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Omata moonrise reprise

Omata moonrise reprise

A sombre but peaceful scene; the composition may be formalist but with the help of flash it rescues a somewhat flat summer moonrise. These pines at Waireka are at least alive, more than can be said for the 50 victims of the month’s most tragic event or – on a more immediately personal level – […]

Waireka summer twilight

Waireka summer twilight

Flash, twilight and birds on the wire. A straight-forward composition – what more is there to say? 1/200th sec at f16. ISO 500; Nikon 50mm. Flash

Flax flowers in twilight, Sugar Loaves

Flax flowers in twilight, Sugar Loaves

DECEMBER in my Modest Epiphanies 2019 Calendar (now sold out). This is a nice balance between ambient twilight and flash, which shows as only a hint on the flax. Most magazine photos with close-up subjects (especially people) are illuminated in the same way, but often with the subject massively highlighted. The Sugar Loaves – so […]

Modest Epiphanies: Moonlight at Tahuna

Modest Epiphanies: Moonlight at Tahuna

This is JULY in my 2019 Modest Epiphanies calendar – still available for your purchase, by the way. This winter angle on the tidal flat behind Tahuna Beach benefits from its split focus and from two figures captured by chance (someone with their dog; I saw no one at the time). The split focus involves […]

St Joseph’s twilight muster: horizontal

St Joseph’s twilight muster: horizontal

This twilit tableau was the runner-up in my series of St Joseph with a vase of faux flowers. It ranks as “runner-up” only because it’s entirely moon-less, the crescent moon (the object of the whole exercise) being too high in the sky to be included in a horizontal composition. However as a simple set-up, this […]

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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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