Photography

A wild and beautiful late spring

It’s pretty normal to get some wild equinox driven weather this time of year in this neck of the woods in Wanaka, and this year has been no exception. What maybe an exception is I seem more “into it” this year. If I’ve got to concentrate on being in the moment, then that’s not what…

Chasing the Light, doing the mileage

The spring weather of late here in Wanaka has been very beautiful. Yes, unsettled but interesting and thankfully not the gales too often that underscore spring at 45 degrees south. It’s been very conducive for walking, and so too has my mindset: every evening I’ve been fortunate of late to wander many miles along Lake…

Old Haunts

I seem to have been all over locally in the last week. With springtime ski touring on x/c skis a “happening” thing [a firm snow base with soft on top really suits the narrow skis], but then there are the delights warmer temperatures bring, such as a bush walk at nearby Kidds Bush in Lake…

Contrasts – Dunedin

I’m just back from a mini vacation break in Dunedin. There was Rugby World Cup fever everywhere, and that was an interesting energy. But springtime… I have a habit of heading directly to the Botanical Gardens. One I learnt many years ago when I lived in Mt Cook Village for a few winters: it was…

The vibrancy of spring

From a landscape photography perspective [no pun intended], you might recall around autumn and ANZAC day I posted several images of golden leaves portraying motion. Well, what better time than spring to refine these techniques again with a few shots incorporating motion, and where colour is used as a compositional tool. But another unique property…

Winter wanderings at the Snow Farm

It’s so much fun up at my local cross country skiing area, the Snow Farm, that I’ve really just been eating, sleeping, skiing and working for some weeks now. As some of you know I’m running a sort of mirror blog on events there of late such as the New Zealand 100% Pure New Zealand…

Southern wanderings and thoughts from on the road

As I post here once again, this time, well I have writer’s block I think it’s called. Maybe too many things to say! So here goes with a selection of many thoughts while meditating / driving a few days ago on a recent roadie through parts of Southland… I’ve got a selection of photos too…

The pleasant aftermath of quite a storm

This weekend we’ve experienced the positive benefits of quite a spell of wild weather. Front after front dropped up to 2 meters of snow on the local ski areas, and probably double that back in the Southern Alps. It was a pretty unusual cycle though, as a lot of it happened accompanied by gale force…