Waikato Photographic Society – April 2014

A couple of months ago I joined the Waikato Photographic Society here in Hamilton. Every month there is a set subject and submitted photographs are graded.  As I am new to the Society, I start out a Novice and need 8 (I think) Honors to move up to Intermediate. For April the subject was “A Diptych” and I am very…

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Photo Friday – Fiery

This weeks Photo Friday: “Fiery” A Firebrick Starfish underwater at White Island, New Zealand. A starfish called Asterodiscides truncatus (described in 1911) is “the fire brick starfish” because of the very fiery colored, brick-like tubercles that cover the surface of this species. There are larger swollen tubercles at the end of each arm tip (which I find particularly fascinating if…

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Photo Friday – Heavenly

This weeks Photo Friday: “Heavenly” Shafts of sunlight twinkle through the blue and I am floating. I could have wings as I feel like I am flying. I look up to the sun, a bright orb above us.  I am a diver and I am in my heaven.

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The ‘Getaway Weekend’

Marcia and I have been planning this for a while.  I’m going to pretend it was all about the two of us getting out to the Poor Knights Islands for a day of diving …. but in all reality it was a little more than that. On a Friday afternoon, Ken drove up from Hamilton and collected me (and my…

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Photograph Prints and Canvases

I have been enjoying the 365 Project so much and I have been spending a lot of time with my camera. I am so very appreciative of all the wonderful feedback I have received – I just can’t say thank you enough to everyone for all their encouragement! Click the link below – or to the right hand side of…

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Photo Friday – Slick

This weeks Photo Friday: “Slick” This weeks Photo Friday subject is “Slick”. I just didn’t see anything this week that inspired me to that – nor could I find anything that I liked in my current catalogue. So I went in completely the opposite direction.  After attending the “Submerged” Exhibition at Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport last night – and being…

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Photo Friday – Inside

This weeks Photo Friday: “Inside” I chose this photo for “Inside” because when I photographed it I was inside Rikoriko Cave inside the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. The eel was also inside a cleft in the side of the mouth of the cave and his mouth was open allowing me to see inside and all of his teeth. Eels…

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Photo Friday – Near

This weeks Photo Friday: “Near” Camera – Nikon D300 Exposure – 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture – f/5.0 Focal Length – 60 mm ISO Speed – 200 Exposure Bias – -1/3 EV Flash – On, Return Detected  

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