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A little late lunch

Hanmer springs is a lovely alpine village famed for its beautiful natural hot springs, it also has some great tracks to walk and cycle. I spotted this guy -a mule if I’m not mistaken, when we were out for a walk. He wasn’t going to stop eating for anything, or come any closer. Almost forgot! […]


Iris

Last week, armed with a piece of black card, I took the dog a walk to our local Park of the poets to photograph iceland poppies, thankfully as the wind was low I managed several acceptable shots. See it on Flickr . Later, at the duck pond I took a few experimental shots, I couldn’t […]


The Bull on the Hill

This was taken on one of those hot summer days early in the morning when there was thick fog in the valleys. We were travelling to inland Otago via a road known as the Dunstan Trail which was used by the early settlers and miners heading to the Dunstan goldfields in the 1860’s. We were […]


Ent

I don’t think any photographer could have resisted this strangely shaped tree  spotted growing on a river bank one evening. It’s actually a tree being smothered by a vine or creeper of some description and although you can’t really tell from the photo stands at least 4 metres tall. Such vine covered trees are common […]


the winter group

The other day on our freezing beach. Shot with my 75-300mm zoom lens, this scene was captured from a great distance of a neighboring beach. Because its from a distance the people look much closer together than they were! Not shown on my base image are a line of fishing rods and a fisherman sat […]


Cypress hill

Seen from the motorway to the black mountains the other day. This large, handsome, lollipop or feather duster shaped Cypress tree – begged to have its portrait taken! After a quick detour, I shot it with two overlapping exposures, camera on its side in portrait mode, two join-able shots. As I could never get as […]


The return..

Two years ago just a few hundred metres from this tree I slipped down a tiny grassy slope and broke my ankle. The place is now known as “The Broken Leg Place” and I always tread carefully when I’m there -the pain still being vivid in my mind! There are no houses there now but […]


Moon tree ~ Bonne année !

From Jill and I we’d like to wish you all a gilded Bonne année!Its funny how the best shots are never planned!Yesterday, as it was sunny, I went for a drive in search of fresh images.Its continually maddening that all the best views are from our motorways and they are impossible to access without doing […]


Geraniums

I’ve kept this one back a few months because it was a first try-out with the as then unpublished; Lost Void & Lime Plaster textures.Its just a shot of Geraniums & ivy on our north facing window ledge.They caught the sunlight glancing off the stone house windows opposite.I liked the way this texture combination gives […]


ruined windmill story

Our Southern French countryside is dotted with these ancient stone windmill ruins. There must be hundreds but I’ve seen only a couple that have been restored. The backdrop being our black mountains, which help to protect our Mediterranean coastal plains from the worst excesses of the northern European winter cold.The field contains freshly planted vines, […]


Midwinter…

Another photo from a day trip to a wonderfully frosty Central Otago last winter -many of my photos that day were taken out the car window, a shooting technique I’m getting very practised at as my driver gets sick of me asking him to stop. Anyway in this photo I cropped off some of the […]