Friday, April 25, 2014

anzac - lest we forget


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end, against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
"We will remember them"
Always remembered, never forgotten...

after the fire

In February an interior design company based in Mt Wellington was completely destroyed by fire. The owners lost everything. Despite the fencing, the looters were getting on to the site and scavenging scrap metal for resale.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Todays image asks a question - what is it? it could be any manner of things. Some of the suggestions I've had are: legs in tights or long dark socks, maybe an insect, macro image of plants???? all wrong...
If you simply must know, leave a comment or email me directly...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

super bright sunset

Had to capture a super bright sunset at Kennedy Bay after a day of very changeable weather...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

a childs portrait

my portrait photos taken for the photography course - shot with Nikon D300 & 18-55mm lens, natural light from doorway and our 7 year child as my model. The blue/grey tinge to the photos is daylight bouncing off the greyish white walls in a slightly darker part of our home.

Monday, April 21, 2014

after the storm

the foreshore is littered with plant life tossed ashore by the churning waves. Discovered some very interesting shapes and textures.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

kennedy bay


Kennedy Bay retains a retro charm that harks back to the 1960s and 70s. The old kiwi baches and caravans still dominate the landscape in a very small seaside community. The nearest shops are 12 kilometres away in Coromandel town. The challenging drive to town weaves up and down through the Coromandel forest on winding part gravel and tar seal road.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

smoking the catch

Early Easter Saturday morning, the air is filled with the fragrant smell of smoked mussels in a nearby neighbours smoking hut.