I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing. – William James Ratapiko is a small hydro lake near the edge of the Taranaki ring plain, about 40 minutes northeast of New Plymouth, in a quiet country district. Quiet on a winter’s evening at least, as in season Ratapiko is popular for boating […]
Tomorrow we shall set out once more upon the vast sea. – Horace Moonrises after dark indicate the moon is past full, and these moonrises, especially, need a frame of reference. They benefit from foreground interest, in this case from outcrops alongside the wharf at Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island. It’s […]
NEWS: The above image is one of about 50 of mine which have just been published in a free ebook of quotations by Hannah Samuel, public speaker, author and mentor, of Auckland. The Pocket Book of Men’s Wisdom, Volume 1 is a compilation of quotes from Kiwi men associated with Big Buddy (www.bigbuddy.org.nz), a mentoring […]
An unexpected colour at second quarter; a wild coast made easy for the townie
The joy of glamorous and co-operative subjects, in colour infra red; the near side of night photography
Garden flowers in full spectrum colour at maximum aperture; torch-aided focus.
Movement by the photographer, not something within the frame. But first set up your tripod.
Electricity on the march, on a moonless night; long exposures and the ISO factor.
A simple composition, but a pose requiring 15 minutes; reciprocity effects
A moonrise after dark; waiting to see something appear in the viewfinder
Camerawork along a lee shore on a very cold night; the thrill of a new camera and ISO 2000
Swirling cloud in intermittent moonlight; problems with viewing in the dark and high ISOs.