January 2014 Nightscapes

5295 Moonlit squall over New Plymouth

5295 Moonlit squall over New Plymouth

5307 Mt Taranaki by moonlight

5307 Mt Taranaki by moonlight

6642 New moon at Arrowtown

6642 New moon at Arrowtown

5899 North from Breaker Bay, Nelson

5899 From Breaker Bay, Nelson, high moon

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December 2013 Nightscapes

Deep twilight from Mt Moturoa, New Plymouth

5017 Dusk from Mt Moturoa, New Plymouth

 

0183 Lunar eclipse, Taranaki spring

0183 Lunar eclipse, Taranaki spring

 

5170 Evening, Carterton, Wairarapa

 5170 Carterton evening, Wairarapa

 

Crescent moon from Mt Moturoa

 5068 Crescent moon and Venus, from Mt Moturoa

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November 2013 Nightscapes

DSC4086 - Mokau Highway

4086 Mokau Highway, Taranaki

 

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 8542 Moonlit horses, Awhitu Peninsula

 

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9308 Tank farm, New Plymouth

 

2-28-1128 Moonrise angel

 1128 Angel at Puniho, Taranaki

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2014 Nightscapes calendar – Good Evening from NZ [Sold out]

2014 Calendar front cover

2014 Calendar front cover

2014 Calendar back cover

2014 Calendar back cover

210 x 297 mm. Sample layout below.

ANNOUNCING the publication of my nightscapes calendar for 2014! In the same format as previous years, the calendar shows evening scenes and cameos from both islands of New Zealand, over the seasons. A mailing envelope is supplied within.

Price $NZ20, post-free within NZ; $A20 for Australian orders, also post-free. Postage will be quoted for elsewhere overseas. Payment by direct credit or cheque (or Paypal for purchasers without NZ bank a/c).

* SPECIAL OFFER #1: Four free greeting cards (blank, folding + quality envelopes) will be supplied with each purchase. From a new series of 8, many of which appear in the new calendar. 

** SPECIAL OFFER #2: Calendar + 8 cards + book. Buy a copy of my Night Visions book (signed!) along with the calendar for $55 all up, post-free, and I’ll put in all eight (8) greeting cards as a bonus… this offer adds up to $89 retail value. Each makes a great gift on its own, while the cards will prove very handy around the holiday period.

ORDERS now taken. 100 copies only for sale, for Tuesday 5th November 2013 release.

To purchase calendars, please email me directly: barneybrewster@xtra.co.nz

Good Evening - April 2014

Good Evening - April 2014 Month

 Good Evening – April 2014 sample

October 2013 Nightscapes

4478 Motunui rustic, Taranaki

4478 Motunui rustic, Taranaki

4500 Onaero Beach, Taranaki

4500 Onaero Beach, Taranaki

4613 Moturoa from Back Beach

4613 Moturoa from Back Beach

 

3718 Twilight at Turakina Cemetery, Rangitikei

3718 Twilight at Turakina Cemetery, Rangitikei

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June 2013 Nightscapes

145.2481 Moturoa hilltop, New Plymouth

2481 Moturoa hilltop, New Plymouth

 

 

 

 

 

144.2408 Outskirts, Eltham

2408 Church camp, Eltham, Taranaki

 

 

 

 

 

147.2930 High tide at Mangawhai

2930 High tide at Mangawhai, Northland

 

 

 

 

 

143.2039 Angel at Waikato

2039 Angel at Pukerimu, Cambridge

 

 

 

Here begins a new series of recent images in the 16:9 wide screen ratio, posted for free download as background wallpaper on your monitor. (A right-hand click of your mouse over any image will show this option). Most of the work I have yet to show for this must be cropped from 24 x 36 frames, but those to come from my Lumix LX3 are taken in 16:9 ratio. Downloads are for personal use only.

 

297. Up 233 moonlit steps

233 steps by the moon

Up 233 moonlit steps, Back Beach, Taranaki. 10.07 pm, 27 March 2013

To Barney’s pulpit rock I climb / Where the sea aisles burn cold / In fires of no return / And maned breakers praise / The death hour of the sun.

James K. Baxter, In fires of no return

28mm; ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f11

 

296. Perfect evening, Ngamotu Rd

Perfect evening, Ngamotu Rd

Perfect evening, Ngamotu Rd, New Plymouth. 10.17 – 10.21pm, 25 March 2013

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow / Out of this stony rubbish?          Son of man, / You cannot say, or guess, for you know only / A heap of broken images    – T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

85mm; ISO 500. 4 minutes at f16

293. Blue of larkspur, Spotswood

Blue moment in Spotswood

Blue of larkspur, Spotswood, New Plymouth. 9.08pm, 25 March 2013

Made cool the dry rock and made firm the sand / In blue of larkspur,                            blue of Mary’s colour / Sovegna vos  -  T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday IV

85mm; ISO 2000. 4 seconds at f9. Sodium vapour light balance

 

292. Half moon with cricket song

Half moon with cricket song

Half moon with cricket song, New Plymouth. 9.20 pm, 22 March 2013

 Let us go then, you and I / When the evening is spread out against the sky /            Like a patient etherised upon a table  -  T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

28mm; ISO 2000. 5 seconds at f5.6. Flash

291. There are no eyes here

There are no eyes here

There are no eyes here, New Plymouth. 8.21 pm, 14 March 2013

There are no eyes here / In this valley of dying stars / In this hollow valley /                This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms  -  T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men

85mm; ISO 500. 30 seconds at f16. Incandescent light balance

 

 

288. Whither Michael Smither?

Michael Smither country

Whither Michael Smither? Waiwhakaiho River at Alfred Rd. 10.56 pm, 27 February 2013

 In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.  -  Alfred Stieglitz

85mm; ISO 2000. 25 seconds at f8. Incandescent

284. Moonlit minutes at Morere

Ten minutes of Morere moonlight

Moonlit minutes at Morere, East Coast. 10.31 – 10.41 pm, 25 January 2013

 Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.  -  Dalai Lama

28mm; ISO 2000. 629.4 secs (10.5 minutes) at f11

NEWS: New ebook / photos by BB

Pocket Book of Men's Wisdom vol 2_Page_01
Volume 2 of the Pocket Book of Men’s Wisdom has just been published; the title page is shown above. Ably compiled and produced by Hannah Samuel, the quotes are from New Zealand men in support of the mentoring organisation Big Buddy.
As with Vol 1, all the photos are mine; they showcase my daylight work as well as selections from the after-dark variety. Please click the links to take a look:
It’s a free publication (for non-commercial use), which readers are welcome to forward as they please. The first page of the body of the book is shown below.
Pocket Book of Men's Wisdom vol 2_Page_05

 

275. My meditations, my musings

Maitai moonlight, Nelson. 10.08 pm, 28 November 2012

My meditations, my musings are never more enchanting than when I am able to forget myself.  -  Jean-Jacques Rousseau

NEWS: My 2013 Night Visions calendar has now sold out. The NIGHT VISIONS book is still available direct, at $40 post-free (signed copies, with 4 x greeting cards as a bonus). The book has had some favourable notices: “A unique, often eerie, new perspective” (D-Photo magazine); “Enchanting” (Nelson Mail); also in North & South magazine (November issue: “a bewitching mix of rural and urban landscapes”).

85mm; ISO 2000. 5 seconds at f8. Flash

274. Echoes from Whaler’s Gate

Echoes from Whaler’s Gate, New Plymouth. 9.13 pm, 20 November 2012

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

85mm; ISO 1000. 5 seconds at f11. Flash

 

272. Echoes in Frankleigh Park

Echoes in Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth. 10.42 pm, 30 October 2012

I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.
Bill Bryson, Lost Continent: Travels In Small-Town America

85mm; ISO 2000. 15 seconds at f16. Sodium vapour light balance

269. Still round the corner

Still round the corner, New Plymouth.  10.49 pm, 30 October 2012

Still round the corner there may wait / A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by / A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run / West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

                                                                                                            – J.R.R. Tolkien

85mm; ISO 2000. 20 seconds at f16. Sodium vapour light balance

 

268. Mother ship obviously poised

The mother ship is obviously poised. 9.20 pm, 26 October 2012

For the joy of the angels lies only in obedience to God’s will, and with equal joy they would lift a Lazarus in his rags to Abraham’s bosom, or be a chariot of fire to carry an Elijah home.  -  John Newton

28mm; ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f13

267. Beam before landing

Beam before landing, Taranaki.  9 pm, 26 October 2012

Miracles occur, / If you dare to call those spasmodic / Tricks of radiance miracles. / The wait’s begun again, / The long wait for the angel, / For that rare, random descent.
- Sylvia Plath

50mm; ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f9. Incandescent light balance