staying at a gorgeous spot, right on the beach at Papamoa…
arrived in time for a swim before dinner – my first in years
and Satokos first swim in the ocean, ever!
Got the drone in the air as the sun set… bliss!






Canon 5D3 + Zeiss 18mm ZE lens
DJI Mavic Pro




Ngawi Dusk


Canon 5D3 = EF100-400L lens



Ngawi stars


Canon 5D3 + Zeiss 21mm lens



Plimmerton x Dronepan


25 photos shot with DJI P3P and Dronepan app
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Casualties of the wind


Gale force Northerlies took out a couple of my 3m high sunflowers… so rather than leave them to decay I cut off the flowers & shot some macros…











Canon 5D3 + EF100L macro lens




Detritus 446

▶ is Spotify toxic? ethically, and financially?


▶ this is not a table


▶ The case for and against vinyl in 2018


▶ Recreating Russulo’s Noise Orchestra


▶ “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes…” – guess the artist


▶ intriguing cam rig/movement (with score by Thom Yorke)


▶ Mana Island is the island you often see in photos taken from my house, its the primary view from my lounge window… So it was bittersweet to read the news of Nigels death, Nigel the gannet, who lived on Mana Island and had been cohabitating with a concrete gannet decoy… There is a photo of the concrete decoys in that article – they were installed in an attempt to attract gannets to start a colony on Mana Island.. Not sure why but when I first heard about it, I imagined a gannet falling in love with a blocky brutalist concrete gannet, as though the gannet had actually fallen in love with architecture, rather than an unresponsive concrete gannet clone… to the soundtrack below… Making concrete plans for Nigel… RIP Nigel



▶ Tom Waits ‘other instruments’


▶ just ordered Barcus Berry 4000 pickup #7 – they sound great… but not so robust 🙁
















Canon 5D3 + EF100L macro lens