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Letter to John: Making the Inwardly Seen Outwardly Visible

Letter to John: Making the Inwardly Seen Outwardly Visible

    Te Ngakau I Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 ISO 320, 1/500s @f8       Not long ago, perhaps a few days, I posted one of my works, and made the statement on social media that, as I studied the scene, I could see the different currents of energy moving in the land and […]

Of Zen and Leo

Of Zen and Leo

  Leo Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ISO 64, 1/120s @f2.4       I am being trained. By a dog. Every day or two Leo takes me for a walk down by the river. He lets me think it is my idea. He is thoughtful like that. He keeps his superiority quietly to himself. After […]

Walking a gangplank-Letter to Angela

Walking a gangplank-Letter to Angela

  Pōwhiri, Piopiotahi Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 ISO 200, 1/1000s @ f8     Kia ora Angela: The last time we spoke you asked me where my work was at.  Can I answer this way? Lately I seem to have been walking a tightrope unfastened at one end. Perhaps it is more appropriate to say […]

I’ve been hacked... and a warning

I’ve been hacked… and a warning

  The Sun -Edvard Munch   Dear Friends: It had to finally happen, I suppose. One day an unknown would come knocking on my Internet door, with their hand out, demanding money with malicious intent, and promising dire consequences unless I complied.   I woke up to find the following email in my Inbox: Well, […]

PŌ Uri- making an art work

PŌ Uri- making an art work

  Pō Uri, Piopiotahi Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 ISO 1600, 1/280s @f8   “Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything […]

On Significance-a rambling

On Significance-a rambling

      Branches, Otatutahi Samsung Galaxy S8+ ISO 40, 1/1100s @ f1.7   I will admit the header image for this post isn’t much of a picture, however sometimes it is the dry ones, the ones that are so dehydrated it is like eating Weetbix without sugar and milk, which get you to thinking. […]

Circumnavigating the keel of Te Waka a Māui

Circumnavigating the keel of Te Waka a Māui

  Awa/Ngakau, Tai Poutini Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 LM WR ISO 320, 1/500s @ f8       It is not an easy thing coming back to the place where you grew up. It is not an easy thing to wonder what has changed and how you will feel about it. It is not an […]

Finding Goldilocks Pt II--On The Road with the Fujifilm X-H1

Finding Goldilocks Pt II–On The Road with the Fujifilm X-H1

  Ahua, Geikie Snowfield, Franz Josef Glacier Fujifilm X-H1, XF 16-55/2.8 LM WR ISO 200, 1/1600s @ f9       Introduction For a long time, I have heard the “wisdom” that the photography gear you use does not matter, and that it is the 150mm behind the camera which makes the difference. To a […]

Finding Goldilocks-The Fujifilm X-H1

Finding Goldilocks-The Fujifilm X-H1

  Te Wairua O Hokianga Fujifilm X-H1, XF16-55/2.8 ISO 200, 1/1700s @f8   “The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you […]

New Seeing-how I (finally) learned to love the Fujifilm X-T2

New Seeing-how I (finally) learned to love the Fujifilm X-T2

  Ahua, Rawene Fujifilm X-T2, XF 55-200 LM R OIS ISO 200, 20s @f5   Background I don’t do tech posts much anymore, however this time I want to make an exception, because there are things I want to share, not so much why Fujifilm gear is better than any other manufacturer’s equipment, but for […]

Blood in the Water-an Adobe rant

Blood in the Water-an Adobe rant

Delirium I Nikon D810, Sigma 24-105/4 ART ISO64, 1/160s@f8   There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling… And the bloated corpse of the whale, Adobe, is doing little to help itself… And I am thrilled. Let me explain. I use Adobe products because I must. My workflow is a rather complicated […]

Reveille-returning from the outer darkness

Reveille-returning from the outer darkness

Multiple suns, Paponga Nikon D810, Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC Di ISO 64, 1/400s @ f8     “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”  ― Mary Oliver   Kia ora e te whānau: Those of you close to me know that […]

A last post as the earth turns towards the east- a letter to my friends

A last post as the earth turns towards the east- a letter to my friends

  Te Rerenga Wairua Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Shoot data immaterial   Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not […]

Landscape Pro-AI hits the photography world- a review

Landscape Pro-AI hits the photography world- a review

Hills Run  Rd, Maniototo, Central Otago  Fujifilm X-T1, XF 10-24/4 @ 14mm ISO 200, f11 @ 1/160s     “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” ― Marshall McLuhan   Background I am bemused. And I can feel the winds of the future beating on my face […]

Going hybrid

Going hybrid

Hine Moana I X-Pro 2, XF 10-24/4 OIS @ 10mm ISO 200, 1/500s @ f6.4     I am not sure whether this post belongs with the one on the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 or the recent ones on phone photography. Maybe it belongs with both.   Plottings More and more I have been using my […]

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