Pics Mike J Makes

Picked up a new lens in Canada before I came back in to work and it’s amazing. Nikon 24-70 f2.8. Here’s some of the first photos taken with it mounted on my D800. All pics are taken from a BK117 helicopter on my way in to Yavo Camp in Papua New Guinea last week. Expensive lens but I’m very happy with the purchase as it’s made me want to take photos again, something I haven’t been too motivated to do recently for some reason.

Just a photo from my phone today at work

Just a photo from my phone today at work

Sorry, another HDR helicopter pic. But come on, it’s a double rainbow. Can’t not post that.

Sorry, another HDR helicopter pic. But come on, it’s a double rainbow. Can’t not post that.

Back at work in Papua New Guinea just counting down the days until I head back to Germany to try my hand at Oktoberfest yet again. Picked myself up some new gear just before I left home, a brand new Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.8. Pretty excited to get out and start filling up some memory cards. In the mean time I decided to try out some night sky pics last night because it was perfectly clear out and these nights are few and far between in PNG. Here’s my first shot of the milky way with a little but of post processing in the contrast, pretty happy with how it turned out.

Back at work in Papua New Guinea just counting down the days until I head back to Germany to try my hand at Oktoberfest yet again. Picked myself up some new gear just before I left home, a brand new Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.8. Pretty excited to get out and start filling up some memory cards. In the mean time I decided to try out some night sky pics last night because it was perfectly clear out and these nights are few and far between in PNG. Here’s my first shot of the milky way with a little but of post processing in the contrast, pretty happy with how it turned out.

Took this a couple months ago during one of my stays in Kiunga, a town in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. There was a storm rolling in from the right side of the picture and yet the sky was still super blue and clear to the left. Using my fisheye lens I was able to capture both the dark storm and the blue sky it was about to cover up.

Took this a couple months ago during one of my stays in Kiunga, a town in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. There was a storm rolling in from the right side of the picture and yet the sky was still super blue and clear to the left. Using my fisheye lens I was able to capture both the dark storm and the blue sky it was about to cover up.

Here’s a couple more from Vancouver Island around a year and a half ago

Couldn’t sleep last night so I started playing around with some old photos from Portland and redoing them now that I’ve learnt a little more about HDR. This is just on the edge of downtown Portland, Oregon. One of my favourite pics actually. The longest exposure in the 3 I used to make this was 25 seconds, the others were 5 and 1.3 (-2, 0, +2). Took this over a year ago before I started traveling, love the colours in it.

Couldn’t sleep last night so I started playing around with some old photos from Portland and redoing them now that I’ve learnt a little more about HDR. This is just on the edge of downtown Portland, Oregon. One of my favourite pics actually. The longest exposure in the 3 I used to make this was 25 seconds, the others were 5 and 1.3 (-2, 0, +2). Took this over a year ago before I started traveling, love the colours in it.

Close up of a monkey on Monkey Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Close up of a monkey on Monkey Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Another couple sunset shots in Thailand, this time just off of Koh Phi Phi on our way back from Maya Bay (The Beach)

HDR pic while waiting for the ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao after the full moon party

HDR pic while waiting for the ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao after the full moon party