A Devonport Stroll
Armed with the Pentax Q and mostly its 06 lens, I took a quick stroll through Aucklands Devonport Village. Autumn in full swing, the clear day didn’t put many off a dip in the cool water as some vintage warbirds flee over in the distance.
Shots shut in a vintage filter and further tweaked in Lightroom.
Mairangi Bay day2
Back to Mairangi Bay several days later, armed with togs and a different camera. Here in NZ we are fast approaching autumn with shorter days and cooler temps. Still warm enough to burn in the sun however…
5 cargo ships sit out in the distance, waiting for their turn to head into port.
Mairangi Bay stroll
Testing out a now aged, but nice Olympus Pen Mini 2, I took a seaside stroll along Mairangi Bay in Auckland.
Majority of shots using built in ‘art filters’ and just some casual experimental fun.
Concert Box Ukulele
A recent creation influenced by Sam Kamaka Jr’s 1940’s cigar box ukulele.
Built from merbau side/neck/fretboard/bridge and pine braced marine laminate front and back, this is a concert scale length uke. Fretboard has a 9.25” radius, something I don’t usually add to my ukuleles.
Finishing in linseed oil and beeswax gave the uke a nice dark aged look.
It’s reasonably thin bodied, but rings out nice as the strings settle in.
It’s been a while since I posted a project here. An alternative (if here for projects not photos) is to check out my YouTube channel as I have a bunch of historic and up coming project builds there also: https://m.youtube.com/c/MikeHawkey/videos
A B&W Stroll in Town
Taking a stroll around town after work one day with a mate, cameras in hand. Been some time since Ive shot B&W film and self developed.
Cameras: Minolta 7xi
Film: Fomapan 200
We took a New Years wander around the Auckland Museum. Armed with the Pentax Q and b&w, I gathered some still life.