ON THE BUSES

Cruising about on the electric buses Double decker buses are a hot new photo platform. Wellington’s new electric double decker buses are actually pretty cool – cruising through Newtown there are all sorts of sights to be seen from the […]

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH

HIT THE BEACH Sometimes when I want to sit and contemplate things, I walk down to the beach, and sit on the sand watching the waves, the walkers, the surfers, and the dogs playing. It really helps put things in […]

HOUSE WITH A VIEW

EVERYTHING IS PINK OK – I’m only posting this to make all you northern hemisphere dwellers jealous! A few minutes ago, @kiwideb said “look how pink the sky is” – and although it was already after 9pm, it’s the longest […]

WHY I QUIT USING INSTAGRAM

I HAD TO GET MY ARSE OFF INSTAGRAM People sometimes wonder why so many people quit using Steemit. I think a big reason is because they start out full of hope, and they are looking for the next big thing. […]

WE ARE BEING SWAMPED BY INVADING HOARDS

Here in New Zealand tourist season has just started, and as well as the usual constant stream of planes landing, there is now a multitude of giant cruise liners coming into the harbour. This is a photo I took yesterday […]

SOME REAL BICYCLE COURIERS

The first bike couriers – 1908-1917 Many years ago, but not quite this far back, I was a bicycle courier myself. As a student who was into bicycle racing it was pretty cool. But it was also as dangerous as […]

A TRIP AROUND THE BLOCK

A TRIP AROUND THE BLOCK I decided to go for a walk but I only got half way down the path when I saw a freaky mushroom and stopped to take a photo of it. Just taking a photo of […]

The golden age of American motoring

From the Laurel and Hardy school of motoring: Fascinating photos capture the thrills… and spills of the golden age of American motoring    Wrapped around a tree, nose down in a ditch and dangling precariously over water. Fascinating photos from […]

BLOWING UP POLITICIANS

IN NEW ZEALAND WE CELEBRATE BLOWING UP POLITICIANS Every year on November the 5th, we have a huge public celebration of blowing up politicians with lots of bombs. Its called Guy Fawkes. Rather than hiring hundreds of crisis actors to […]

DEEP ART EFFECTS

I started taking selfies and then my tongue started poking out and I couldn’t stop slobbering…

PAINTING IN THE STREETS

PAINTING IN THE STREETS Street art has a long history, with certain times and places like New York in the 80’s being famous hotbeds of urban art action… Surprisingly my own hood, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand has a thriving street […]

My favourite colour – Indigo

My favourite colour – Indigo sift666  in colorchallenge Here is a photo I took of the Wellington coastline looking out to the South Island with the Picton Ferry in the middle. For all you exotic foreigners this is New Zealand […]

HANGING OUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

HANGING OUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS Yesterday I had to take a trip to a whole different kind of neighbourhood. Feeling a bit apprehensive, but keeping in mind that without photos, nothing ever really happened, I got […]

DOES ANYONE STILL RIDE MOTORBIKES?

DOES ANYONE STILL RIDE MOTORBIKES? Are motorbikes now just an old timers fantasy, like knights in amour or horses and carts? As a teenager I was obsessed with motorbikes, and as well as using them to get around I used […]

Taking Photos in the Weta Workshop

Taking Photos in the Weta Workshop. There are really only two rules at the Weta workshop. No photos and no touching stuff. Despite living just down the road in a neighbouring suburb @kiwideb and I have never been to the […]

I’ve Been Taking Photos Of Strangers Again.

I’ve Been Taking Photos Of Strangers Again For some reason I have a strange fetish for taking photos of strangers. I lurk about with my camera waiting to get a snap of them. And then I post their pics online […]

Taking Photos in the Weta Workshop.

The Weta Workshop There are really only two rules at the Weta workshop. No photos and no touching stuff. Despite living just down the road in a neighbouring suburb @kiwideb and I have never been to the world famous Weta workshop. Yesterday […]

Ever totally missed a season?

Ever totally missed a season? If the missing season was winter, probably nobody would really mind. But Wellington New Zealand has just missed summer, and gone straight from spring to winter (yes, we have missed autumn as well). We have […]

VEGAN COFFEE

VEGAN COFFEE I’m not exactly a fan of anything vegan, but last week I was cruising along on the bus through Newtown, (Wellington New Zealand) and caught this rather cool sight. And here it is again in one of my […]

Just trying to chill out at Xmas

Just trying to chill out at Xmas This guy was just sitting at the bus stop minding his own business when a lady with a bunch of bags came and sat down next to him. Sweating and nervous, he tried […]

COOL RIDES

COOL RIDES Once in a while a really cool looking ride cruises by and I do my best to get a photo of it. New Zealand is not exactly awash with exotic cars. We are a right hand drive country, […]

I’M GIVING UP, I’M GOING TO QUIT

I’M GIVING UP, I’M GOING TO QUIT It’s all too much for too little reward, and I can’t go on anymore. Now don’t panic, I don’t mean I’m going to quit Steemit, or even top myself. But I am going […]

Massive Grunty V8

Massive Grunty V8 The ground was shaking so I came out to see what was making all the noise.“Ditch your massive V8 and ride to work” Yeah right… Camera – Canon SX600HS Location – Wellington New Zealand @sift666 is my […]

Working Until I bleed

Working Until I bleed I like to work until my hands are bleeding – or at least until I have a blister on my thumb 🙂 Camera – Canon SX600HS Location – Kitchen table, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand Subject – […]

DOWN ON THE DOCKS

DOWN ON THE DOCKS We decided to harden up and take a walk around Wellington’s rough and dangerous port. Feeling brave we took our lives in our hands and checked out all the forbidden sights at the waterfront. Alongside the […]

GUY FAWKES IN WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND

GUY FAWKES IN WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND The day we celebrate blowing things up. Unlike America where they actually go over to other countries and blow them up, in commonwealth countries like England and New Zealand we just have a big […]

LIFE, DEATH AND STEEMIT

LIFE, DEATH AND STEEMIT STEEMIT is serious, and there is a correct way to do THINGS. The key thing to keep in mind is that we are not on Facebook any more, and on Steemit everything is either right or […]

A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK

A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK Here are some of the sights from Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand. These photos are from my most recent walk, a few days ago. First thing after getting up, I looked out the window and checked […]

The South Island of New Zealand

The South Island of New Zealand One of the world’s most beautiful places. Despite living in Wellington, the nearest city in the world to the South Island, I’ve only actually been there on ten occasions. Catching the ferry for the […]

This new Steemit photo geek thing

This new Steemit photo geek thing The hot new trend on Steemit seems to be to post a single photo with nothing else with it but some photo geek tech specs. Typically this will be something along the lines of […]

HOW’S YOUR ARSE?

HOW’S YOUR ARSE? Americans say ass when they mean arse. An ass is actually a donkey like animal that makes braying noises (much like our New Zealand Prime Minister, but that’s another story) and is popular among people who either […]

INSTAGRAM HAVE GONE A STEP TOO FAR

Facebook own Instagram. Facebook have bought over 50 companies, including Instagram which they bought in April 2012 for $1 billion. Instagram owns the rights to every photo on the site Instagram owns every photo you post on the site. Effective […]

MY OBSESSIVE POLAROID PHOTO FETISH

Those styling old school Polaroid photos really had it all going on I’m not a pro photographer and I just take photos using basic Canon digital pocket cameras. My view on cameras is that for what I want to use […]

GALLERY OF SIFT666 ON INSTAGRAM

Creating Image Galleries on WordPress One of the many cool features of WordPress websites is the capacity to post galleries of images, and quickly gather previously uploaded images into one place. How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress A […]

PHOTOS JUNE 2016

PHOTOS JUNE 2016 It’s been getting a bit wintry, but I’ve still popped off a few snapshots

ANIMAL PHOTOS

ANIMAL PHOTOS Photos of our big fluffy cat and other friendly animals   PHOTOS BY IAN GREGSON

PHOTOS MAY 2016

NEW PHOTOS MAY 2016 It was a lot cooler as we moved into autumn, and I took a bunch of styling pics in May

Richard’s Birthday

Richard’s Birthday The beautiful people gathered to eat and pose for glamour shots of themselves. This is the largest gallery of upnose photos I’ve ever posted!   If you just can’t get enough retro Polaroid style square photos I have […]

DEB IN VEGAS

EDITING VEGAS PHOTOS LIKE A CROPPING MACHINE – Deb let me loose on her photos from her trip to Vegas – Here’s a few of my favourites:

NEW PHOTOS APRIL 2016

NEW PHOTOS APRIL 2016 Another sunny photogenic month, I’m still aiming for vibrant hyper-realism in a Polaroid style and here’s some of my favourite photos from April

Cat Pictures

Has Steemit just become one of those sites where people post pictures of their cat? Since the hardfork, we can no longer pull in an income from posting about philosophy and deep meaning, so all that is left is cat […]

Have I been hardforked?

Overnight my Steemit fortune has disappeared. Yesterday I did a post about birds. And cushions. It wasn’t quite the answer to life and the meaning of the universe and everything, but if I say so myself it was a pretty hot […]

TRIPPING IN AN INSTAGRAM STYLE

 A FEW HOLIDAY PHOTOS – We just had an awesome holiday, in Kuratau (South End of Lake Taupo) and then across to Napier on the east coast. We were away for 10 days, and this was the first time in […]

NEW PHOTOS FEBRUARY 2016

NEW PHOTOS FEBRUARY 2016 Still knocking them out in Polaroid style because I think it fully goes off – here’s some of my favourite photos for February

NEW PHOTOS JANUARY 2016

  NEW PHOTOS JANUARY 2016 It’s a brand new year, and here to kick things off are some of my favourite new photos. Photos copyright Ian Gregson and FROT Design 2016. If you rip any of them off we will […]

IMAGE SIZES ON WORDPRESS

BEST SIZES FOR IMAGES ON WORDPRESS This is something I found confusing to begin with, so this post is a bunch of notes to myself. A big part of why I found this confusing is that coming from an old […]

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only Hanging out down at Lyall Bay on New Years Eve I got the same vibe I used to get at the beaches up north on New Years Eve – that sense of danger, that everyone is going […]