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David Ford
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Reflecting the world in pictures and words; interpretations of reality.
Reflecting the world in pictures and words; interpretations of reality.

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Slumming it (photographically speaking)
I've lost count of the amount of money I have spent on photographic gear over the last fifty or so years, but I'm guessing that it comes to tens of thousands of dollars in today's money. There is a fairly high correlation between the cost of camera gear and...
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Dr Who
I was fifteen when Dr Who first hit the small screen. In true time traveller fashion, the Doctor has followed me through my adult life until, a week ago, I started watching the first Dr Who with a female lead. Perhaps, by the age of seventy,  I should have ...
Dr Who
Dr Who
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David and Goliath
Reading the political tea-leaves this week has been interesting; so many half-understood facts slipped noisily into place. I refer, of course, to the Jamie-Lee Ross and Simon Bridges saga - a true David and Goliath battle which, in this case, will be memora...
David and Goliath
David and Goliath
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Topaz AI Gigapixel - tested
When Topaz came out with their AI Gigapixel (AIG), image resizing product, I was sceptical. Firstly, I had tried many resizing products in the past and had settled on one that worked quite well (within the accepted constraints of resizing). Could AIG, do be...
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Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook A few weeks ago, when our daughter's ten-year-old DEL laptop had a fall and met an untimely end, our three-year-old Acer Chromebook got moved on and a new Chromebook took its place - the Lenovo N23 Yoga. At NZ$481, the N23 Yoga is...
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Gemini at three months
Three months is long enough for the excitement of a new gadget to wear off and the reality of life with the Gemini to make itself known. The first month of Gemini ownership was not all plain sailing; after all, this was a version one, crowd-funded device. H...
Gemini at three months
Gemini at three months
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Go on, surprise me if you can ...
I'm sure that every photographer has experienced coming home with what you think should be a really nice shot, working on it for an hour or two, then leaving it while you go and do something else for a while. When you return to the computer, it just hits yo...
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Completing the circle
Victoria Park - winter in Rangiora (visible spectrum) When I first started on the photographic journey, some sixty years ago, it was all black and white. Colour photography was in its infancy and was not suitable for processing at home. By my twenties, that...
Completing the circle
Completing the circle
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