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Summer westerly at Te Roti, Eltham

Summer westerly at Te Roti, Eltham

Taranaki is famous for its well-watered pastures and of course for its dairy industry. This is FEBRUARY in my Modest Epiphanies 2019 Calendar, which is a selection from my book project of the same title. It features Al (my wife) walking towards a field of maize in south Taranaki, alongside what remains of the old […]

Early Snow On The Old Man Range, Otago

Early Snow On The Old Man Range, Otago

A roadside view from a calendar tour of the South Island, made over autumn with my wife Al. This early morning scene explained the chilly temperature in our camper van overnight. We then drove a little way up the summit road before the snow and slush made it clear that the rest of the way […]

Modest Epiphanies: Low tide at Marahau

Modest Epiphanies: Low tide at Marahau

The freedom of the sands! This image is for January in my Modest Epiphanies 2019 Calendar. Although taken in autumn, it is very evocative of summer on the granitic beaches of Abel Tasman National Park. The two islands in the background (at left is a headland) are within the Park boundary but Marahau, the main […]

Winter rainbow, Otaki Marae

Winter rainbow, Otaki Marae

An image from my Modest Epiphanies 2019 calendar, now at the printers.  The title is taken from my next book, still in preparation, and from which the calendar pictures are a sample. An epiphany is defined as a moment of revelation or profound realisation, but my photo project only aspires to a modest attainment of […]

Modest Epiphanies: Happy grazers

Modest Epiphanies: Happy grazers

“Happy limestone” would be an alternative title for this evocation of primary production, as this is fertile, rolling country, inland from the main highway between Hamilton and New Plymouth. Low cloud and patchy autumn sunlight give depth and contrast to the scene, enhanced by a telephoto lens. We have a virginal woolshed but no quad […]

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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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