Lockdown day 16 dusk x drone




A daily dusk drone shot…
Lockdown day 16 = Easter Good Friday = a sunny day!
Karehana Bay > Mana Island #NZ





Lockdown day 15 dusk x drone




A daily dusk drone shot…
Lockdown day 15 – cleared off to a sunny afternoon!
Karehana Bay > Mana Island #NZ





Barking mad?




While trying to shoot the perigee-syzygy SuperPinkMoon last night I caught this shot, which makes me think this old macrocarpa tree is a barking dog, with the moon as its eye…
Well either that or I am going barking mad… maybe both!




Birding at home



I put my 5D3 into rapid fire mode & went for a walk around the garden at dusk…. Piwakawaka move so fast it can be a challenge to achieve sharp focus, but at dusk there must have been six or more of them flittering around catching insects… Check the difference between these two photos, it feels like a move I have seen in performed kapahaka!













Canon 5D3 with EF100-400L lens and 1.4 extender





The sound of empty motorways


On the way home from the supermarket (Moore Wilsons, Porirua for fish+vege+bread) I stopped & did some quick exercise, walking up the steps of the overbridge that you can see in the traffic webcam below. I used it, along with google streetview to do a virtual recce for filming locations…
I am the red dot:



Here is the iPhone snap from that position today:



There was plenty of light, so I was shooting XPAN handheld… blew a few frames, at different positions on the bridge – definitely need the tripod for a night mission…. On my first lockdown supermarket excursion I shot some film on the stretch of motorway SH1 from Plimmerton up to Pukerua Bay, and came home via the semi-secret back road, pass the Urupah. Shooting film both times it has been quick grabs… Really feel a strong communal spirit to self isolate, for the greater good.



Kia kaha.









Lockdown day 14 dusk x drone




A daily dusk drone shot…
Lockdown day 14 – Northerly cleared.. Southerly hasn’t arrived yet
Karehana Bay > Mana Island #NZ





Detritus 524





▶ Busted, for not social distancing!



▶ fascinating doco: Giacinto Scelsi – The First Motion of the Immovable – “An auditory and musical journey into the work and psyche of the avant-garde Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), who correctly predicted his own death and said he’d be reincarnated as a palm tree. His music breaks the rules, and his songs are the fruit of intuitive improvisation.” (note: it seems to be geolimited, I had to VPN to France for access!)



▶ interesting thread on journalists versus Trump, the interupter



▶ RAMS, a doco about Dieter Rams by Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) is free to view here for the next week



H O R S E from AJ Jefferies on Vimeo.