1 August 2018

Update: Day galleries sometimes incomplete & / or roughly edited. So currently; August 2018 day galleries. This site contains roughly 3200 entries from the period 2005 – 2016 some 2200 of which are published, there is a generous collection of deadlinks / out of date info etc. etc. michaeljeans.blog & ello.co/michaeljeans share the same images (mostly). opuahau.nz is for my benefit but you are more than welcome to have a look. About me has some social links.  My Cambridge Waikato project is at kemureti.nz and Facebook and under development at Instagram. 9.8.18

Whitehall Garden Circle 45th Anniversary 9.8.18

Whitehall Garden Circle 45th Anniversary 9.8.18

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July2017

1 July 2018

Te Kō Utu Park Cambridge Domain Waikato New Zealand

Te Kō Utu Park Cambridge Domain Waikato New Zealand

On a mission of sorts. Half time. Have been cross posting during June. This will continue during July. Comparing the mechanics and usefulness of web platforms used, or ignored, over the past decade or so. ello.co far and away the easier and most elegant posting experience of all; vies with Behance as a digital creatives market space. Dropbox for file naming, transfer, storage & cloud backup. Facebook & Google+, Instagram and this; long overdue (18 months and counting), Google Keep for notes, composition & transfer between devices. opuahau.nz (fun & easy to maintain once you know the ropes) built on Adobe Portfolio; comes with Creative Cloud Photography planPinterest (more soon) & Pocket (URL collecting), RocketSpark (Cambridge’s own), keywords (compiled in Google Sheets) and distributed, LinkedIn, Neighbourly (Leamington NZ & etc ..) Tumblr, Twitter, Zenfolio & Blurb, the list goes on ..

Roundabout at Cook, Pope & Victoria Bridge (Waikato River), Leamington, Waikato, New Zealand. 29 June 2018

Roundabout at Cook, Pope & Victoria Bridge (Waikato River), Leamington, Waikato, New Zealand. 29 June 2018

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July2017

Mucking about with Lightroom CC

Images made over the past few weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Edited on the phone with Lightroom CC; a tad paint by numbers but fun. Just a pity I can’t get Windows 10 to recognise the desktop version*. Much looking and cache clearing etc but no luck yet. As I am wont to comment whenever surveyed by Adobe ‘great tools just a pity having to navigate the gatekeepers and the ‘troubleshooting’ threads to solve a problem’. Others share the issue but no solution to be found as yet. I shall just wait. The Creative Cloud Photography plan apps have all been updated in recent days.

*update: late May Adobe support sorted this issue, thanks heaps!!

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Cambridge New Zealand some history resources

  • Such Things Were The Story of Cambridge, N.Z. C.W. Vennell Published by Waikato Independent, Duke Street, Cambridge. 1939
  • Plough Of The Pakeha A Cambridge Regional History Eric Beer / Alwyn Gascoigne For The Cambridge Historical Society 1975
  • Cambridge An Illustrated History 1886-1986 The Centenary Of Local Government In Cambridge Sally K. Parker Cambridge Borough Council ISBN 0-473-00334-1 1986
  • Cambridge NZ 150 Years 1864 – 2014 Eris Parker (a personal reflection on Cambridge New Zealand by former curator of Cambridge Museum). 2014
  • Cambridge Museum website.

Some fun in naming our names BUT there is at least one missing .. can you figure out what name?

Cambridge New Zealand and ..

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Cambridge New Zealand, hereabouts and close at hand

Cambridge New Zealand and ..

Thirty names associated with Cambridge New Zealand. Mountains, hills, lakes, swamps, farming ‘districts’, our river and streams: the assignment is neighbours (yes, I know and I did do the WP stuff as well). The graphic I prepared earlier. Love these places and place names. I live in Leamington, was born in Cambridge, and grew up at Whitehall. And Taotaoroa is right next door to Hobbiton. Just saying. Rough guesstimate as to the population of the area described; 25,000.

Blogging U.

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Blogging 101 a WordPress.COM assignment

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.

A refresher for me – a pause to come to terms with the ‘new’ wp.COM editor – which I have pretty much avoided until now. I am a photographer. I have blogged for about 10 years and been here on the WordPress platform since 2008. A small gallery of photographs taken in the first 4 days of 2016.

Blogging U.

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Official ribbon cutting Waikato Expressway Cambridge section 15/12/15

Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting

Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting

Today I got to be a press photographer for a few of hours. Got to drive on the new expressway before it opened – on reflection I may have VIP’d when I should have press’d (different car parks). Listened to speeches celebrating the land & it’s people, the maunga standing around us, the engineering and construction and the work of individuals as is the way of these things. Minimal politics. At 3PM I joined the community day throng with Dad and bused over the Karapiro Gully viaduct to the southern interchange and returned to Hautapu for an amble around the pop up village there to feed, water, entertain, amuse & inform.  Lots of people. And then a third visit for a bike ride to the Karapiro gully / stream viaduct and back to Victoria Road with the assistance of these folk. There are photos.

From the left Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker, Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes (obscured), Kaye Clark NZTA Hamilton highways manager, Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest, Lyndsay Tisch MP for Waikato, South Waikato mayor Neil Sinclair, Simon Bridges Minister of Transport, David Bennett MP for Hamilton East, Louise Upston MP for Taupo, Tim Macindoe MP for Hamilton West and Harry Wilson NZTA Regional Director Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

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Green on green on green Cambridge New Zealand December 2015

Green car old railway line Whitaker Street Victoria Street Cambridge NZ

Green car old railway line Whitaker Street Victoria Street Cambridge NZ

An apt image, I think, for Cambridge New Zealand, this week, with the opening of our flash new ‘bypass’ a.k.a. more formally the Waikato Expressway Cambridge section.

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The white church on the corner St Andrews Church Cambridge NZ

SH1 Hamilton Road | Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand

SH1 Hamilton Road | Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand

For travelers a spot along State Highway 1 that has been enjoyed, and recalled, for yonks – perhaps as long as there has been a SH1 and a large wooden church on this corner. When diverted through San Fransisco, years ago, I was off the plane first not wanting to miss my connecting flight to LA. Showing my passport I got ‘my wife and I travel to New Zealand regularly we love the white church on the corner in Cambridge‘. Cool. Perhaps it is the only image that springs to mind when others think of our place; Cambridge, the largest of the Waikato towns bar the city of Hamilton. And this the very same verge where family and friends gathered before celebrating my parents’ wedding in St Andrews Anglican Church 66 years ago. State Highway 1 no longer, from Tuesday, with the opening of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway 2.4km to the north.

19 October 2015

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Michael Jeans … in your face watermarking

The 'Kelly' watermark had it's first outing in mid November 2015

The ‘kelly’ watermark had it’s first outing in mid November 2015

The ‘watermark’ you now see on all my photographs has been a long time coming. 2015, a time of much photography but little publishing, has offered me a clearer understanding of what I’m actually doing by publishing my work. Photography, for me, is both craft and art (as well as income). I guess this seems pretty obvious. The craft; the discipline, has been hard won over time and produces some really cool stuff – even though I say so. The art, well, you can behold or not as is your choice. I enjoy being paid. Named for a photographer friend this watermark has a top, middle and a bottom version. One set for online generation, automatically, across my galleries and a Lightroom set generated on export for ‘loose’ proofs. Some special folk have played their part, knowingly or unknowingly, in both the design and thinking behind it. Thank you. Simply put my watermark addresses authorship & ownership, especially now within the cascade of images created daily, and is a clear statement of the value I place on my work.

Thanks to Kelly & Trefor et al. | Waikato Vintage Swapmeet Lake Karapiro Domain 15/11/15

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A rebuild?

If things appear a little disjointed here it is because I am toying with a change to the look of my website. Everything is still in the same place as it was. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email me. Edited 1900 hrs 11/5/15

Maungatautari

Maungatautari May 2015

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