Mountains beyond the Grass

  Looking over one of the blogs I regularly follow, I was inspired to have a look back, and reflect on my trip to the South Island in December 2011. My second time travelling from New Zealands North Island to the South Island, I cannot express how beautiful parts of our wonderful little country are. Todays […]

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Secret River

  Secret River is in my mind. I can go there any time. Everything Mother Albirtha says is true. The sky is gold and the river is blue. Secret River, I love you Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, The Secret River, Scribners, 1955, p. 56 Shot on the Olympus four thirds E500, edited in CS5 and Gimp.  

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Morning View

  Before a busy day in the garden, I managed to get a walk in early morning today. One of the great things about out new home is that its about 5 minutes away from a great coastal bush walk. I brought out the old Olympus E500 four thirds DSLR. Although getting a little long […]

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From the Dark, Into the light

  Taking a quick walk after work, onto an upper track from a walk I did almost year ago, I set the Ricoh to high contrast B&W – determined to get a few shots I liked using this setting. Its been very overcast these last few days, with bad weather around the country, & the […]

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Swift in the West

A quick archive shot for today. Work took me out of the office and down to Hamilton for my 12 hour day. Unfortunately, between doing what I was down there to do, and driving, I didn’t get the opportunity to take any shots. Hamilton has an excellent garden park, and I’m told a great Zoo, so […]

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Logs sitting, waiting

Another hot day in Auckland. Out and about doing chores and similar, I have not yet had a chance to take any images today, so will post another from yesterdays visit to Long Bay. Wandering through the park, there are a number of overflow car parks. At its peak in summer this year, Long Bay […]

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Forgotten Jetty

I am a bit sick today, so excuse the limited text. Forgotten Jetty, shot last week on the Olympus E-500. Converted to B&W in Gimp with vignette added as well as pushing the contrast a bit.

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Blue and Yellow

With ongoing in/out internet connections this weekend, I have managed to finally upload today’s shot, ‘Blue and Yellow’. Shot on a recent walk, I love walking through the bush and looking up at the leaves of trees stretching up to the sun. On a clear day, the plain background highlights the details of the tree, […]

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Feeding the Waitemata

Just a quick mobile post for this evening. Auckland has its first rain in 2013 and my home internet is playing up. Shot at the uppermost point of Glenfield/Greenhithe, this scenic little river flows down into the Waitemata Harbour. Shot on the Olympus E-500 and edited in Gimp.

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The 20km Stroll

What started as a ~1 hour walk out and about, turned into a 20km 5 1/2 hour walk today! Quite enjoyable, but it would have been better if I didn’t only have my jandals (thongs/flip-flops) on. Starting off (entirely on Auckland’s North Shore) in Eskdale Bush, I worked my way to Kaipatiki Bush, and then […]

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