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Walking in water: First trip to the Pararaha Stream

September 26, 2017 - The track wasn't marked on the map. It was supposed to be for experienced hikers only. I'd decided to tackle the Pararah...
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What a lot of water: Waipunga Waterfall

September 05, 2017 - I stood in the drizzle, watching the large waterfall sending clouds of spray and mist upwards. It has been raining a lot...
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New Photos added this week

June 22, 2017 - Introduction It was a better week for photography this week. Work demands slackened briefly at the start of the week. An...
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A seascape for the shortest day

June 20, 2017 - Introduction It’s the shortest day in NZ today. We’re also expecting more bad weather. That augured well for some seasca...
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Blowing bubbles

July 31, 2016 - We were on a family holiday up in the Bay of Islands. This is a deep area of water, that used to be a giant volcanic cra...
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Time in amongst the trees

June 21, 2016 - It was Sunday. That also meant it was time for an escape. I packed a light kit of gear and headed up into the Okura Bush...
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Nihotupu Falls

March 22, 2016 - I didn't realise we had so many waterfalls around the Auckland area until I started exploring. Some waterfalls I had bee...
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A trip to Fairy Falls

October 21, 2015 - My last two attempts to photograph the Fairy Falls (in the Waitekere Ranges) were thwarted by the weather. On the first...
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A pair of dotterrels

September 19, 2015 - The NZ dotterrel (or tuturiwhatu) is an endangered shore bird. Photography has to be done with care. In this case I was...
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Auckland Waterfalls: Omeru

August 27, 2015 - It was another quick trip to the Omeru Reserve before work yesterday. There's a couple of good ways to start the work da...
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Forest Stream Goodness

August 23, 2015 - There are a good number of local forest reserves around the North Shore. These are nice to escape into, and for a while,...
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The return to Piha

July 07, 2015 - I'm trying to spend more time over the next three days taking photos. It kind of helps that it is the school holidays. T...
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Monday again

June 07, 2015 - It wasn't until Sunday that I got time to get away with the camera. The youngest kid is still recovering from his concus...
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I saw some sun this weekend

June 01, 2015 - It hasn't been the most glorious of Queens Birthday weekends in NZ. The promised wet weather hit. And I had a few deadli...
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When it rains

May 28, 2015 - With the weather news in India and Texas, it's been easy to overlook that a few days ago, the largest storm on earth was...
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A short sojourn in Birkenhead

May 03, 2015 - I took the youngest to an all days sports event in Birkenhead on Sunday. It wasn't really one of those spectator type ev...
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Oakley Creek Waterfall

April 26, 2015 - One of the kids had arranged a viewing of Marvel's Age of Ultron on Sunday with friends. The cinema chosen was Henderson...
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Sunday Seascape

April 19, 2015 - A shot from Sunday afternoon. I grabbed the tripod, the camera, some filters and a 20mm lens and went down to a local be...
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April Foolishness: Pic 6

April 06, 2015 - On Day 6 (Monday) I hit Waiake Beach to see what I can find. It's on the Tor that I finally get the shot I like. The on...
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April Foolishness: Pics 3-5

April 05, 2015 - More progress on the challenge. All shots are taken with a 20mm wide-angle lens. Friday Saturday Sunday
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April Foolishness: Pic 2

April 04, 2015 - This is a scene from Lucas Creek, in Albany, Auckland. It's a few minutes from where I work, so I made a diversion on th...
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April Foolishness: Pic 1

March 31, 2015 - This month I'm participating in a photographic challenge. The goal is to use just one prime lens. I've picked the Minolt...
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Sitting on a rock

March 16, 2015 - Monday evening. I'm sitting on a rock and watching the swell advance towards me. I'm trying to time the shots manually n...
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Summer Singers

February 22, 2014 - The cicadas have been particularly vocal this month. This has been helped by the numbers of them. The local population h...
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In the summer

November 16, 2013 - A few summers back we visited Waiheke Island. This was the classic NZ holiday, a rustic campground (no power) with days...
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