Sunday, June 20, 2010

A rainy day in Wanaka

After months of reading and research last week I took delivery of a new S90 Canon compact digital camera. So this weekend with my good friend Roger in town, and with some dismal damp weather it was an easy call to have a catch-up and make some photos somewhere nearby and a bit different to our usual landscape photography:

Fish and Game's old Wanaka Hatchery on Bullock Creek...
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Then the nearby Wanaka Cemetery...
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I've always been a bit of an angel fan...
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This used to be a joinery factory, then it became a gym, or was it a backpackers or both... it looks disused now though...
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We had an audience - Roger's dog came with us and she was the drawcard...
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I love my new camera. I wanted low light performance and it's got it.

This shot I made a few days ago is a hand held one. I also love the silence that pervades as the coldness deepens...
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Blogger Marg said...

Well these are lovely photos but then I again I always thought all youer photos are great. DOes this mean that by any chance you are looking to get rid of your old camera. My one is very basic and I have been looking out for an upgrade myself.

June 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

The new camera is working well!

June 23, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Bob McKerrow said...

Dear Angel admirer,

Cool, sharp moody photos. Are you happy with the camera ?
there is so much choice today that i think I will stick with my old Box brownie that still works well. i have problems getting the film for it.

Take care, Bob

June 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Ruahines said...

Kia ora Donald,
Great photos and looks like you and the new camera will be fine friends. I am in the market for a new camera myself, as my old digital has finally given up the ghost. I will have to start putting aside a few bucks. Hope you are staying warm down that way with the wood fire blazing.
Cheers,
Robb

June 27, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Hi Bob

Well I reckon I've felt angels on ridges, and as the experience has always been agreeable, I have become an admirer!

The camera is amazing [Canon S 90] despite being so small it's hard to learn how to hold it. Long may I remain active enough so that I need a compact!

Cheers

Donald

July 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

>as my old digital has finally given up the ghost

I can't believe how they've improved so much in such a short time Robb.

Cheers

Donald

July 7, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

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