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
The top 10 section includes a selection
of 10 of the photographs that have been very popular with visitors to this site.
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.
section gives contact details, together with the disclaimer notice.
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.
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
you will obtain several more images that were taken while on this excellent
Recent additions to the
A selection of images recently added to the
site can be seen here.
The image below has been added to the site recently and it shows a
beautiful White Heron filmed at Napier, New Zealand
White Heron ("Kotuku" or "Great Egret") at Napier New Zealand
The web page for this quite
rare white heron also includes an image of this bird in flight.
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.
Here is a summary of the main technical articles on
Advantages and disadvantages of
cropping images instead of using lenses with longer focal lengths. This article also gives some examples
of the calculation of focal length and it discusses the controversy
surrounding the definition of the term "photographic reach".
Full frame cameras vs
of the crop factor and "telephoto advantage" of an APS-C camera
Note that Appendix 2 of the above article includes the following sections:
Calculation of pixel pitch
of the area of one pixel
Why is the pixel size and sensor size of a digital camera important? -
Does increasing pixel count increase noise? Big pixels vs small pixels.
(Click here to read the
Pixel level vs image level in digital photography (also refers to the
new Studio Test Scene published by Digital Photography Review)
Case study: High ISO low light images of the Sony A77 compared with those of
the Sony A55
Downscaling and upscaling images for comparative purposes (can
apples be compared with oranges?)
Index of practical examples of the application of the "pixel density
The following supplementary notes are designed to provide further
information about how to compare the cameras listed in the above index:
Relationships between crop factor, field of view,
photographic reach, image size, pixel density, and pixel size
A900 full frame 24 megapixel camera -- examples of
the amazing crisp details that have been captured in selected
Sony A900 images.
To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when
greatly enlarged, the full-sized images are displayed, together
with crops of just small areas of the images. Some valuable
links are included following the picture thumbnails.
Other technical articles on this site are indexed
here and include articles about
determining print size, and upgrading
your digital camera.
Click here to go to the index
of blogs on this site. The blogs are casual short articles that deal with
rare visit of a leopard
seal to Wellington,
vintage Sony memory sticks,
Canon wonder camera,
is an art or a science, and
Sony A99 high ISO bird
images in very low light.
Cameras used to capture images on this
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
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
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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