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Wrap up

Napier viewing platform, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


So I thought I would write a quick little post to wrap up my #monthofmornings, and share some of the things I learned during the month:


- It was hard. Not necessarily the getting out of bed early every morning, but trying to find something to shoot every day. I had an aim to not shoot from the same spot or have the same subject in more than one photo, so I was always trying to think of somewhere different to head in the mornings.


- It was fun. Sunrise is still the best time of the day to be up and about. It was generally quiet and peaceful as I was out shooting, and there is no better way to start the day. And it gave me a reason to explore a few ideas that I had for photos.


- It was lonely. I only bumped into a few other photographers in my 30 days, which surprised me a little.


- With enough photoshop you can turn a sows ear into a silk purse. There are a couple of photos in the month of posts that if ( or when ) you see the original you may be quite surprised!


- My Fujifilm gear works for me. It just does. It is small, light and produces images that I like. People are often shocked to see that I shoot with the X-E3 for most of the landscape work, and how small a setup I use.


- I have filled my catalogue. So even though I was only posting 1 photo per day I was normally shooting many more ( the photo in this post for example ). I showed you 30 images, but I have another 170 from the month of June that I was happy with.


- The weather. Of my 30 days out taking photos in June ( the first month of winter in NZ ) I only had 3 days where rain was an issue. This is why we moved to Hawke's Bay; for those clear skies and settled weather.


Anyway here is another photo from June ( I shot this the same morning as my "Deco Mirror" photo ).


Fujifilm X-E3, ISO200, 60sec, f8, 9mm Laowa lens, Nisi 10 stop ND filter

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Taken on June 2, 2020