Alongside the Waikato


Work necessitated my travel south from Auckland to Hamilton City today. With a bit of a sore back, I took a few mini stops in the ~150km journey. What has since turned into a wet and forecast windy evening, was a beautiful golden morning.

I was shooting with a borrowed, semi broken Samsung NX10. The main LCD has cracked and does not function, but the ovf still works. Linked with my old Ricoh 50mm lens, it looks like a really nice kit – I only wish the ovf was a little larger, or offered some form of manual lens assistance like my Nex does. Still, some ok images from an otherwise potentially binned mirrorless camera.

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Without Focus

without focus 1On occasion I like to take out of focus images. I think what I like is the ‘focus’ on shape and colour as opposed to detail. Todays two images were shot in Hamilton aside the Waikato River.

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The Journey Down

The drive downWork took me down south to Hamilton. Leaving early we headed down the pre-rush hour(s) jam and into the Waikato region. Heading down the Bombay Hill – marking the edge of Auckland, we dove into the depth of fog still blanketing this lower region and continued on our way past Huntly and towards Hamilton. The sun was breaking through fog and clouds in the distance, offering a wonderful early morning view.


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