NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Malaysia, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Communications Consultant
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand. I now train English-language teachers in Malaysia - using school holidays for traveling, writing novels/short stories, playing chess and taking photographs.
My latest work of fiction can be viewed here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/444160

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On Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

Picture tells a story ... and a good one, too.

Is that the exact-same dress?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 05:55 UTC as 12th comment
On A walk in the rain: Lisbon in the Film, Black and White. challenge (15 comments in total)

Great shot.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 7th comment
On US Navy Plane in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

Are you sure this is a "fighter"?

It doesn't look like one - more like a spotter or a trainer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On Babie's day out! challenge (4 comments in total)

I like the bit where you say, "the title is clear enough".

Never mind, we all make mistakes.

However, it might be worth double-checking your spelling, grammar and punctuation in future, as unfortunately there have been a lot of confusing errors recently in challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Lucky Tern -2289 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, vbuhay, on coming first in this week's challenge, with your very dramatic capture of a 'lucky tern'. I really like the curves and lines you've achieved here, with the many shades and tones of grey, in the subject as well as the muted gradient of the background. The highlights are of course the bright red beak and feet, and the silver sheen on the unfortunate fish. Ruth :-)

Vbuhay: I don't think there are any stats on who has won the most first places. However, I can unfortunately give you the news that you don't hold the record as I have more than 5 wins and there are plenty of competition regulars who are better photograhers than myself.

Congratulations on the win - it's a great shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
On Lucky Tern -2289 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice. Beautiful lines in this shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Some great shots, and especially the Ebola series.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 15th comment
On Fighters in formation in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

These are trainers - not fighters.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 1st comment
On SHARK in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a jet. Jets aren't allowed in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:29 UTC as 1st comment
On DH-9 DE HAVILAND in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

The DH-9 was a bomber, not a fighter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:28 UTC as 1st comment
On MAINE AIR SHOW in the Classic fighters challenge (1 comment in total)

These aren't classic fighter aircraft. These are Harvard trainers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On classic jet plane from ww ii in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)

It's not a "jet".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Question for Creative Cloud users: If you don't have an internet connection, does Creative Cloud still work?

I ask this question because I'm often without internet when travelling - sometimes for days and days at a time.

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:18 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
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Paul Grupp: Any serious hobbyist or professional who thinks that it's worth switching to another platform just because Adobe rents a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom for a measly $9.95/month is either just playing around or being flat-out unrealistic. I get it -- some of us would prefer to own the software. Well, that's not on the table. The question is, if you are serious, is $9.95 a month really burdensome? Not even close. And if you have invested hundreds, maybe thousands of hours in learning the ins and outs of Adobe products, switching to something else because you think $9.95 is too much to pay is being penny smart and pound foolish.

Yes, and there are also photographers like myself who might shoot 3000 images one month and 0 the next, making that month's rental superfluous.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:57 UTC
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Hugo808: Great to see these photo's. Would love to visit North Korea.

I wasn't escorted, but I was restricted to a particular area and most locals I met refused to be photographed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 00:33 UTC

I enjoyed reading this, but unfortunately I could not find any of the promised tips for "travelling light".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 18th comment
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tinternaut: A very nice, varied set. Wondering if the photographer got special permission to bring his big lenses into North Korea (I hear they're funny about anything over 150mm).

They're funny about ANY lenses. All officials point-blank refused to be photographed when I visited. I'm surprised this traffic lady agreed to be shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
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Hugo808: Great to see these photo's. Would love to visit North Korea.

I visited North Korea a few years ago. It was a very strange place.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On Petra--the Monastery site in the Petra, Jordan challenge (2 comments in total)

Weegee: It's more to do with the time of the day, I think, rather than the season. It's best to avoid the middle of the day when the light is falling directly on the treasury (even though some guidebooks suggest midday).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 04:28 UTC as 1st comment
On -Imigrant - (Portraits in Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (13 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: I had a photo disqualified without explanation - rather disappointing.

Well, he looked like an adult to me. He was at least 18-20 years old.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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