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Posts Tagged ‘Dunedin’

Albatross

  At Taiaroa Head at the entrance to Otago Harbour is a breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross, the only such colony on inhabited mainland. These huge birds which have a wing-span of up to 3 metres, nest on the hills overlooking the harbour and if you’re lucky you can see them in flight, windy […]


On the Beach

  We are so fortunate having such lovely beaches here in southern New Zealand and the fact that so many of them are so accessible and while I love deserted beaches, for my photos I like to have a human element. I tend to lag behind in my beach walks so I can get my […]


Rain

  Sometimes it’s the unintentional photos that work the best! Yesterday afternoon I noticed some storm clouds brewing to the south so we rushed out to the beach to see if I could get some photos with dramatic skies over the sea but the heavens opened before I got there and it absolutely poured down, […]


Dance

  It’s midwinter here in New Zealand and to celebrate the winter solstice Dunedin holds a midwinter festival, the highlight of which is the lantern parade. This years one was held on Sunday night after being cancelled on Saturday due to rain, paper lanterns and rain aren’t a good combination!  It’s a magical evening with […]


Stormy Sea now a book cover

  It’s always exciting to discover  one of your photos used on a book cover so I was very happy to spy this Getty licensed Flypaper textured one being used so beautifully on the cover of this new book,  Miss Fuller by April Bernard. The recipe has been published before but to save you having […]


Riders

Horse riding after

  Yesterday afternoon I put the Lensbaby Edge 8o on the camera and went for a walk on a  beach little to the south of the city,  a cold front and rain was predicted so I went armed with a jacket only to find it surprisingly warm. The sky was dramatic though, you could see […]


Play

Play after

  You can definitely feel winter is on its way  here in southern New Zealand. On the day that this photo was taken the wind was decidedly brisk to say the least. As we walked down the beach  I for one  wished I’d brought a jacket.  When we were almost back to the car  I […]


Looking North

Another photo of my favourite beach, taken on a warmer and sunnier day than the previous photo of it I posted here.  I was lucky that I managed to catch a passing gull when I snapped this. Onto the  processing… Beau Linge Paysage @ Soft Light 13% masked from the lower portion of the photo […]


Stormy Sunday

Yesterday our daylight saving/summer time started here in New Zealand, the weather was far from summery with showers and a biting cold wind. In the afternoon we decided to go for a walk at one of the city beaches but on arriving we discovered that the tide was too high to actually get down to […]


Another Beach

I textured and posted this one to flickr soon after we launched the spring painterly set, I especially loved the effect the impressionist Sisley texture gives here. Often you can get away with using just one texture in processing, but I tend to build up the layers to add depth, even repeating the same texture […]


Mirage

I never tire of the beach! I visit this city beach on a regular basis and it’s different every time I go. On this occasion the sea fog combined with a very low tide provided wonderful shooting conditions, if the sun had peeked through the clouds that would have been the icing on the cake […]


Walking the dog

At this time of the year when our evenings are long and it doesn’t get dark until around 10pm so we often go for a walk on the beach after dinner.We weren’t alone at the beach this night, as well as the few walkers, runners and dogs there was also a solitary sea-lion basking in […]


Christmas Roses

It’s Christmas eve here in New Zealand and my Christmas preparations are largely complete thank goodness!! In some ways I envy you northern hemisphere people your winter Christmas celebrations. As well as preparing for Christmas we have to cope with organising summer holidays as most people take their annual leave after Christmas, the end of […]


Abundance

Some more roses from my garden, these ones sadly have almost finished flowering and being “old roses” only flower the once each season, but they more than make up for that with the abundance of blossom and wonderful fragrance.I grew the bush from a cutting I’d appropriated from our local historic cemetery 🙂 After my […]


Five

Another shot taken on a walk on the lovely Doctors Point Beach just to the north of Dunedin. These same people appear in a similar shot but I processed this one quite differently which shows how a different textures can give the same scene a whole new look. As well as some Flypaper Textures, I […]


Faded Memories

These half dead flowers are the remainder from an earlier photo session but they caught my eye when I was trying out my new 50mm lens. Focusing at f1.4 is very hit and miss I can see even with auto focus 🙂Processed with Flypaper Textures Tarte Tatin @ Soft light 36%and Pompeii Stucco @ screen […]


The Happy Couple (adding a vignette using render lighting in Photoshop)

About a month ago I visited a local beach with my son, intending to take photos of him but when we looked over the sand dunes we were surprised to see this pair of NZ Sea Lions a short distance away. Naturally I rushed back to the car to exchange my short lens for a […]


Daisies

Flowers are my easy option when it comes to photos, they stay still -well the ones inside do anyway, don’t talk back and go well with textures and today I felt like an easy photo to process after several aborted attempts with other photos.I started off adding one texture to this and ended up using […]


Mistaken Identity

If you’re thinking this is a tulip then think again -yes Paul, I’m thinking of you here 🙂It is in fact the unopened flower of the clematis that’s brightening a corner of my garden at the moment. Processed simply using Pompeii Stucco Soft Light 72%A colour fill layer #02303f @Exclusion 100%Shagreen bone @Overlay 14%


Quince Trio

Quinces are such beautiful fruit, well not to eat raw, but cooked they’re delicious,quince conserve, quince paste….yum!As well as being nice to look at they have such a lovely fragrance -a bowl of quinces can scent a room. Another photo from last autumn, these quinces are from my tree and were turned into quince paste […]


The castle…

This was taken after a lovely walk on my favourite beach. These two little girls were busily building a sandcastle when a wave came and washed away most of their hard work as often happens. Although this looks warm it was quite chilly but being kids they were obviously too caught up in what they […]


Stormy Sea

Anyone who follows my photos will know I love walking on the beach and we’re so lucky here to have so many readily accessible beaches nearby. This was taken on a stormy day back in May when there was a dramatic big surf and stormy sky. The original photo included the top of a small […]


Ginkgo (with recipe)

Another archive shot from my “famous” basement! When you’re using textures, it often pays to try out lots of different blending modes as sometimes the ones you’d not think would work give great results.In this photo for example I used a couple of blending modes I don’t often use, namely vivid light and linear burn, […]


Illumnating

This golden scene features a texture that will be in an upcoming pack, so feel free to check back. We were walking on a beach on an overcast evening when suddenly the sun burst through a hole in the clouds!