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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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Flowers Shakespeare Street Leamington New Zealand

from Mum's garden Leamington NZ
from Mum’s garden Leamington NZ

9 October 2015

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Christmas tree decoration Leamington New Zealand

An actual pine cone nestled among the plastic. On the whole it all looks pretty good (even though I say so myself) and Dad likes it.

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Dressing our Christmas tree 01/12/15

hand painted plastic nativity scene made in hong kong 444 (85mm x 45mm)
hand painted plastic nativity scene made in hong kong 444 (85mm x 45mm)

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a return to instagram june 2014

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Instagram user Opuahau July 2012 – June 2013

Hannah's instagram 14 & 20 February 2012
Hannah’s instagram 14 & 20 October 2012

Instagram processed digital file | 2012-10-14-Tuesday © Michael Jeans | archive 1964 – 2014

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Not sure I have rendered the colour correctly

from Mum's garden September 2013
from Mum’s garden September 2013

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Google reader March 2013

Not a big user but I had just returned to look up an article and Google goes and announces its demise. I transfer my modest 14 rss feeds to Flipboard (on my phone – been using Flipboard for ages) and WordPress reader (at my desk). I’m trying NewsBlur but we aren’t getting along yet – I think they may be a tad overcommitted. Still smarting from losing Tweetdeck but things seem to be coming together – have tried Scope works OK sometimes, other times it just jams up the system (Galaxy S2). There will be others – Flipboard is ahead at the moment.

Google reader
Google reader

This item has been backdated 2 days.

Screengrab 13/3/2013.

Updated 16/3/2013.

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New Zealand Census – Tuesday, 5 March 2013 11:48 done

NZ Census 2013
NZ Census 2013

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Adobe Photoshop Touch

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Information sharing from another world

Paper and CDs
Paper and CDs

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15 February 2013 btw Instgram now has account websites

http://instagram.com/opuahau/
http://instagram.com/opuahau/

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847 items February 2012

847 items
847 items

I have been using Lightroom full-time for the past 18 months to organise and post produce my camera RAW files. The ‘chosen ones’ find their way into two archives, one ‘in the cloud’ ~ the other ~ a local drive. The exceptional ones :) – those that ‘work’ (I should explain at some point) are in turn backed up twice ~ on another drive and cloud account (I also carry a version of this collection with me on my phone). Lightroom is efficient and fast to use (I wouldn’t be without it now ~ though there is a significant learning curve in using it effectively). Integrating my camera phone (NON RAW) files into this system has been a bit of a mission – I admit I may be a bit slow on the uptake – hence there is some slippage which ends up in a folder that expands and contracts as I deal with them. Some are rejects, alternate edits, double ups and PS doodles ~ as well as phone camera files looking for a home or the reject bin. There are currently 847 items in this folder requiring attention. :(

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I appear to be staying with Instagram retro confections

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Tiger patrol Shakespeare Street Leamington NZ

Tiger, Shakespeare Street, Leamington, New Zealand
Tiger, Shakespeare Street, Leamington, New Zealand

All’s well. Tiger on his circuit – keeping us safe from .. other cats!!  This was taken as I waited for the International Space Station to pass overhead or to the northwest at 22:26. I was either misinformed or looking in the wrong direction. So no. But I am playing with Kelly’s G1X which does ISO 12800 – which is rather cool – well, I think so. It takes photos in the almost dark!

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The day after New Year’s Day

Day after New Year's Day
Day after New Year’s Day

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Leamington New Zealand | leamington.co.nz

Leamington Cambridge 3432
Leamington Cambridge 3432

Not sure how effective this project will be in it’s current form – may need to leave tumblr and move to wordpress at some point – I will give it a little time.  Click on 3432 to visit leamington.co.nz

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Friday 5 October 2012 Instagram

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Spiralz Rhythmic Championships 2012 Te Awamutu preparations

Spiralz Rhythmic Championships
Spiralz Rhythmic Championships

Trish prepares Hannah this morning (an hour & half of hair, glitter, stretching and just the odd moan) for her level 2 competition at the Spiralz Rhythmics of Hamilton 10th Annual Rhythmic Gymnastic Competition, today, at the Te Awamutu Events Centre.

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30 May 2012 frost corner Shakespeare & Noel

Frost corner Shakespeare and Noel
Frost corner Shakespeare and Noel

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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Autumn colours continued | Leamington NZ

Autumn colours
Autumn colours

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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Friday 25 May 2012 Leamington New Zealand

Friday 25 May 2012
Friday 25 May 2012

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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9 May 2012 fruit basket Leamington New Zealand

Fruit basket
Fruit basket

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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2 May 2012 drying bread bags

Bread bags on our washing line
Bread bags on our washing line

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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1 May 2012 22 pieces of junk mail

Junk mail harvest 01/05/2012
Junk mail harvest 01/05/2012

Yes, all twenty-two arrived today – must be a record.

[May 2012 series: published 31/MAY/2012]

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Feijoa chutney 2012 | a simple recipe | batch 3

2012 Feijoa harvest - two small trees - six buckets so far!
2012 Feijoa harvest - two small trees - six buckets so far!

Recipe (the addition of garlic salt and hot curry powder seems to work a treat)

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Autumn leaves Leamington New Zealand

Autumn leaves Leamington New Zealand

And the wind it blew and blew right through the night and well on into the afternoon.

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Coco and feijoas kitchen window sill

Coco and feijoas on the kitchen window sill

Two cats both tabbys – Tiger and Coco – patrol our section from their respective next door homes. Tiger is long haired Coco short, their colour and markings almost identical. They scrap they stalk each other – but tend to inhabit our space at different times of the day.

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AA Rewards no more – how annoying!

I go to use my AA Card when buying petrol at BP and discover AA Rewards no longer exist. AA Rewards (which was simple to understand) has been replaced by AA Smartfuel (which is incomprehensible – to my way of doing things). What has been an enjoyable squirrelling away of points (since 1989) to pay my annual AA membership has been whisked away without so much as a by your leave. Sure I got the glossy AA Smartfuel guff and the new bright yellow membership card in the mail but it didn’t sink in.

OK here we go; AA issued a press release on 11 October 2011. Stink.

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WordPress Photo Carousel 2

A wee bit of fun with the new WordPress.COM Photo Carousel – released today. Click on any photo.

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Anglicans in the Community Cambridge New Zealand

Those who wish to have a peek at this project (begun 4th of August and to be concluded on Sunday the 11th of September) please email me and I will give you the password. There is still much to do!

Anglicans in the community August 2011

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Newspapers of record for the record

The Waikato Times moves from evening to morning publication 5/9/2011 – fetched from the shop. The NZ Herald arrives in our mailbox at some point in the wee hours. Will we change?

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Magnolia Noel Street Leamington New Zealand

Magnolia bloom

Magnolia Iolanthe. Frost damaged I am reliably informed! I’m experimenting with selective focus – not something I am overly used to. The design / arrangement of  the out of focus branches and blooms are of interest to me here.

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Server upgrade 8/7/2011

Most images published here will be unavailable until about midnight NZST tonight. This is to allow for upgrade and maintenance work on my image server. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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May 2011 Blurb Zenfolio Cool!

May 2011 Michael Jeans

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ZenFolio server maintenance

Note: Most images published here will be unavailable over the next few hours. Things should be sorted by midnight NZST.  This is to allow for upgrade and maintenance work on my image server. Apologies for the inconvenience.

ZenFolio on Facebook!

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Rainbow

Rainbow

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Stairs

Stairs

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Daisy

Daisy

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Making books

There are four – yes four – in the pipeline – each very, very different. Due dates 1 July 2011.

Building books with Blurb

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9AM Wednesday 11/5/2011

Feijoas and the mower man, kitchen arrangements and a quick trip to meet the ‘PD boys’. Work on Abbie’s new OC. The book is called May 2011 because it is being made in May 2011; the first Blurb book I have made although I have tried. The book is courtesy a collaborative marketing exercise by Blurb and Zenfolio. The photos were taken between May 2010 and May 2011. Not sure how many pages I’m allowed – forum hunting hasn’t helped. To the value of $35US or so? No, around $30US.

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Bing aggregation of michaeljeans.co.nz

Bing grid

I was looking for something else altogether. A visual aggregation from Bing of this website. Oddly out of date.

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Michael Jeans iPad rendering of my website 1 April 2011

iPad rendering of my website 1 April 2011

Michael Jeans iPad rendering of my website 1 April 2011

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Kitchen

301 Shakespeare Street 3432

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Welcome to our new website!

I have just made a new website. The most satisfying to date. Not flash – not trendy – although it does have Facebook and Twitter share buttons :). Satisfying in the way it works for the person who will manage it and for those doing the reading. The software; WordPress. This site sits on WordPress.COM. Apart from the content (the words and pictures) and a strategy to publish (one post a week, two posts a week?? whatever – a plan of some sort)  the tools 1. a blog at WordPress.COM, 2. an HTML editor called Araneae, 3. and a simple image processor called FastStone Image Viewer. OK, being a photographer I also use PhotoShop – but this is by the by. That’s it; all up cost per year (domain name, hosting and email) less than $52.00NZ.  The time taken to put together a site from scratch – anything from 2 minutes to 40 hours – lets say you are up for at least 15 – 30 hours of reasonably intense work. Q and A back and forth with the client – very much a collaborative thing. Cheers Angela!

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KFC Krushers full of real bitz!

A hedgehog story. An odd tap, tap, tapping. A rapid tap, tap, tapping. Sufficiently strange to draw me outside at four in the morning. Make sense of it? Armed cats? Early morning panel beating? No, the sound is coming from deep shadow not far off along the road. Movement? Crickets and katydids, the distant swish of cars on SH1. Closer, I see a hedgehog marching purposefully backwards and forwards its face stuck tragic-comically in a transparent KFC Krushers cup. The tapping as he bangs the cup on the asphalt. I try to remove the container but he sees me coming. I am successful the second time. More an observation than ‘story’ otherwise it will never see the light of day!

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Joe 16/10/1927-22/2/2011

Cambridge Resthaven

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Abstraction #2 Tuesday 7 December 2010

Cloud at sunset