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Christopher Stott
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Out in the garden a little earlier. Love these flowers, Sisyrinchium Striatum. Native of Argentina and Chile if the label is to be believed!
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Same place as the previous post, just a few seconds between shots and the sun is rising reasonable quickly. Now I can get a bit of a sunburst effect. Does this work better? Just curious ;-)
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It was a gorgeous morning; quite dark under the trees and a reasonably high ISO required.  No tripod ... I must be getting old as it's hard work carrying all this gear these days up hill and down dale!
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Wow!  It's been so long since I was here!!  Work is the excuse I'll use but it really is the reason.  Not much opportunity to take photographs of the bands, flora and fauna or landscapes.  Most of my time is taken up with property photography and videography.  Hopefully I'll find some more time to shoot different things and interact more with you lovely people on here.

Over the past few days I've had the chance to spend a bit more time with my daughter and go out for a few walks.  Hopefully the attached will amuse you and let you know that I still take a camera with me pretty well where ever I go.
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+Javier Mañana Hello again!!  I trust you're well ... seems to have been ages since we chatted.  So pleased you like the photos :-)
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Another glorious day here in Godzone!  I'd been fooling around shooting into the sun, just curious to see how much flare I'd get.  Can't spend too much time taking photos when out walking with wifey ... just snapshots usually.  Hopefully a few of these snaps will amuse you and tempt you to try shooting straight at the sun.
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Thank you +Javier Mañana​ ... so pleased you like the photos.
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I think it started on the 22nd June … hard to say, but I think that was the day. For some bizarre reason, every time I tried to use my Nik Plugins for Photoshop to edit my photos, Photoshop would crash. Talk about stressful! I’ve spent quite some time creating a range of filters and techniques that have now become a significant part of my image processing workflow. Then, on the 22nd June, it all started going wrong. I could open Photoshop, edit and save a file but any subsequent image I tried to edit would cause Photoshop to crash. I had to open and close Photoshop for each image I wanted to edit and, as you can imagine, this was taking forever. I was at a loss as to what could be wrong. I checked online and found little to help. I suppose, as a last resort, not expecting much in the way of a response, I contacted Google and told them of my problems. They were wonderful! I received a quick response and then had regular communication with them as they endeavoured to identify and then resolve the problem. As you can guess by the title of the post, they managed to fix the issue and I’m now able to return to my usual workflow. So, a big thanks to the Nik Software Suite support team!!
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:-))))))))
perhaps there is a large alligator in your pocket and not allowing take the money (so said my father)
The important thing is that photography is superb.
warm greetings
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Many years ago, when I was about 8 years old, and I started to use a camera, I was given many hints and tips by my uncle. Uncle Herbert was an enthusiastic and very capable photographer and was keen to pass on tips and tricks he'd learnt over the years. It's strange, but even now, many years after he spoke to me about composition, I can still hear his voice and often imagine him standing next to me, helping me adjust the camera to get the "perfect" shot. One thing that he stressed was to avoid those stripy pictures. You've probably seem them, the land, sea, sky shots where each band is horizontal? Well, Uncle Herbert was no fan of those images I can tell you. So, early this morning, looking out towards Panmure from Mount Hobson Uncle Herbert was there again. Even though he passed away some time ago, we still had a bit of a chat about the shot you see in this post. Think he'd approve? I'd like to think he would.
#Auckland   #sunrise  
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Thank you +Javier Mañana​. I think Uncle Herbert wouldn't be too disappointed with my efforts either ;-)
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An elderly gentleman in a contemplative mood just outside one of Singapore's temples.
#blackandwhite
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+Christopher Stott Yes, you are right! Have a nice day!
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Totara quite close to the carpark at Totara Park, Auckland, New Zealand. When I saw this tree I thought of a black and white image; great shape to the tree and the texture in the bark is so lovely. We're very fortunate to have so many beautiful native trees here at Totara Park.
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Same place as the last photos, but with a different mood. A few of my friends seem to like this shot so I thought I'd share it with my G+ friends too. I wasn't sure what to think about the image. In many ways I quite like it because it reminds me of an early morning walk through Totara Park last month. That's the sun rising and peeping through the trees, palms and ferns. When I saw the scene it made me think of a primitive untouched jungle or bush. Not sure if that's what you imagine when you see it or not! 
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One of my friends said it reminded them of Avatar.  Interesting light for sure.
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I was out listening to some friends on stage earlier this evening when who should come along and join in but Brian Smith!  What a treat ... such a talented musician.  Here's a shot taken earlier this evening ... quite lovely warm tones ... just like the music ;-)
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Fantástico!!!
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Rangitoto from Mount Hobson looking across Orakei.  Really quite a lovely place from where you can enjoy some wonderful views.
#Auckland   #Rangitoto  
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Beauty comes in different shapes and dimensions it's in the eyes of the beholder. 
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Guess who was up early this morning then?  Here's a sunrise shot from the top of Mount Hobson in Auckland looking out towards Waiheke Island in the far distance.
#Auckland   #sunrise  
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I hv got offer letters for diploma in business(accountancy focus) from MIT nd Unitec.. plzzz tell me which 1 izzz better?
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Music photographer from South Auckland, New Zealand.
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Freelance photographer working with local live musicians as well as enjoying the flora and fauna of New Zealand to produce the images you see here. If you want photographs of your band or yourself - get in touch.

I've been taking photographs for over thirty years. Starting with a half-frame Konica camera loaded with Kodachrome film, everything was a potential subject to be photographed. Nothing has changed since those Konica days as you will see as you look through some of my images here on G+. Images range from rusty car parts through landscapes, sunsets and models to musicians playing live on stage. The two areas of landscape imagery and musicians performing live are the ones that have a special appeal presently, but that doesn’t stop me from taking up the challenge of a new subject matter.

Moving away from film to digital has allowed me to continue to explore my love of black and white imagery but also to investigate new opportunities, such as HDR, that the digital medium provides. Using digital equipment with a range of focal lengths provides more opportunities that those of the old Konica camera, but I still employ the old strategies of getting the image correct in camera rather than relying on post production work.

I was born in England and studied Mathematics at Warwick University where I took full advantage of the University’s darkrooms processing black and white film exposed in my trusty Pentax MX camera. I'm happy to say I still have my old Pentax that I bought in downtown Amman, Jordan back in 1979. However, I now prefer to use a digital SLR and use a computer to edit the images rather than film and the darkroom.

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