purposes. I can use it to write a text message quickly or keep notes but it also works well for setting an alarm on the phone and other things.
Sometimes Siri has some clever or funny responses to commands which can be fun.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

From the garden

I haven't photographed anything in the garden for quite some time but with the arrival of spring it seems fitting to include some plant life.
This shot was initially captured with the HDR mode switched on (to help with the contrast) and then imported into Instagram.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Where's the seat?

It seems that they build trials bikes pretty slim these days. This was at a club event in the Akatarawas and I gave the image a minor tweak in Snapseed.