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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Dec 13, 2019 05:10 |  #9856

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Heh, the lens I am not so happy with did a fine job there. Must be the operator! ;)

Rosey, I like it too! :D


I have found this lens needs very good light. I've lots of failures in overcast conditions.

I am now also using the monopod, as I get shaky if I try to concentrate with lens extended. Mind you, the monopod is a thing to be learned as well :-). However I am finding it helpful, when i get it right.


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Dec 13, 2019 06:03 |  #9857

Been reprocessing some from Shanghai when a family group went over for my nephew's wedding to a lady from Hong Shan, Wuxi, not too far from Shanghai.
I asked how big Wuxi was, before we went there. The reply - not very big, and then a population much greater than NZ! The railway station was a nightmare, and if we hadn't had Mia with us, to interpret Mandarin, I think we would be stuck there even now! LOL

There were lots of little one roomed shops and cafes that we came across. I don't often share photos of me, but here I am for some perspective. Please remember this is 2010 and i am older in every way since then :-)

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Dec 15, 2019 02:46 |  #9858

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Dec 16, 2019 01:04 |  #9859

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Dec 16, 2019 01:48 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #9860

^^^

Oh he is really nice :)


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Dec 16, 2019 02:00 |  #9861

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^^^

Oh he is really nice :)

thanks! I probably cleaned up too much flap on the port wing, but you get the idea... ;-)a


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Dec 17, 2019 04:54 |  #9862

I have belonged to this thread for a fair sort of length of time, over 10 yrs. During that time I have seen a number of posters come and go. I know we lose touch for a number of reasons, some of them not happy ones. And sometimes I wonder if the reason is me (needy, egotist, megalomaniac, and of course another is self blaming introvert. I think it would be nice if some of those folk who have previously made constructive posts here, could every so often pop in and say "Hi" so we all know that they at least are ok and perhaps expanding with doing well etc. My personal feelings are, although many we have not met in person, at least we have developed a sort of relationship which is rather nice in that we have exchanged knowledge and suggestions and even some constructive criticisms in the past.

One who has gone missing in the last few months is Scotttnz who introduced me to my Lumix, who always saw a 'leaning' horizon, and came across as having a nice personality over the 'net in the forums.

I suspect he may have had health problems and I have sent two PMs to him which are still in an 'unseen' state, ironically one on the 17 Oct, then 17 Nov and today is 17 Dec. I am hoping he is ok, in fact I am hoping he is ok enough to teach me some camera, but that is purely an option. I want Scotttnz to be fine.

So if you know Scott and know that he is well then just ease my mind and let me know.

Now if the problem of disapearing posters is primarily caused by me, then, sigh... I could always go outside and shoot myself, or refrain from posting in this thread if that is what it would take.

I have nothing more to say just now on this subject.


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Dec 17, 2019 17:11 |  #9863

Well I'm still here Chris but not much happening photography wise.

I did pick up the camera the other day though, it was on the desk and I put it back in the cupboard......

I'm on holiday, finished the other morning and have 28 days off... with a list of things to do... not the least pain in the butt is painting the roof...

It's been a busy year of not doing a lot really, works been good, going back for a BBQ and a couple of beers on Friday and hopefully, the board will have an announcement about our potential new plant and relocation.

The start of the year wasn't that flash with my 13 day road trip in the South Island coming to an early end with a cracked head in the van. Lost motivation to fix it for about 5 months. 3 months on the road and the non-genuine head gasket that came with the new head broke down so I had to fix that again, this time with genuine head gasket and seems to be fine... time will tell.

Going to have a fullish house over Christmas, eldest son is over from Melbourne, youngest daughter is over from France and having a son of a friend up from Nelson looking at accommodation options in Auckland for a new job he is starting in the early new year.

Other than that, not a lot to report, I do check-in here frequently and have enjoyed your and Rosey's posts.

Looking forward to doing my camper conversion next year (insert Tui Add here) and getting out doing some photography.

Take it easy and have a pleasant Christmas.


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Dec 17, 2019 19:58 as a reply to  @ Mark Vuleta's post |  #9864

Thank you Mark. I do truly know what lost motivation is like... sigh... Frankly my camera has been a paper weight more than a camera over the last few months.

It is good just to know that you are there, and ok. Very best wishes, not just for Xmas:love:


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Dec 17, 2019 23:48 as a reply to  @ Mark Vuleta's post |  #9865

Good to hear from you Mark. Hope the camper van has another few thousand in her now. What a nuisance.

Painting the roof - ugh. Did our house in Greytown years ago, large four bedroom house with office and attached carport, so it was a large roof. One of my brothers in law did give me a day ....

Hope you fit some photography in after Christmas and the roof is done :-)

And best wishes ofr the Christmas and coming year.


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Dec 18, 2019 01:15 |  #9866

Clive today. Been interested a swan family of six cygnets, and very attentive parents. I think this is probably the smae heron I have seen in the same spot several times. Playing with the different focus methods on the firmware update for the G9. Getting there, I think.

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Dec 18, 2019 02:03 |  #9867

kiwichris wrote in post #18976342 (external link)
So if you know Scott and know that he is well then just ease my mind and let me know.

Haven't seen him for ages but think he's okay - from the odd post on FB sounds like he's moving house shortly so probably got his hands full.

Must say this year for me has certainly had it's ups & downs, getting a new job, having a number of close relatives pass away including my Mum & her Mum, having an awesome holiday taking the family to the UK & Paris, getting a newish camera & taking lots of Karate photos, and then last week found that the part of the company I work for is being sold off to one of the general managers.
Bring on next year! Hope you all have a good christmas :-)

(I do wish that muppets at council would approve our renovation plans, but suspect world peace would be easier to arrange)


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Dec 18, 2019 02:44 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #9868

I think he had a job change as well. Thanks Joeseph. I don't have his facebook name. Mine is Chris Way, if any one would like to contact and I have noticed FB is showing photos better now than it has done in the past.


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Dec 18, 2019 15:04 |  #9869

I think many of us have gone through a lot of life changes, photography has become less important. I brought some bits 6 months ago I haven't used yet. July was my last outing. Yet I will not sell up. Mind you I don't spend anything anymore.

PS I am keeping an eye on the next EOS-R pro version camera


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Dec 19, 2019 01:44 |  #9870

Nice to hear from some of the less "regulars".

Usual from Clive but parked in a different place and got a bonus tui. See them often, but usually hidden by foliage, and can only listen to their melodies. Same kit for both images, cross posted the first.

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And this shag, which is a bit of a failure. Somehow got an aperture of f/11, when I had opened the lens up for prior shots. Weird :-)

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I rather like it though.

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