I have just got back from a trip down to Dunedin, we managed a day trip to The Catlins and stopped off at the lovely Purakaunui Falls, a short walk from the car park.
The rocks mountains and sea at Kaikoura provide some amazing shapes and textures, this shot is from a trip last year.
Last weekend I had a trip to Kaikoura, always a lovely place to visit and even more fascinating following the recent earthquakes. The roads are still being repaired but the journey is pretty good now. The foreshore has been uplifted by the quakes and looks different but still very beautiful with the sea, rocks and mountains.
I arrived home yesterday to find a copy of D-Photo magazine waiting for me and the amazing news that one of my images came 2nd in the Landscape category in the 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the year. There were so many gorgeous images in the competition I feel very privileged to have made 2nd place.
I was fortunate enough recently to win a gold medal in this year's North Shore Salon of Photography with this image of Kairaki Beach, entitled "The Line Between Sea And Sky". A long exposure taken on a calm mild evening last year.
A long exposure shot of the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, the water was surging in towards high tide.
I have been very busy over Christmas and New Year but not taking many landscapes, but more of that later perhaps. This is from a trip to Oamaru, a long exposure of the harbour a little before sunset.
I have visited the Moeraki Boulders a few times but the last time I visited was on the way home from Dunedin and in the middle of the day. Not the best time for images but I still liked this one.
Back to Magnet Bay, so many different textures on the beach.
I took a trip last weekend to Karamea in the north west of the South Island, a place I had never been. A lovely part of the country with so much to see as long as the sand flies can be avoided. This is an image from Moria Gate Arch, one of several large limestone river arches in the area. I spent quite a while looking around and no doubt I will show a few more images here over the next few weeks!
A trip to a new part of Banks Peninsula this weekend, this was taken at Magnet Bay. Lots of interesting rocks, well worth a few more trips I think.
A very windy trip to Godley Head, it was very hard to keep the camera steady for any sort of exposure!
A simple image from my local beach, a bit misty and a long exposure, the land contrasting strongly with the sea and sky.
Sunset over Lake Wanaka, a long exposure bringing motion to the clouds and stillness to the water.
Shag Rock at Sumner used to be rather larger but it collapsed during the Christchurch earthquakes. There wasn't as much colour in the sky as I had hoped this morning but I liked the lines in this.
Another washed up tree on our local beach, a long sunset exposure giving movement in the clouds.
The pancake rocks at Punakaiki are fabulous and when the waves crash in and the sea sprays up through the blow holes it can be spectacular. On this visit my timing was off but the sea and rocks were still fascinating.
A lovely waterfall near Mt Somers in Canterbury. I took a gently walk here with my kids. I must get back here again.
Long exposures can make interesting shapes in clouds and smooth out moving water, this was taken around sunrise at Lake Tekapo, 242s @ f/8 14mm ISO 200
I spend quite a lot of time at my local beaches, this is from a trip with some amazing clouds. This was a long exposure, 20s @ f/16, 20mm ISO 200. I liked the black and white version with its string contrasts.