Mud

Mud

While on the way South I stopped at my favourite mud pool yesterday & recorded about 40 minutes of gloopy boiling mud… Will upload some to soundcloud once I get all my recordings transferred….

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My Rycotes all smell of sulphur!

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HumDrum

MODWHEEL introduces HUMDRUM from MODWHEEL on Vimeo.

check out HUMDRUM, a new deeply sampled Skin Drum Set sample library for Kontakt containing Bass Drums, Toms (large, medium and small) and Snare Drums. Hits, flams ruffs, rolls, rim shots, stick across, thrumbs and squirls using mallets and sticks. Up to 9 round robins and 6 velocity levels.

via ModWheel

Taupo

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hanging out with birds at Lake Taupo

Cloud love

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Anyone know the technical term for these clouds? I should consult the Cloud Collectors Handbook but… my copy of the ‘book’ needs its batteries charged…

Sulphur City

You tend to smell Rotorua before you arrive there, it is a very active geothermal area & a very popular tourist destination all of which makes it difficult to photograph, especially after repeated visits… So this time as we wandered around Wai O Tapu I slowly became more interested in how plants survive (or don’t) in such a sulphourous environment… Some parts of the scenic walk feel a little like a lunar landscape, so with those two conflicting ideas I switched to monochrome & shot these…

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I well remembered from my last visit that the final spectacle was surreal, but with a new attitude wondered how it would appear in monochrome – would that deeply strange green soup contrast as I imagined it would?

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And just for reference, that same photo in living colour!

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shot with Canon 5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 21mm ZE lens, monochrome conversions via Nik Silver EFX

Hello Autumn

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Shot somewhere near Matamata – that Zeiss 50mm 1.4 lens is so painterly (other than slight crush of the levels this is straight out of the camera) – someone tooted when I was lying down in the leaves: “theres a man! lying face down in a pile of leaves! with a camera!”
ok, thanks for that!