Month in Review: July 2017

Sep 2, 2017 | No Comments

Time flies, time to try to catch up. Here are some images taken during July 2017. Only a small album as I was overseas for almost half the month. As always these are taken as part of my 365 Project. Click through for more images and larger.

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Travelling Light – HK, Macau, China June-July 2017

Aug 18, 2017 | No Comments

Warning, this is another image heavy post.

This was a trip I was both looking forward to as well as dreading. It was a mix of work and play for both myself and my partner. On top of this we had a rather active itinerary with some legs of the journey being organized by family over in China. I decided to travel light, very light. My kit for the trip was:

  • Sony A6000 + SELP1650
  • Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D + Novoflex Nikon F (G) > NEX adapter
  • Olympus Mju II
  • Leofoto MT-01 tripod + LH-25 ball head
  • Acer Aspire Switch 10E + Startech card reader
  • ThinkTank Retrospective 6

The idea was that everything had to fit into the Retro 6 which I was using as a carry on bag. This decision proved to be a very good one as I was able to handle both my luggage and my partner’s luggage when necessary. The Acer Switch 10E was a good solution for checking email, and backing up images. The combination of a 128GB microSD in the top half and a 500GB HDD in the keyboard meant that the little Switch allowed me to keep two copies of all the images I took. The Leofoto MT-01 + LH-25 tripod kit is a lot smaller than what I would carry, it is a table top tripod, but it proved to its worth plenty of times; allowing me to get images that I would not have, especially at Victoria Harbour and on waterfront in Shanghai. It also proved to be very useful in restaurants and bars.

Travelling light was a great idea, it allowed me lots of freedom. Although I did miss fast glass and both ultra-wide and telephoto lenses at times, I am not sure I would have had the same freedom if I had taken my Nikon kit.

So here are a selection of images….click through for MORE.

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Film: HK, Macau, China June-July 2017

Aug 11, 2017 | No Comments

I mentioned that I was overseas for most of June, and as a treat I am sharing some film images. I was so keen to get these images that these four, yes FOUR, rolls of film jumped the queue and were processed as soon as I came back. In case you were wondering these images were all taken with my Olympus Mju II.

First up there was the only roll of colour film I took with me. Kodak Ektar 100. This was the first roll of film for the trip and it covered both HK and Macau.

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Then there was a roll of Fujifilm ACROS 100. This roll was shot in HK, and it felt great just taking images with the little Mju II.

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Whilst in HK I visited Camera Film Photo and picked up a few rolls of Berger Pancro 400. This was the first roll for me. Interesting film, nice tones but a little grainy. This roll was shot in China, both Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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The last roll was another roll of Pancro 400. This time it was a mix of Hong Kong and Sydney.

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Month in Review: June 2017

Aug 3, 2017 | No Comments

Overdue, short and a little bland. I spent half of June overseas, pictures to come, but here are some images taken as part of my ongoing 365 Project. You know the drill.

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FILM: Kodak Ektar August 2016

Jul 18, 2017 | No Comments

Another film installment, this time some Kodak Ektar from August 2016. Most of these images were taken up the coast from Sydney, on a trip away as a reward for submitting my PhD thesis. This road trip took us up past Newcastle to Smith’s Lake and Forster and then on the way back we stopped past Nelson Bay and Port Stephens.

The Fujifilm Natura Classica did the heavy lifting for this roll, it is a delightful little camera; small, light with reasonably good focus speed and exposure accuracy.

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Month in Review: May 2017

Jul 13, 2017 | No Comments

Another month past, another chance to look back on a busy period in my life. May 2017, was a big one, on top of the working and teaching we also moved. Moving is never fun, but at the same time it is an opportunity to sift through the mess that is life and shed some of the junk that has been collected.

As always these were taken for my 365Project, click through for larger and more.

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