Apparently yesterday was my 5 year anniversary of starting this blog! I started it after purchasing my first DSLR camera, the trusty Canon 40D and dove head first into trying to learn ALL THE THINGS and quickly started to go a little nuts. The blog was intended as an outlet for sharing my learnings, useful things I thought other beginners might appreciate and of course my images.
So here is a bit of a retrospective, its been a tumultuous 5 years one way or another and I was there with my camera for a lot of it, so here we go:
Shortly after I got my camera gear Spring started to do its thing and I learned that lying in the dirt to get a more intimate angle really works
Saw some Buskers doing odd things to each other
I started to see the world in a different way and discovered fascinating things about my city I hadn’t seen before, like coloured lights on the Pier at night
Somehow seagulls became interesting and photographic instead of noisy and annoying
Tried my hand at longer exposures to capture fireworks
Spent many evenings waiting for a pretty sunset, now and then I got a good show
Visited the Totara Stump Graveyard
Went to Australia (twice) and met the natives
Caught my very first sunrise at Moeraki Boulders
Did some night photography – traded a loan of my tripod to some tourists with a borrow of their wide angle lens for this shot
The above shot was taken a week after the Sept 4 2010 Earthquake, the below image was taken after the Feb 22 2011 earthquake – its the same building
Did some roadtrips to see other parts of the South Island – Herbert Cemetary, Lake Pearson in Arthurs Pass and Catlins
And finally survived the Zombie Apocalypse!
Wow when I look back its been a pretty amazing 5 years with my camera taking me new places and into new experiences! And I posted 312 blog posts as well 🙂
Looking forward to the next 5 years!