Small and Simple

The back of the Presbyterian Church in Port Chalmers. I have many photos of this exact view on many different cameras. Don't ask me why.
The back of the Presbyterian Church in Port Chalmers. I have many photos of this exact view on many different cameras. Don’t ask me why.

Living in Dunedin is a blessing. With a myriad of historic buildings in the centre city, rugged moorland, charming forests and beautiful coastlines, I’m never short of things to point a camera at. Port Chalmers, a short drive from the city centre, provides the backdrop for these images. Happily, my visit coincided with that of a cruise ship, so there was actually a nice boat by the wharf to meander into the pictures.

Overlooking the whole town from Scott's Memorial. The distant peak is Harbour Cone. It's quite steep to walk up.
Overlooking the whole town from Scott’s Memorial. The distant peak is Harbour Cone. It’s quite steep to walk up.
Overlooking the container port from the lookout above Back Beach.
Overlooking the container port from the lookout above Back Beach.

The photos you see here were all taken on my Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, with the phenomenal 15mm f8.0 body cap lens attached. Small and simple, it lets me focus on composition by removing some variables from the equation: no zoom, no aperture adjustment, and no need to adjust focus between shots (except for near and far). Small and simple: the one thing saving me from being engulfed by a myriad photographic options. That makes me smile.

The Presbyterian Church in Port Chalmers. I have so many photos of this, I was able to put two in one post.
The Presbyterian Church in Port Chalmers. I have so many photos of this, I was able to put two in one post.
The container port, shot opposite the gate to Lady Thorn Dell.
The container port, shot opposite the gate to Lady Thorn Dell.
A blue flower of some description in Lady Thorn Dell. I will put in the proper name when I remember it.
A blue flower of some description in Lady Thorn Dell. I will put in the proper name when I remember it.

My photos, gear and musings.