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Just Another Black And White Post

This is not just another black and white post… Well, I suppose it is really. But it came about in a very annoying way. I decided today that when I took the dogs for a run at the old Oreti […]

Is The Nikon D300 Past Its Use-by Date?

A question I asked myself when I started looking around for a second hand back-up camera after ending my flirtation with film was “is the Nikon D300 past its use-by date“. I scoured the ‘net using Google to search out […]

A Stroll On Noki Kaik Beach

At midnight tonight life in New Zealand reverts back to almost normal as the country drops to Covid-19 Alert level 1, but back in mid-May we had just come out of the depths of Alert Level 3 into Level 2. […]

Autumn In The Park

As I said once before – autumn in the park is my favourite time of year. I took a late afternoon walk, camera in hand, through Queens Park today to capture a few images of autumn’s fading days. Unfortunately I […]

Travel Photography – My Top 10 Photos

I have always wanted to be able to write on my “About” page something like “…a world traveller specialising in travel photography”, or “…photographs of amazing places you should have on your bucket list”. Alas this will never come true! […]

7 Day Black And White Photo Challenge

I was recently challenged by a colleague in my local photographic club – The Southland Photographic Society – to post a black and white photo a day to my Facebook page for seven consecutive days. The featured photograph for this […]

Old Hunber sedan at Demolition World

The Daily Photo

Starting on January 1st 2017 I embarked on a 365 photo project. My aim was to take one photo a day and post it to the first website/photoblog I set up. I called the blog – logically – The Daily […]

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Let The Catlins Captivate You

I have to start this wee story with a disclaimer. The title of this post is not one I thought of myself. Let The Catlins Captivate You is the catchphrase you see in big bold letters when you visit the Official […]

Maintaining Some Degree Of Sanity

Maintaining Sanity During Covid With the Covid-19 Alert Level in the country now lifted to level 2, official advice is for over-70s (that’s me…) to stay inside as much as possible and avoid contact with other people. Maintaining sanity under […]

Meet The Occasional Photoblogger

I am Rick Harvey - The Occasional Photoblogger

I don’t think anyone really likes having their photo taken, especially photographers, and I am no exception. But for better or worse that is me across to the left.

To cut to the chase – I am Rick Harvey, an amateur photographer from Invercargill in the Deep South of New Zealand.

Essentially I take photos for fun, and everything I do I do on a budget – because I must! I don’t have the latest camera with a zillion megapixels and I don’t have the most expensive glass. My modest Nikon D5100 with its original kit lenses is more than adequate for most things I want to do because, at the end of the day, it is not the camera that makes the picture, it is the person behind the camera.

I am an opportunist photographer and I enjoy taking photographs of ordinary things I see around me, and try to make them appear a little less ordinary and a little more interesting, and while it is always nice to have others appreciate my images, my primary goal is to take photographs that make me happy.

To quote the American photographer David Beckstead:

I believe that every time I press the shutter, I create for myself.

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