NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand
Works as a Hiker, writer, educator, photographer
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand and later a communications and language specialist based in South Korea and Malaysia. After a 10 year working holiday, during which I backpacked through 75 countries on six continents, I am currently hiking the 3000km Te Araroa trail in my home country, New Zealand.
My latest work of fiction can be viewed here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/444160

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On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1043 comments in total)
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webrunner5: What this review shows is that we are pretty much unable to see much difference between cameras anymore.

Just spend your money on a camera you feel comparable with and have a bunch of lenses with it and have a good time. End of story.

I agree, webrunner5.

I altered the graphs above to include my camera - the ageing E-P3, with its 6-year-old Micro Four Thirds sensor. According to preview, the dynamic range was almost identical to the big full-frame cameras.

S

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (83 comments in total)

Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.

I, for one, would like to see more articles like this.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (238 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: .... Bloody hell. The ColourChecker Passport is USD $115. Seems like a lot for some coloured plastic squares.

Paulmorgan: I see. Thanks for the comment. T3: I'm not dissing the cost in relation to the benefits, I'm dissing it in absolute terms. I'm comparing the price of these $115 coloured plastic squares with the price of replacing my E-P3 camera body, which would be USD $99 from ebay. At the end of the day, they're colorised plastic squares. And they're $115. Which is insane.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (238 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: .... Bloody hell. The ColourChecker Passport is USD $115. Seems like a lot for some coloured plastic squares.

That's okay if you live within free-shipping distance, but the cheapest I can find it for is $115. I have to say that USD $84 still seems like a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (53 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 7th comment
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (238 comments in total)

.... Bloody hell. The ColourChecker Passport is USD $115. Seems like a lot for some coloured plastic squares.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (238 comments in total)

An interesting article. Colour-correction is one of those things which to me is an arcane photographic mystery (apart from simple correction with a grey card).

I know I should correct my Macbook monitor, but it ain't cheap to buy the correction units.

S

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 08:11 UTC as 87th comment

Some great shots in there - some average ones too. Interesting to see that two of them are iPhone photos! Faves include the frog, the fisherman's net and the beautiful tones in the iPhone shot of the ladies walking under the trees.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 08:28 UTC as 40th comment
On photo loxodonta africana in the A To Z - Letter L challenge (7 comments in total)

This looks cool - how did you process the shot?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm 1.8 at f/5.6 - Test Photo in NZ Scott's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The lens appears to be slightly de-centred, as the corners are sharper on the right side. Alternatively, the sensor plane may not have been perpendicular to the tablecloth.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9637 (4 comments in total)

Can one of the animals be human?

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On photo First light at Cairn Curran in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice tones in this shot. Could easily have been a first-place-getter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:9565 (2 comments in total)

It's also a song by Talking Heads. Rather a good one.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:02 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Jirisan in Fall in the Large Aperture challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice shot. Reminds me of the scenery around Geumgangsan, in North Korea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:21 UTC as 1st comment

I took a shot from exactly the same position (yours is better).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 05:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 20110119_3847NikB&WII in the My Best Photo Ever!! challenge (2 comments in total)

Really nice tones. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 10:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Elephants And Insects in the Botswana & Namibia: Non-Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, friend.

To be honest, it was a fluke. I was forced into a long exposure by the dark conditions, and the insect-trails were a surprise.

S

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo After The Kill in the Eastern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

...oops, the lens was not the 75-300. It was the 12/2.0.

Apologies.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo stairs in the The Shadow Knows challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful - a deserved win (from the second-place getter).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo When Lions Attack in the Eastern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (5 comments in total)

Petewill: Yes, it was pretty disturbing the way it unfolded. The herd was not in a position to help (too far away), but at a certain point the buffalo was indeed surrounded by vehicles. The drivers are not allowed to take their vehicles off the road, but in this case the buffalo ran towards the road (and the vehicles) - possibly because it mistook them for its herd. The vehicles backed away, but they ended up forming a circle around the animals, kind of like a "coliseum of cars".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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