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  •  1 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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Fun with the Sony a7R

September 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Earlier this year I acquired a Sony a7R. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a mirror-less full-frame camera with a 36 MP sensor. I tend not to buy a lot of new gear. It's easy to get into that trap with photography (Gear-Acquisition-Syndrome or GAS). But I've rarely noticed that the latest camera makes up for anyone's weak photographi...
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Blowing bubbles

July 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
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 crater. The islands and peninsula are relics of these ancient crater-rims. It makes for a good harbour for boats, and for marine life. So obviously we had to try to see some dolphins. This was my favourite shot of the trip. The re...
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