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Week 30

Photos here are taken from Maungaūika or North Head, an extinct volcanic cone at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour (Auckland). This has been fortified many times in its history to guard against enemy warships, with the last of the fortifications build in WW2.

#1 Sunset

a7Riii and Loxia 85/2.4. The 'novel' thing here was trying out the Nisi 3-stop reverse grad I had. Image clarity remained extermely high, so I'm becoming a larger fan.

#2 The big one

a7Riii and Loxia 85/2.4

#3 The little ones

a7Riii and Loxia 21/2.8. This is my wide-angle shot of the week
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF, SAL70-200/2.8 G
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Really like the "Rock Stack"
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You're good with water and landscapes.
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Week 31

Trying to catchup a bit here, and have three flower photos. All stacked with Helicon 7.

#1 Daffodils in a Vase

a7Riii and Sigma 70/2.8 at f5.6 and 1/5 sec. 11 images.

#2 High-key Iris

as above, but 7 images

#3 Iris close-up
Here I added the Nisi +5 achromat diopter to the Sigma, and used a macro-focusing rail to get the images. In all, this now required 44 images at f8.


I think if this challenge has shown me anything, is that Helicon 7 was worth every cent I paid to buy it.
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Nice flower shots, prefer #2
 



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Those daffodils look stunning on a dark background
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Nicely done! The bright daffodils against the dark background works well for me.
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@Maffe thanks- I think #2 looks effective as a high key shot.

@onsplekkie and @skm.sa100 ngā mihi- it's still officially Late Winter here and the daffodils add a splash of colour. The black I also thought emphasised the yellows and oranges.
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Week 32

Into our second week of lockdown and I'm not impressed. I'd intended to do a lot more traveling to take photos. Still doing a bit of a catchup with posts.

#1 - Daffodils (stacked image)

Sony a7Riii with Sigma 70/2.8 macro

#2- Hine in lockdown mode

Sony a7Riii and 85/1.8 Batis, at f2.8
I had to switch to more domestic subjects.

#3 Curious Cat

Alien trying to work out what I'm doing with that strange thing in my hands...
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Week 33

#1 Lockdown Motorway

Not an inspiring image I guess, but it was an experiment with taking a handheld panorama. 33 images then stitched in MS ICE, and cropped. A lot.
a7Riii with Voigtlander 110/2 macro at f8.

#2 Macro archive
Chinese orbweb

Taken on the border of Jilin, Russian Far East and N Korea (near Hunchun).
Photographed with a700 and Sony 70-200/2.8 G SSM

#3 Wide-angle Archive
Stanley Bay

Sony a900 with Minolta 2.8, reverse ND grad for Auckland skyline and ND grad for quay. Has been edited to bring up some of the shadow detail on the right.
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Week 34

#1 Archived Creative

Duotone with a900 and 17-35/G

#2 Luke Pupuke and Takapuna (archived wide angle)

a7R with 17-25/G at 35mm. ISO100 for 30 sec.

#3 Macro archive- Beetles
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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Week 35

#1 Something new.
With lockdown in Auckland, I can't venture far from the house. Which means I've had little chance to use my last lens purchase- the Tamron 150-500. So I strolled to the nearby local park to try it out on the local birdlife.

Pūkeko at Park

a7Riii at 1/640s, f6.3 and IS04000, Tamron at 400mm.
I have to say I'm actually impressed with how much detail and how little noise I got with this ISO4000 shot. With my earlier A-mount cameras, this would have been a mess of digital noise.

#2 Something Old- 2017 Panorama of Tāmaki-Makarau/Auckland from Bayswater

a7R with SAL70-200/2.8 G

#3 Something Old- Macro of an Opilionid (Harvestman). This tiny arachnid was photographed with my a700 and Tamron 90/2.8 M, with the Raynox maicroscope adapters added. Even then it was so small I couldn't see the focal point on the eyes, so had to guess.


Edited by Wētāpunga - 15 September 2021 at 23:40
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

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I said it before, you can´t go wrong with cats!
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