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  •  3 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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The Waterfalls of Tangoio Reserve

September 19, 2017  •  1 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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