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Photography

GRINZ – 12 Oct 08

A couple of links.

CS4 Anne Nobel

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Photography

High Speed

Interesting if somewhat academic.

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Cambridge NZ

Light cones

Not quite sure what I was expecting. A wit has placed some of the numerous road safety cones about the Victoria Road SH1 Queen Street roundabout on the almost as numerous up lights. Nothing new about this. Just the scale of the installation. I couldn’t get what I wanted (one might say because of a lack of conceptual focus). Methinks not so much surreal as disneyesque. This I might add is the middle of the night timestamp 12:07AM. And it was cold.

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Whitehall NZ

Whitehall hills

Combination of 6 images.

Photographs taken 20/09/2008

Cropped as 13 x 3.5in.

My current header image is taken from the middle of this series.

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Whitehall NZ

Whitehall RD 4 3496

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Web

Wellington on Huffington

Been there for a couple of days. Can’t enjoy the American ads any more. I don’t think it has anything to do with the new ISP. No doubt it reflects NZ readership.

Published: 16/12/2008

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Leamington NZ

Broadband speedtest

Download Speed: 3507 kbps (438.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 507 kbps (63.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

Speedtest run at: 08:42 pm, 11 Oct 2008

(Leamington | Kinect)

Run your own test.

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Leamington NZ

The sink at 301

Published: 16/12/2008

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Web

Jon Stewart on Fox News

The link http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=187600

WordPress.com doesn’t allow Flash embeds.

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Web

Thinking about Wilfie

Dogs are best. Actually I like cats .. best?

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Web

John Cleese and Fox News

A poem. And this is almost as funny.

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Cambridge NZ Rowing

Farewell

This photograph was taken on Friday the 29th of August 2008

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Photography Web

Jona Frank

Nice.

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Leamington NZ

Toadstools

This high density colony of small fungi, egged on by the wet, has appeared around a Liquid Amber stump in the past 24 hours.

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Cambridge NZ Photographers

Jason Tregurtha

open2view | waikatosouth@open2view.com | 027 232 1950

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New Zealand

NZ Music Awards

Wasn’t it just an excellent celebration. And cheers to the industry for recognising Straitjacket Fits. Mr Carter put it so well.

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Cambridge NZ

Herceptin action

Olympic rower Eric Murray and All Black Richard Kahui shave mother and daughter Karen and Jacinda May, this evening at Capelli Studio Alpha Street Cambridge to raise funds for Cambridge women battling Her2 positive breast cancer.

Donations can be made at any Westpac Bank: Suzanne & Tania Her 2 Fund Account No: 03 1568 0262139 026. All money raised will will be shared between the women.

Update 3:36PM 9/09/08 A note from Karen and Jacinda

Thanks to Eric Murray and Richard Kahui for the outstanding job they did shaving our heads and letting us keep our ears! With any fundraising event there are special people in the background: Capelli Hair Studio for your tireless work keeping us girls looking good before and on the night; Gourmet Delicious for the stunning nibbles at such short notice; Cambridge Wines for the bubbles; Kevin Burgess for juggling Richard’s schedules to be with us on the night; Michael Jeans for the amazing memories we’ll have with the incredible photos and to all those people who have donated to this fundraising event – thank you from our hearts.

Karen and Jacinda

For further information Karen May 027 245 0757 or karen@kazdezign.co.nz

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Web

I’m not sure

about the new look.

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Cambridge NZ Election 2008 Tāupo Electorate

Robbie Mac

Visiting us today Robbie Mac, enthusiastic and full of folksy charm, to introduce his candidacy in the general election. Robbie is standing in the Taupo Electorate as an independent candidate.

One of Robbie’s causes is support for binding citizen generated referenda.

You can contact Robbie at 6/40 Green’s Landing, Nukuhau, Taupo 3330.

Good luck Robbie.

Update 11/09/2008: The only other Taupo candidate I have managed to photograph so far is National Party candidate Louise Upston. Good luck Louise.

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Photography Web

A timely reminder

To take RAW seriously and stop mucking using it infrequently. I must, I must do some serious study and experimenting. Thanks GRINZ for the link.

Follow the links

http://www.rawworkflow.com/

http://www.rawworkflow.com/blog/2008/9/29/instant-jpeg-from-raw-ijfr.html

http://rawworkflow.squarespace.com/instant-jpeg-from-raw-utility/

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Web

A bit of fun

Google 2001

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Web

Cloud computing

This is something I have done – partaken of – in bits and bobs since 2004. With the move to the WordPress.com servers, Domain mapping to the same and a move from Gmail to Google Apps – BTW looks and acts the same – I seem to be right in the middle of it.

The trick is a work flow that suits each step and learning to admit defeat, quickly, when the next bright shiny idea/widget doesn’t gel. Give and take is the saying.

Cloud computing a Wikipedia explanation. And Stephen Fry, yes that Stephen Fry, weighs in. I don’t understand the terms and conditions on Stephen’s blog so here we have a cut and paste instead of the usual live link.

http://stephenfry.com/blog/?p=57

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Cambridge NZ

Pet Sunday

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Web

Web browsers

When I was looking around for a feed of the VP debate yesterday afternoon I came upon this. It is as simple an explanation for keeping up with browser development as I have seen.

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Photography

Brian Curtis

On a sad note. Brian Curtis founder of The Photographer’s Mail died on Thursday evening. Brian had been battling cancer.

Brian’s funeral is 1.30PM Monday the 6th of October 2008 at the Bruce Mason Centre on the corner of The Promenade and Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland.

In lieu of flowers a donation to: The North Shore Hospice, PO Box 331129 Takapuna, Auckland. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Deb Curtis, 48 Valley View Road Glenfield, Auckland.

If you wish to be kept informed about the NZ photography scene subscribe to GRINZ. And look here from time to time.

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Web

Sarah Palin

Roger Ebert, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Andrew Sullivan, Carl Bernstein and Oliver Kamm. My own thoughts are here.

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Cambridge NZ

2008 Waikato Gathering of the Clans

Banners of Clans Arthur, Cameron, Davidson, Donald, Gordon, Johnstone, McLean, MacKenzie, MacLachlan, MacMillan, MacRae and Wallace paraded through Cambridge this morning, Saturday the 4th of October 2008, for the 2008 Waikato Gathering of the Clans.

Contact David McLachlan lachlan@wave.co.nz, 027 279 7128 or 07 829 8440.

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Web YouTube

I just had to

10/10/08 This appears to have been pulled.

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Cambridge NZ

White and yellow

Telephone book delivery day. I wonder how long it will remain economic to produce these huge wads of paper. I refer to them rarely prefering the online version. What are the economics of the online version if the paper goes?

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Web

Perspective

Oliver Kamm has just been on BBC HARDtalk. I assume the programme is repeated during the next 24 hours or so.

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Cambridge NZ Photography Web

Not a Pentax Optio W60 review

Cute and waterproof. Fits in the coin pocket of my jeans. Looks a little noisy at 400ISO. All in all a nice package. For seriously knowledgeable reviews try dpreview and cameralabs. 10MP. Retails for around $NZ600.00+.

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Cambridge NZ Web

Yahoo! Messenger

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Photography Web

Photography and history

These photographs, from the collection of the United States Library of Congress, are hugely influential in informing my own photograph making.

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Whitehall NZ

Windsor Downs Whitehall

Neville Baker and Bruce Jeans

Windsor Downs, Whitehall, New Zealand.

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Whitehall NZ

Farm art

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Waikato

eDay 2008

Remember it is eDay this weekend. The perfect time to rid yourself of unwanted computer gear in a useful way. Waikato eDay is Sunday the 5th of October between 9am – 3pm. The Hamilton dropoff is Mainfreight in Foreman Road. eDay details are at eday.org.nz.

Vanessa Mohi-Goodchild is the Hamilton/Waikato contact.

021 110 0226 or Vanessa@wainet.org

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Waikato

Election hoarding

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Cambridge NZ

Paperbag lanterns

Paperbag lanterns, St Andrew's Church, Cambridge, New Zealand.

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Thames Valley NZ

Puriri

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Thames Valley NZ

World famous around here

You can learn more about Paeroa here. If you fish have a look here.

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Thames Valley NZ

Bridge Paeroa

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Housekeeping

Normal service will resume

I have moved servers. Not quite in the sequence I had planned. Everything from the old server will be moved across as time allows.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

To contact me use michael@michaeljeans.co.nz.

If that doesn’t work try michaeljeans@gmail.com which will.

(Sorry, cut and paste).

My telphone number is 027 496 3803.

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Leamington NZ

Video still

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Whitehall NZ

The new piano

This caption refers to the group photograph – third from the end: The performers Mark Eyre pianist, Finian Casey guitarist, Anna Currie harp, Fiona Artis singer, Sophie Aubrey pianist, Janet & Chris Gardner, Xavier Casey violinist, seated left and Charlie Verberne singer. Edited 1/JUNE/2009.

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Housekeeping

Final front page

Published 03/10/08

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Housekeeping

Leaving KiwiWebHost

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Whitehall NZ

Lone cabbage tree

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Cambridge NZ

Rainbow and The Gap

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Housekeeping

Web hosting

As regular visitors may be aware my site crashed about ten days ago. This experience has had me rethinking my hosting options. I have decided to make a move. This will probably take two to three weeks to research, plan and carry out.

In the meantime I am not going to publish any new posts. I will resume after the change over.

When I have a beta version of the new site running I will direct you to it as it will feature some new stuff. Both sites will combine at the change over.

My web address will not change.

If you wish to email me please use my backup email address michaeljeans*AT*gmail.com as my main email may suffer some outages along the way.

Note: If you are looking for photos of the start of the Cambridge Hamilton Kayak and Cruise (14/09/08) please email me.

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Housekeeping

Sitemeter

Changes made over the weekend to SiteMeter are being reversed. ReadWriteWeb comments. I loaded the new site and spent 10 minutes trying to understand it. It was not good.

Update: Normal service resumes 12:24 15/09/08.