The Occasional Photoblogger Blog

Earl Grey Is More Than Just A Tea

I always thought Earl grey was a tea! If you’ve been following my Instagram feed you will have seen a handful of black and white photos posted there recently. This is part of the story behind those photos. In 2018 Lyn and I enjoyed a wonderful river cruise through Europe. I had packed my Olympus Trip 35 thinking that I might be able to find a couple of 35mm films, and pop them in, and...

Why I Changed My Blog Hosting Provider

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 got lazy. Well, not actually lazy – but I got annoyed with having to continually update this, update that, tweak this here and...

My Love Hate Relationship With Luminar 3

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 felt good in use. But it didn’t have an image browsing feature or catalogue built in. The developers – then MacPhun – promised...

Site of the new Langlands Hotel in Invercargill

The Changing Face Of Invercargill – Part 2

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 buildings have now been taken right down, but with high wooden fences surrounding the site, there has not been much to see. However a...

An old cart wheel with spinning effect

Rick’s Daily Photo Revisited

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 even applied to handling a camera! As a result I have not taken any photos for quite some time – apart from the occasional snap using...

A leafy footpath in Invercargill

The Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter Issue – One Year on…

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 year on from that sticky shutter clean I felt the time was about right to give the old girl another whirl and see how...