Some images from our camping holiday

I think everyone needs to go camping, unplug, be social in a real world

The walk…


Tha bach (cottage, crib) has no electricity or cell signal and no road access. So you either go by boat or walk in at low tide.


The view from my tent #camping

Moon set and iPhone

[From the summit of Paekakariki Hill]
I get up early most days. But I haven’t been to the top of the hill for a while. A great start to the day. Cold but worth it. Another photographer turned up and started taking photos of the moon. I asked him what settings he uses. He said he gets all his tips from YouTube, demos, instructions. It never occurred to me. I usually go on what I know, experiment and learn that way. But I may YouTube a few things.
I won an iPhone 3Gs. Its a great workhorse and toy. The video and camera good . But I do have trouble holding the video steady. Video cameras are actually shaped to fit your hand and to be held as steady as possible. This is a phone and a bit clunky. U can take some great photos with it too but you have to follow all the old rules. Like have the sun at your back. I also can not get used to the delay when taking photos or looking at screen. It was great to get back to my D200 actually.

But I’m not dissing the iPhone. It is a phone, the applications are cool as, and I have 1000 songs stored on it. Cruise the web from my train to work, anywhere I like. I also walk around town and find the free wifi connections. Load video straight to YouTube, FB, Flickr and twitter, if I wanted to…turn the speed camera detector on when in my car, a whole lot of others things I don’t need and have done without all my life. It’s great.

I may start podcasting. If I could get the time I will. But way busy at the moment, as always.

Good Friday Moon

Up early on Friday morning and caught the moon just as it set. I had my video camera with me too and while shooting the sun hitting waves and all these other wonderful things I spotted someone on a surf kayak. Turned out to be one of the locals setting a long line. So I videoed him winding in and setting his line. It turns out to be a great little doco. Not fantastic quality but a ‘fly on the wall recorded observation’ type thing. I really don’t know who would watch it or think it is interesting. But hell. I do. I’m going to post some video from our gig last week. Not sure if I can here but I have a youtube account that I hardly use. Which I should, more often with more really uninteresting, non-funded not for profit videos.

When people say things like a ‘no budget’ or ‘low budget’ or ‘not for profit’ production what they’re actually saying is ‘I make crap that no one gives a shit about, let alone funds’.

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