Photography

Five months – many changes

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Hi all I’ve not posted much since early in the year because I decided to make some changes. “Down sizing” I believe some call it. As some of you may recall for quite a few years I’ve been re-modeling the inside of a very large 32ft. 3 axle caravan. It’s now back on the road.…

Various meanderings and on the road to Styx

Over the last several weeks preceeding the dramatic onset of winter and accompanying snows I’ve been grateful for some wonderful trips in South Canterbury and Central Otago, and more recently traversing parts of the Old Dunstan Road, just before it closes legally and due to snow until Sept. or Oct. And following on from a…

Wanaka Autumn Art School part 2, and my unrequited love

Well what a wonderful experience it’s been attending a learning and creative intense week on all aspects of landscape photography with such a good tutor as John Doogan and an outstanding group of fellow students. Here are a few of my images: Each afternoon we’d go to a different Wanaka location and spend a couple…

Wanaka Autumn Art School [progress report]

As mentioned a few days ago, I’d signed up to attend the annual 5 day Autumn Art School at Mt Aspiring College this year. Sort of got into it finally after 24 years of it’s legendary existence partly due to currently being on the committee that underwrites it and organises things. Here a few images…

Back to various aspects of photography

For many months now I’ve often tended to post in a linear style on my wanderings and follies, whereas a few years ago I made the emphasis landscape photography. So back to the roots, be they a bit broader now, but who knows… I’m attending the annual Wanaka Autumn Art School next week, and my…

Bracken and snow grass fire on Roys Peak Wanaka

While out walking tonight, I saw the start of a fire – a farmer’s burn-off going a bit wrong. I took awhile to hoof it home to get closer with my truck, but this had advantages light wise. Tripod and wet feet crossing Waterfall Creek both helped… my friend’s Alix and James doing a great job…