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 chosen course is to be landscape photography. So who knows what my next blog content will have morphed into after this.

However many of you have tended to enjoy the odd post I’ve done containing varied images, so here we go again! Enjoy…

One of my friends Rianne is a professional model, so after helping with the Gold Rush race [last post], we had a photo shoot session for me to play with light and for her to experiment with various emotionally based “looks”. This is the image I like most out of a doz. or so…
Rianne

On a roll with portraits of a sort, here is Roger and Nico. Roger got me around to his place a few weeks back to do some portraits to take to his sick dad in the UK, and I grabbed this one later with my easier to handle compact…
family

Sunset behind Treble Cone and Black Peak, Wanaka…
Treble Cone and Black Peak Wanaka

From the precipitous Dingleburn Station Road, Lake Hawea…
Dingleburn, Hawea

Cabbage tree, Dingleburn Road, Lake Hawea…Cabbage tree, Dingleburn Station, Hawea

I was privileged to attend my cousin Deirdre’s 70th birthday party in Timaru…
Deirdre's Birthday

Taking a bike ride near Peel Forest with my old friend Ian, we discovered an Anglican church in a remote area that had quite a “presence”…
Anglican Church, Peel Forest NZ

It’d been badly damaged by the deadly February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Note the cracks, and sadly a few windows at one end were wrecked…
Stained Glass, Anglican Church, Peel Forest NZ

A nearby large estate had a very surreal feel. Does anyone know what the fleshy plants are, that were sometimes 3 mts. high, on the left please?…
Peel Forest NZ

A further oddity were these large fungi growing under chestnut trees…
Fungi, Peel Forest NZ

Guess what this is…
Arty help

The unique autumn light we get in New Zealand doing it’s thing with the Lindis Pass landscape – east side…
Lindis Pass NZ

Lindis Pass landscape – west side
Lindis Pass NZ

More autumn light in the Pisa Range…
Tuohys Saddle NZ

Waterfalls, Mt Aspiring National Park…
Waterfalls, Mt Aspiring National Park NZ

With autumn comes mist, and it always makes for a mood that defines whatever it settles on that we care to isolate in our viewfinders…
Mt Aspiring National Park NZ