A Farewell to 2023

December 28, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions - Hamlet This year has been very tough on my photography. Both events around New Zealand and in my personal life threw up many obstacles. The floods in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, the death of my mother, an assault, getting hit by a motorist wh...
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Sunset at O’Neill Bay

January 08, 2021  •  3 Comments
#Photo150 Wide-angle Photo for my 2020 Project (Week 1)
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A little macro, a little creative

January 05, 2021  •  4 Comments
#Photo150 I'm into Week 1 of this year's photo challenge. My theory is if I can manage one good session a week with the camera, I should be able to sustain my efforts. In this case I'm trying something I've dabbled with before. It's a technique known as focus stacking. Instead of taking one image at a small aperture, you take a series of photos....
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The 2021 Photo Project

January 03, 2021  •  3 Comments
#Photo150 It's been a quiet couple of years on the photography front. 2019 was rather horrible on the personal front. Times in hospital for me. A string of deaths in the family. And 2020, was well, 2020. There was little time left for photography. So this year I'm keen to kick-start things with a more regular photography schedule. It's also motiv...
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Walking in water: First trip to the Pararaha Stream

September 26, 2017  •  2 Comments
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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