The rocks mountains and sea at Kaikoura provide some amazing shapes and textures, this shot is from a trip last year.
A trip to the beach can be quite dramatic when the storm clouds roll in.
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.
Walking up to the Old Man of Storr, looking back over the Storr Lochs towards Raasay and Rona.
Sunrise from the harbour in Portree, Isle of Skye. A lovely place to be.
A long exposure shot of the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, the water was surging in towards high tide.
Looking out from the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.
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.
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.
A lovely sunrise at Kaikoura, I liked the seaweed colour matching the sky.
Sunset over rocks at Kaikoura in North Canterbury.
Kaikoura at sunset, but take away the colours and the textures in the sea and rocks are still lovely.
This shot is from a trip I took to Kaikoura over the Easter weekend, this is sunset at the same location I made some sunrise images a few weeks ago. Kaikoura is always lovely and always different.
Another image from Kaikoura at dawn, a lovely mild morning and not too early as we enter autumn here.
Taken early on Saturday morning in Kaikoura, lovely colours but not many clouds. I liked the colours and textures in the foreground.
The Moeraki Boulders with a little bit of colour, still not a great sunset though.
Not the best conditions for sunset at the Moeraki Boulders but always an interesting place,
Something from the West Coast of the South Island. Waves crashing onto the rocks at 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.