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Welcome to my New Zealand photography site!

The above sunset was taken at Peka Peka, which is near Waikanae in the North Island of New Zealand.

This site includes the following sections:

The  new  section includes a selection of images that have recently been added to this site.

The  top 10  section includes a selection of 10 of the photographs that have been very popular with visitors to this site.

The  landscapes  section includes photographs of mountains, lakes, rivers, seascapes, sunsets, and sunrises.

The  floral  section includes photographs of gardens and flowers.

The  nature  section includes photographs of animals and birds.

The  other  section includes photographs of cities, buildings, tourist attractions, and other places of interest.

The  contact  section gives contact details, together with the disclaimer notice.

The  image index  lists in alphabetical order the names of all the images and articles on this site. By using the "Find" function in your browser, you can search this page to find out whether an image or article you are interested in is on this site. With some browsers, this "Find" feature may be accessed by holding down the "Control" key and pushing "F".

The  technical articles index  provides an index of all the technical articles and  blogs  on this site.

Amazing clarity of selected Sony A99 and A900 images: This page is dedicated to showing the amazing clarity of selected images that were captured using the full frame Sony A99 and Sony A900 24 megapixel digital cameras. Many of these images were captured with the fantastic Carl Zeiss Sony F/2.8 24mm - 70mm lens. To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when greatly enlarged, crops of just small areas of the images are included for each image on the page.

When you click on a thumbnail image that is displayed on this site, you will obtain a page that has an enlargement of this image. If the description of a thumbnail image includes an asterisk (*)  this denotes there is a sub-menu of images on this topic on the enlargement page. For example, if you click on the thumbnail image for the  Battle Hill Farm Walk, you will obtain several more images that were taken while on this excellent walk.

Recent additions to the site

A selection of images recently added to the site can be seen  here.

Featured image

This week's featured image is shown below:

Ngawi beach and fishing village, near Cape Palliser, Southern Wairarapa coastline, North Island, New Zealand

This image was captured using the Sony A99 full frame digital camera with the Carl Zeiss 24mm-70mm lens. Click  here  to see the excellent detail captured in the above image.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.

Technical  articles  and  blogs

Click  here  to go to the index of technical  articles and  blogs  on this site. Several of the articles deal with the crop factor, focal length, photographic reach, cropping images, and the mathematical relationships between image size, pixel density, and pixel size.

The  latest technical article  to go on the site provides a summary of the approximate mathematical relationships between image size, pixel density, and pixel size of the APS-C Sony A6000 and the amazing 42.4 megapixel full frame Sony A7R II (ILCE-7R M2). This summary shows that, when compared with the Sony A7R II, the Sony A6000 has an approximate linear pixel density that is about 15.3% greater than that of the A7R II. The approximate “area” relationships for image size, pixel density, and pixel size, are also presented in this article.

Cameras  used  to  capture  images  on  this  site

My main camera is the incredible Sony Alpha 99, which is a 24.3 megapixel full frame camera. My main lens is the great 24mm - 70mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*. My telephoto lens is the the Sony 70mm-300 mm G SSM lens. The Sony A99 captures incredible detail and the images are suitable for making very big enlargements. I also own the very nice APS-C 16.2 megapixel   Sony A55 (SLT-A55V) camera. This camera is light to carry and I sometimes use it when on long walks in preference to the heavier full frame camera. I often use the excellent Sony 18mm - 250mm lens with the Sony A55.

I also enjoy using the amazing  20.2mp Sony RX100, which fits in a pocket and is very useful when it is not appropriate to carry a larger camera. The Sony RX100 is also a very good video camera as demonstrated 
here. This video provides a sparkling performance of Carl Bohm's "Perpetual Motion" directed by Suzuki Teacher Haruo Goto. This work was performed by nearly 40 violin students at the Suzuki Institute's Wellington Branch Summer Camp 2014, held at Rathkeale College Auditorium, Masterton, New Zealand. When you consider the small size of the microphone on the RX100, the sound quality captured by this camera is very good indeed. The RX100 also performs very well in low light and the F/1.8 lens is very useful for recording indoor events.


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