Walking in water: First trip to the Pararaha Stream

September 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The track wasn't marked on the map. It was supposed to be for experienced hikers only. I'd decided to tackle the Pararaha Stream from the Lone Kauri Road end. It's an area of the Waitakere Ranges I hadn't explored before, so I was unsure what to expect. I guessed I'd need my hands free. So the tripod was carried in a tripod bag (which could be slun...
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The Waterfalls of Tangoio Reserve

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It was supposed to have stopped raining in the afternoon. It hadn't. A light, but steady drizzle remained. This was going to make the photography harder. It doesn't take more than a couple of rain drops to land on a filter, to ruin a photograph. My previous trip to the Tangoio Reserve has ended in a lot of discarded shots because of that. The Tang...
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What a lot of water: Waipunga Waterfall

September 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I stood in the drizzle, watching the large waterfall sending clouds of spray and mist upwards. It has been raining a lot in NZ. Not only have we had several cyclones dump a lot of water on the North Island, winter has had some decent downpours as well. This is partly good news for waterfall photography. The hard bit is finding a break in the weathe...
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New Photos added this week

June 22, 2017  •  1 Comment
Introduction It was a better week for photography this week. Work demands slackened briefly at the start of the week. And kid #3 is slowly progressing back to full health. We haven't got him back to school full-time yet, but given he's been ill and off school for months and months, I'm not complaining. Also, a big thanks to everyone who has bought...
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A seascape for the shortest day

June 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction It’s the shortest day in NZ today. We’re also expecting more bad weather. That augured well for some seascape photos down at one of the local beaches. Normally the swells on the gulf around the beaches here are sedate. Unimpressive. A good storm can give them an interesting dynamic. After dropping kiddo 3 at school, I stopped by at Wai...
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