An invitation to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of Queenstown Centre of Creative Photography, and a mate’s birthday is all I need to head off to South Island New Zealand. QCCP is the home of some of New Zealand’s best photography workshops and run by the talented duo of Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford.
Getting to Queenstown always requires some creative thought over the summer months, and this time a driving trip from Christchurch was in order. Some driving instructions from Ranfurly based photographer/educator Tony Bridge put me through some new territory offering tempting landscape opportunities. Thanks Tony.
Additionally I had just taken delivery of a new camera. Changing cameras AND brands is no small endeavour. Taking a two week old new camera on a road trip is a bit daunting. My new Fuji XT-1, and its 56mm lens and I are now going through that early dating process of learning to know what each of us can do. The photographs illustrating this blog were taken using the built in monochrome conversion and exported as J-pegs. Some what different from my usual post production technique. There is a little bit of Nik production as well, but not a lot.
More of the learning curve to come, but now it is time to prepare for Party Time and see in another New Year. Best Wishes for a fabulous 2015.