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A few weeks ago I did something that I told myself I would never do again. I changed my blog hosting provider! Why you might ask? Especially as I had been happy with my New Zealand based provider for a long time after a brief flirtation with Squarespace. Truth is - I...read more
Meet The Occasional Photoblogger
Hello – and welcome. My name is Rick Harvey – aka The Occasional Photoblogger . Home for me is Invercargill in the deep south of New Zealand. By the way, that’s me over to the left – but it is a very old photo…
I take photographs for fun and I blog here at The Occasional Photoblogger for fun too.
As an opportunist photographer who enjoys taking photographs of ordinary things I see around me, I try to make them appear a little less ordinary and interesting. That doesn’t always happen though!
While it is always nice to have others appreciate my images, my primary goal is to take photographs that make me happy.
To quote American photographer David Beckstead:
“I believe that every time I press the shutter, I create for myself.“
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I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Luminar since I first started using it back in early 2017. From the outset I loved Luminar. It was simple to use with no steep learning curve for anything other than the basics. It was quick, and it looked good and...read more
Back in mid-February I wrote about the changing face of Invercargill as demolition work started on some old buildings that sit on the site where a new hotel to be known as The Langlands is to be built. Well - things have progressed steadily since then as all the old...read more
Rick's Daily Photo I've been out of action for a few weeks following minor surgery to repair torn tendons in my right shoulder. Since the operation about 12 weeks ago I have been forbidden by my surgeon to lift anything with my right arm. This restriction on lifting...read more
It's just over a year since I first posted about my Canon EOS1000F with a sticky shutter. At the time I fixed the issue I recall reading anecdotal evidence on the web saying that such a shutter clean would ensure reliable operation for about a year. So just over a...read more
Big things are starting to happen in my hometown of Invercargill. In fact the changing face of the city means that what you see today may not be visible tomorrow. For a long time I had been intending to head downtown and take photos of the old Langlands Building on...read more
It's funny how one things leads to another! A few days ago my elderly Samsung Galaxy smartphone suddenly started to go flat very quickly. By very quickly, I mean from 60% charge down to 0% in a matter of seconds. I charged the phone and the same thing happened. I...read more
I was very fortunate to receive an Epson V370 scanner as a Christmas gift (thank you Lyn…), and have had the chance over the last couple of days to start to come to grips scanning 35mm film for the first time.read more
2019 is upon us and I have not made any New Year Resolutions simply because I know from past experience that once made, new year resolutions are often, if not always, quickly forgotten.read more