Mirror exercise, Taranaki

Mirror exercise, Taranaki

This uncommon view of Mt Taranaki from the roadside at Kaimiro required a careful climb on to my car roof with the heavy Pentax 6×7 and tripod in hand, as I wanted the mountain to show well above the roofline. Elevated viewpoints so often improve a shot and sometimes I had a stepladder on board […]

Monochrome for Hallowe’en

Monochrome for Hallowe’en

A long exposure in deep twilight on my Pentax 6×7 film camera captures the tail lights of a car heading towards a fuel depot on Beach Rd. Monochrome is good for silhouettes and night lights. and with long exposures B&W film had the added benefit of not “going off” as much as colour film did […]

Kaihoka monochrome

Kaihoka monochrome

Winter turns to spring (in the southern hemisphere, that is) and my thoughts turn to summer, when I will re-visit this favourite place with friends – but not with the 6×7 Pentax SLR that I used here. Of course the roll film in the big camera did not have a digital stamp on it, but […]

The future

The future

Collectively. The quote is inspired by my reading of Drawdown, a book of solutions to global warming (with a tip of the hat also to Chris Wark, in an unrelated context).  The world is all reading a larger book, The Book of Life on Planet Earth (metaphorically), but of course some have barely begun reading […]

Reality is the leading cause of stress

Reality is the leading cause of stress

Reality can get in touch with you through your bank, your spouse or family, or via your employer or customers. It can find you despite all creative effort and artful camouflage – even if you are cloud-based, as I am. We are still embroiled in the renovation of an old house nearby, so I can […]

Barney Brewster – NZ Landscape Photographer

Based in Nelson, Barney loves to capture the New Zealand landscape, mostly through long exposures at dusk or after dark. He has a strong interest in vintage photography, and will sometimes post old NZ photos here.

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