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Moments in Time by Ralph Miller – Artist Dunedin

 

Moments in Time by Ralph Miller Dunedin

Moments in Time… Ralph Miller was a highly talented Dunedin artist who died in 1956 at the young age of thirty seven, but left over 1000 sketches and artwork that has been kept in the family for decades; some artwork is in galleries.

A wide selection of Ralph Miller‚ sketches and paintings are reproduced and presented within the context of his life and the events and people who influenced him. This book for the first time shows the quality and extent of his work, which now has real historical value

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Digital Cameras the Easy Way by Brian Miller

There is quite an effort needed to master today’s highly computerised digital cameras and their manuals!

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Dunedin writer and publisher Brian Miller has addressed this by writing an outstanding little book, fact filled with solid practical advice [with even a quote from iCommunicate’s Donald], all about Digital Cameras the Easy Way.

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Digital Cameras the easy way is Packed full of useful hints and explains the gobbledygook that comes with manuals, Jan, Page & Blackmore Booksellers, Nelson

There is plenty in this book to justify it’s modest cover price to anyone starting out in digital photography. and if you are putting off buying a digital camera because it all seems too complicated this is the book for you‚ Jeremy Rose, Scoop Review

Full of simple, sensible advice and numerous tips, but without wodges of unnecessary information to wade through. Otago Daily Times

The little handbook is quite wonderful, and has the approach of a master teacher and it feels throughout that [the author] is beside the reader and sharing his journey with him .  Graham Hill Wanaka

Helps demystify digital photography with essential tips to improve your photographs. Never overly technical, it is aimed at the average person who just wants better images. NetGuide #alttext#

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Otago Central Rail Trail easy guide

This innovative pocket-guide will change the way people ride the Rail Trail in Central Otago.

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Over 10 000 people ride and enjoy the rail trail each year but too many ride each section without stopping to enjoy the side-trips.

This compact illustrated guide packed with useful facts, cross-sections, easy-to-digest information and suggested side trips will enhance your experience on the trail. A book to buy before the trip and to use as you do the trail.

The first section explains why Central Otago is so special, with an overview of natural history,  geology, climate, plants and animals. Photos help bikers identify the common plants and animals. The human history is equally fascinating and all about the first travellers, the squatters, the discovery of gold and the building of the Otago Central Railway on which the trail is built.

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The cross-sections of each part of the trail along with maps of main towns and surrounding areas make it easy for trail trippers‚ to plan their movements. Includes tips for good lunch spots, fun quiz questions to enliven these breaks, locations of loos.

Also web-site links, to an Events Calendar for those who want to link their trip to regional activities, hints for taking better photos and biking tips.

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This pocket-sized guide is so full of useful facts and easy-to-digest information that it should find a home in the pocket of every track visitor.

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iCommunicate’s Donald L. is delighted that his below image of a New Zealand Bush Falcon has been included in this book. Capable of flying at speeds over 100 km/h and catching prey larger than itself, this New Zealand falcon / Krearea (Falco novaeseelandiae) is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular birds…