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.
A trip to the West Coast near Hokitika just after New Year brought me to the lovely Lake Kaniere and just beside it Dorothy Falls.
The rocks mountains and sea at Kaikoura provide some amazing shapes and textures, this shot is from a trip last year.
Here a few of the other images from the shoot.
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.
The second in my series of 'Time' images, do you hold on to time, are you looking backwards rather than forwards? These were my thoughts in making this image.
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 had a bit of fun with a portrait of the lovely Georgia Baynon and an image from Moria Gate Arch at Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Over the New Year I took a trip around the north of the South Island of New Zealand, a few places I haven't been before including, a short walk from the main road, to this little waterfall near Havelock.
Sunrise on the way to Castle Hill with my local photographic club. A cold and early start but the local sheep seemed warm enough in the early morning light.
Another view from the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.
Looking out from the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.
The stunning Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki on the West Coast of New Zealand.At hight tide the waves crash into the blow holes producing spectacular spouts of water.
I spent Queen's Birthday weekend this year on the West Coast, at Punakaiki. This is a view over the pancake rocks, amazing blow holes and rock formations north of Greymouth.
My framed prints are ready for exhibition, still lots to do before the opening on 10th March but good progress. Titles to be made and I still need to finalise the order of the images when I put them up.
I am currently in the throws of preparing for an exhibition images with one of my photographic friends, Sharon Brophy. The exhibition is being held in the gallery at my local library here in Kaiapoi - Art on the Quay. The process of selecting, preparing and organising images is well underway but is taking quite a lot of time. We will be displaying images in a range of media, from traditional framed prints to metal, canvas, corrugated iron and wood.
The exhibition runs from the 10th March until the 21st April, more details will be found on my Facebook event page.
Taken on my first trip to Kaikoura since the earthquakes. Still a lovely place and lots of people enjoying it. This was a long exposure of the beach, sea and sky.
Sunset at Lake Tekapo, a long exposure of about 90 seconds to smooth out the water.
Just as the sun was setting over Lake Wanaka the last golden light was hitting the hills at the end of the lake.
Sunset from near the Wanaka lake outlet to the Clutha river, lovely colours and interesting shapes on the lake shore.