Wellington was bashed by a short storm at noon yesterday and 3,500 house hold lost electricity at the Hutt Valley. But today the sun is out, the wind is still strong and a bit chilly; but that is classic Wellington weather ;)
So where is "the storm, size of Australia"?
I am glad the weather did a reprieve, because World Press Photo is showing at Shed 11! And we are going!
Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington; nice brick facade to test lenses with!
WPP has been exhibited at Shed 11 for a few years now, this time round it will be from 17 September till 10 October. As usual it is organised by NZ Netherlands Foundation.
Personally I was not impress with the premier award winning photo, but that is what contest is all about; judges decision is final ;)
Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Chair of the 2010 jury put it this way:
" This selection is not an inventory of world events. It is a photographic journey, a visual puzzle celebrating the photographer's point of view, offering the very best in each category for you to reflect, question and enjoy."
And what a photo journey it is! Just for NZ$ 2.00 entry ;) Value for money!
I notice the exhibition is NOT going to KL! I wonder why.
To save parking fee, I parked my Mazda 3 at the Oversea Terminal for two hours at $2.00.
Well, I under estimated how far Shed 11 is from OST! It took us 40 minutes to walk there! Mind you, it was a pleasant walk; there was the sun and cold strong sea breeze AND I am able to take some shots with my Olympus E-P2 with the two Leica M lenses I brought along! I had with me the 50/2 Summicron and the 28/2.8 Elmarit.
Due to the "half frame" size of the E-P2 sensor, the two Leica lenses have the same coverage of 100 mm and 56 mm in full frame term.
here but I did not really have the chance to use the combo for outdoor scenery photos. Today I did...
If you are using your M lenses like me, make sure you only use "A" and "P" setting on the camera; be wary about camera shake too, the built-in anti-shake stabilizer do not work well with manual focus lenses! I discovered a lot of blurred shots I took while in Shed 11!
But what about the bokeh of the 50 mm f2?
Well, I do not have a model handy so I test the f2 setting on my remote controls which were beside my work station ;) Hee hee...
Now to find me a pretty young thing to photograph.....
Till next time.
** You can view the winning entries of the 2009 World Press Photo here.