Archive for June, 2013

Close up…

A friend lent me some macro extender tubes the other day.  I’ve not done any macro photography before so I set out on Saturday to try out this borrowed equipment.  One thing I do know is that you should always use a tripod, so into the bush walk at Okura we went, camera on tripod, over my shoulder.

I discovered it’s immensely difficult to get the camera in the right position.  The first four of these shots are with macro and the other three just a standard 50mm prime.

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Piha in June

Last time we went to Piha was also June… was that last year?  No, I just looked and it was two years ago.  I think that was the last time we went there.  Check out the video from that day Piha in Sunny June

This time we were on our own, Emily’s choice and thanks to her working very hard at school.  She has a jar of rewards and if she works hard enough and get’s good comments from the teacher, she gets to pick a treat out of the jar.  She created them all and this was one she’d picked out a couple of weeks ago.

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