Domain of the Wind

Trees shaped by the wind on Brunswick Peninsula

This country is described by one word: wind. Everything here bows to it: trees, grass, dust, guanacos, people. Ocean does not, it is a domain of its own but it certainly shows its temper when the wind is reaching for the ocean’s domain – the interaction between the two forces is spectacular. This is Patagonia – … Read more

Review of Nikon 200mm f/4 D ED-IF AF Micro Nikkor Lens

Originally submitted at Adorama Nikon 200mm f/4 D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor Nikon 200mm f/4 D ED-IF AF Micro Nikkor Lens with Case -Gray Market Excellent lens, as expected   5out of 5 Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Rugged, Nice Bokeh, Durable Cons: Slow Focus Best Uses: Macro Photography, Landscape/Scenery, Wildlife Photos Anyone looking … Read more

Little blue penguins

If you are interested in seeing unique wildlife and scenery while you are in Christchurch, seeing blue penguins in the wild should probably be at the top of your list. There are quite a few resources on the web on where such opportunities exist, most being in Oamaru and Dunedin. On the Bushy Beach near … Read more

Back to New Zealand

A lucky project brings us back to New Zealand this year. It is winter here, in July. The weather is wonderful, especially when you come from the sunny summer in Colorado: the temperature is -2 to +10C, it is sunny most of the time, a little rain, and a few clouds. So much better than … Read more

Review of Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens

Originally submitted at Adorama Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Very good universal lens Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus Best Uses: Weddings/Events, Landscape/Scenery, Wildlife Photos This lens is controversial, and has either glowing or scalding reviews. People reading the reviews, just like I was, should think about their use for … Read more