ISSUE 4, February 2018
WITH ROXANNE CRAWFORD
A Mummy Photographer Who Captures Moments and Details
FINDING INSPIRATION IN THE CITY:
Wandering Around Wellington
Waterfall photography tips
with Richard Young
From the Editor
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We’re so happy to bring you Issue
4. This month, our team wrote eyeopening
articles, submitted gorgeous
photos, and worked very hard to make
this magazine as inspiring as possible.
In this issue, you’ll find a rich variety
of content: Rod Lowe talks about his
work in Behind the Shot, Emily gives
inspiration for shooting in the city,
and Brendon shares his Jurassic Park
adventures! You’ll also get to find out
more about our talented cover artist,
Roxanne Crawford, in an exclusive
interview, along with many more
As you read our articles and look
through the photos, we hope you find
the encouragement you need to take
more photographs. Whether you live
in New Zealand or on the opposite
side of the world, you’re bound to find
something inspiring to shoot. So go out
there, capture precious moments, and
share them with us. We look forward to
featuring you in future issues!
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BEHIND THE SHOT WITH ROD LOWE
INTERVIEW WITH ROXANNE CRAWFORD
FINDING INSPIRATION IN THE CITY: WANDERING AROUND WELLINGTON
HOW TO: CAPTURE WATERFALLS
JOURNEYING THROUGH JURASSIC PARK?
BACK TO BASICS PART 2 AN INTRODUCTION TO APERTURE
BEHIND THE SHOT
WITH ROD LOWE
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia
some years ago. While I’m an engineer by
profession, photography is becoming my passion.
I started photography by accident in 2014 when
I bought a mirrorless camera as a gift for my wife
who had been asking for a “proper camera” for
many years. However, she wasn’t interested in
learning all of the controls and features of the new
camera so I started learning about the camera and
photography by myself and haven’t looked back!
DID YOU PLAN THIS SHOT OR WAS IT MORE
OF A LUCKY MOMENT?
There was a bit of both involved. I was deliberately
looking for interesting photo opportunities at a local
Chinese Lantern Festival and I noticed the big pots
with steam rising out of them and the chef busy
preparing food. The lucky moment occurred when
the chef happened to look up at me just as I took
WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEHIND THE CAMERA
THAT WE CAN’T SEE?
There were literally hundreds of people walking
around and queuing at the many food stalls which
made it even more difficult to take photos. The smell
of the food, the buzz of the crowd and the street
vendors loudly advertising their wares made it a fun
and exciting night out.
WHAT EQUIPMENT/SETTINGS DID YOU USE TO
I have an Olympus OMD EM1 mirrorless camera and
was using a 45mm f/1.8 prime lens, both of which
are quite small and ideal for street photography.
Normally I would have used my 25mm lens but for
this evening I wanted to get some photos with a
shallower depth of field.
Due to the low light at dusk, I had to bump the ISO
up to 1000 to allow a shutter speed of 1/250s to
avoid any motion blur. The Olympus has a great
electronic viewfinder where I can see the exposure
change in real time while making adjustments
which lets me concentrate on the subject instead of
thinking about the settings too much.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE THIS, AND WHY
DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE IT?
I enjoy looking for different and interesting scenes of
people in their surroundings when I’m out and about
with my camera. When I started learning about
photography, I came across a short instructional
video from Thomas Leuthard, a Swiss photographer,
whose black and white images inspired me to try
street photography myself.
What I like about my Street Chef photo is that I
managed to capture a moment that will always
remind me of the food and fun I had on that
evening at the Chinese Lantern Festival. I took just
the one photo of this particular chef and I’m glad it
turned out OK.
HOW WAS THE IMAGE EDITED?
The only editing was some cropping, converting to
black and white and a few minor adjustments in
Lightroom. Other than that, it’s pretty much out of
IF YOU COULD RE-TAKE THE PHOTO, IS THERE
ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?
I took this photo in 2015 when I’d only been learning
about photography for about a year and back then
I was shooting in JPG. If I could re-take this photo, I
would shoot it in RAW and would move closer to the
subject to avoid the need for cropping. Apart from
that, I wouldn’t change anything else.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL US?
I also like setting up and taking still photos of small
objects where I can control all of the lighting, you
can see these on my 500px account linked below.
It’s almost the opposite of street photography where
everything is much more spontaneous. It allows me
to keep taking photos at home when I don’t have
the chance to go out.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ONLINE?
Interview with Roxanne Crawford
A Mummy Photographer Who Captures Moments and Details.
ROXANNE, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT
I grew up and still live in a small town called Paeroa
in Northern Waikato. I worked as a dental assistant
for several years before getting married and starting
a family. I have two kids aged 8 and 4. I’ve been a
stay at home mum since which has given me the
opportunity to explore photography more, in-between
busy family life!
WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BACKGROUND?
Photography is something I’ve always been interested
in. But it all started with wanting to capture and
document my children growing up.
When I got my first DSLR, all I wanted to do was shoot
in manual mode, and learn everything there is to learn
about photography. So I enrolled in the photography
institutes course in 2015, which for me was the best
A lot has been self taught via researching the
internet and Youtube videos as well as a few good
photographer friends that have helped me along the
The learning process is always ongoing and I love
trying new things and different genres. Portraits, Macro
and my newest venture of landscape photography.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
I use a canon 6D. I have a variety of lenses...
For my portraits I use a Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon
135mm f/2L or a Sigma art 35mm F/1.4.
For my macro images I use a Canon 100mm F/2.8L
and for landscapes a Canon 17-40mm F/4L with a Nisi
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
The simple act of capturing a moment or an emotion
that you can have forever. That can’t be replicated
and is pretty precious to me. To be able to share that
with others is an amazing feeling.
The little details in nature really help you to truly
appreciate the beauty in everyday that may not
have otherwise been seen without looking a little
The unpredictability and challenge of getting a great
image excites me. To me, photography is so much
more than just taking pictures. I love the technical
aspects, the whole creative process is like therapy.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME?
I spend a lot of my free time with my children, my
family and friends. The beach is a favourite place we
spend a lot of time at and obviously my photography
obsession is a big part of my free time also.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST CHALLENGING
PHOTO TO SHOOT, AND WHY?
Ever since I saw images of refractions in
drops I knew this was something I had to try.
Refractions involve shooting a water drop with a
background image behind it, the image is then
reflected inside the water drop. It’s harder than it
looks with positioning and focusing the reflections
in the drop. With a lot of perseverance I got it
right and was happy to get something out of
the process, definitely a skill that I would love to
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN
Just learning photography in general has been a
big achievement. I feel as though I’ve come so
far from where I began. That in itself is rewarding.
But I’ve also had a couple of images win
places in competitions... In my first year entering
D-photos amateur photographer of the year
award in 2016 I came third in the macro
category with the little spider. In my second year
of entering, so 2017, my refraction shot with the
yellow flower came third place also.
WHAT’S YOUR POST-PROCESSING
I love the creative process from shooting right
through to editing. I like to try new things,
new styles. Edits can take me anywhere from
10 minutes to a couple of hours. I’m a big
perfectionist so I’m forever going back over
images and perfecting them. I always shoot in
RAW format, I use Photoshop and Google Nik
software for editing.
ANY PHOTO-SPECIFIC PLANS OR
RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018?
Shoot more, share more!
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ONLINE?
FINDING INSPIRATION IN THE CITY:
Wandering Around Wellington.
by Emily Goodwin
New Zealand is renowned for its
landscapes and nature, providing
photographers with numerous
opportunities to capture stunning scenes
of the natural world. But cityscapes and urban
photography should not be overlooked. Whether
you’ve lived in Wellington most of your life, or
are just visiting for a few days, take some time
to shoot the city and notice its finer details whilst
also challenging yourself.
Shooting in the city, assuming it’s not your usual
genre, is perfect for expanding your photography
skills as you push out of your comfort zone to see
things in a new light. Do the opposite of what
you’re comfortable with... and don’t worry too
much about the results, just experiment and have
SHOOT STREET SCENES
For landscape and nature lovers it can be a
real challenge to want to shoot street scenes
since a shopping street is hardly likely to
take your breath away. Even more reason to
do it! Go out and find some urban beauty in a
corner you would never have usually noticed!
If you’re nervous about people seeing
you taking candid photos of them and the
surroundings, shoot from the hip.
REVEL IN REFLECTIONS
Have fun with this and look for reflections
everywhere... If you normally avoid shooting in
the rain then get out there and see what you can
capture in puddles! The modern buildings are a
perfect challenge with all the shiny chrome and
glass, and of course, there’s the sea – Shoot the
colourful reflections of CBD lit up at night, or get
up close and shoot the reflections of the boats in
SELECT A SUBJECT
Churches, Sculptures, Cafes, Windows, Signs,
Flags... Narrow down the subject matter and focus
on capturing just 1 of these for the day. You’ll be
forced to slow down as you see things with fresh
eyes. How can you capture them differently?
Make it your mission to go out one day and
shoot the brightest of colours that catch your
eye, you could even just focus on one colour.
Get down to Courtenay Place and Cuba Street to
get started, making sure to take in the colourful
bucket sculpture, Queen’s Wharf is also alive
with blasts of colour that would normally be
missed. Choose red and you’ll be drawn to the
cable car, the Westport Chambers building,
the old telephone booth, the door of the old
fire station, shop signs and pavement cafes.
Focus on yellow and the trolley buses, kayaks,
and bollards on the waterfront will grab your
Again, it’s all about seeing things with new
eyes. Capture the sleek curves and sharp
angles on the Te Papa building and then find
the best position for capturing triangles at
the pedestrian bridge entrance. The Beehive
among many other architectural delights
should keep you busy for a while! Take it one
step further and play around with shadows
and repeat patterns. For a real challenge,
pick 1 ‘shape’ such as squares, lines or
arches, the possibilities are endless!
SHOOT ONLY IN B&W
This really makes you think about what
you’re shooting as you’re forced to think
about composition and texture. You need
sharp contrasts to come up with a striking
image with a true white and a true black,
not 100 shades of grey. Switch your
camera settings so you’re shooting in B&W
and you’ll soon be seeing the city in a
different light... Pun intended!
DELIGHT IN THE DETAILS
Stop shooting the bigger picture and delight in
documenting the details. Did you ever really stop
to admire the spirals of the posts in front of the
city hall? Or the detailing on the columns at the
parliament building? The mundane can actually
be quite marvellous as seen in this rooftop photo
if you just slow down enough to notice.
How often do we actually look up when we’re
walking around, going about daily life? We
might look up when viewing a church but the
rest of the time, not so much. Now is the time
to get that camera looking up whether you’re
in the middle of CBD looking at skyscrapers
or actually noticing the glass roof in the train
station for the first time. Never mind the funny
looks from passers by, get down on the ground
and shoot up for a whole new perspective.
Don't like shooting alone?
Check out the Wellington Photography Meetup Group
for hosted photo walks.
How to: Capture Waterfalls
Waterfall photography tips with Richard Young
MCLEAN FALLS, THE CATLINS
EMBRACE THE CLOUDS
Photographing a waterfall on a sunny day can be
hard, direct sunlight on the water can result in an
uneven exposure; cloudy days offer better conditions
and use of longer shutter speeds. When waterfalls
are in the bush, they can also often be in complete
shade in the early morning and late afternoon on
F/11, 1s, ISO100,18mm lens
CAPTURE THE MOVEMENT
The effect of flowing water in a photograph really
changes with different shutter speeds. To freeze the
water and capture its dramatic power; use a fast
shutter speed (1/500 or shorter). To achieve lovely
flowing, silky looking water; use a slow shutter speed
(1/4th second or longer).
FRAME THE WATERFALL
Make sure you include some still subjects like rocks
in your composition, so that the whole shot is not
just moving water. A strong foreground of rocks
and flowing water can also help add depth in the
photograph, leading the viewer's eye to the waterfall
ONLY BLUR THE WATER
If you are using a slow shutter speed to blur the water
with a long exposure, you will need to use a tripod.
When using longer shutter speeds on a tripod you
also need to use a cable release/remote (or set the
2-second timer) on your camera to get a sharp shot.
PHOTOGRAPH MCLEAN FALLS IN THE CATLINS ON A 7 DAY WILD SOUTH ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
TOUR: 1ST MAY - 7TH MAY 2018 WITH NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
F/10, 2/5s, ISO200
This shot was taken from the shore of Lake Heron, looking towards the Southern Alps on a field trip with
the Nature Photography Society NZ. As a group of enthusiastic photographers of all levels of ability and
experience, we enjoy field trips to places around the local area, the South Island and further afield.
‘Early Light’ is a gorgeous photograph with eyecatching
subjects and a tranquil atmosphere.
What I like most about it are its colours: pleasant
shades of browns, purples, and yellows that work
so well together. The only thing I’d change is the
lighting; if a little more exposure were added, the
colours would stand out beautifully. Other than
that, ‘Early Light’ is a gorgeous work of art that
perfectly highlights the beauty of New Zealand.
The range of purple colours in Maureen’s ‘Early Light’
photo immediately caught my eye, and that hint
of yellow in the sunrise really ‘makes it’ in my mind
though others might say the sky looks too unnatural
and that more blue is needed. Viewed at 100% the
photo isn’t as sharp as I would like and there’s a lot of
noise – I’m not sure if a tripod was used when taking
this but if so, better settings would have been to shoot
at a smaller aperture and ISO 100. Getting the camera
lower to the ground would also have taken this to the
next level, allowing for more sky above the mountain
and an overall better composition by reducing much
of the ‘dead space’ between the nearby rocks and
distant mountain. Saying that, this is still a wonderful
shot and a stunning scene that I would have been
proud to shoot myself. I would very happily hang this
on my wall!
Journeying Through Jurassic Park?
by Brendon Gilchrist
F/7.1, 1/200 s, ISO250, 24mm
Jurassic Park? No! It’s Punakaki located in
Paparoa National Park.
The reason I called it Jurassic Park was
when I was hanging out on the bridge of
the Pororari River a tourist came running up to me
with his camera in hand and said ‘I had to stop,
this looks like Jurassic Park!’ He really was not
wrong, to stand on the main highway and to see
something so unique to this area, that you can
associate to a movie is pretty amazing.
In my opinion, this very small part of the west
coast has some of the best coastal photography
locations found in one small area.
The main attraction are the famous pancake
rocks. The best time to capture these are at
high tide or during a big storm. A short 20 min
walk takes you out and around the peninsular
where the blowholes are. These were formed 30
million years ago from fragments of dead marine
creatures and plants of what was the former
seabed which slowly rose up out of the ocean
due to seismic activity.
You see when you go there the meaning of the
pancake rocks as they look like pancakes, just
without the bacon or banana on them, and no
yummy caramel sauce running over the edges!
Jordale Rocks is located 20 minutes south of
Punakaki. Let me tell you, the waves on these
beaches on the west coast will knock you off
your feet – Literally! I find it best to study the
waves, watch where they are breaking, where
the water is flowing, that increases your chance
of a really good picture. If you are going be
standing in the water, make sure your footing is
solid and you move your camera when you need
to, or you’ll loose it to the ocean. The ocean
looks calm but watch for 5 minutes and you’ll see
the waves coming in so fast, 3 or 4 sets on top
F/8, 1/4 s, ISO64, 24mm
of each other... That’s a lot of water coming
towards you, don’t run!
Although I captured some great shots, for me,
camping out in nature was the best part of this
We had an incredible drive down Bullock
Creek Road, huge cliffs of limestone with flat
tops on either side of us. We took our time and
admired the view before setting up camp
near where the Cave Stream walk starts.
But the best was still to come... During the
night listening to Moreporks talking to each
other, Kiwi screeching out in the valleys it
was so peaceful, way better then staying
somewhere where all you can hear is the
5am comes around, no alarm clock was
needed as the forest was alive. It was just so
stunning to hear Bellbirds, Tuis, Robins, and
Fantails, it really blew me away.
To just listen to the wildlife was the best. The
photos and sunset I got at Jordale rock was
awesome but this was one of those moments
where you really take a step back and say
“yes nature is just so beautiful”. It was like
silence, no words needed to be spoken. If
humans can just stop and listen, this sound can
only tell you that nature is what we should all
love, for it is so kind and looks after itself.
To sum up Paparoa National Park, I have
to say if you want to get away, go there!
There’s plenty of accommodation nearby,
lots of walking tracks, and lots of ocean rock
outcrops to visit and photograph. You’ll be
pleasantly surprised at how much there is
to see if you think past what everyone else
photographs... Look a little deeper and you
will find secret spots.
I’m always looking for places less
photographed, but everyone else keeps going
to the same spot so let’s put this challenge
out there - Go and find something unique,
something new... Nothing is impossible to
achieve if you are willing to try.
F/16, 4s, ISO64, 24mm
Back to Basics Part 2
An Introduction to Aperture
by Ray Harness
In this issue we explore how the different aperture settings affect the picture you are taking and
how to utilise it. These are basic guidelines since all images are subjective and all photographers
have their own style and ideas.
SHOOTING IN APERTURE PRIORITY MODE
The camera is your tool, and will perform any task you ask, provided you have given it the instructions
it needs to do this. To be able to tell your camera what you want it to do means you need to
understand yourself, what any given subject requires. This comes with experience, and digital
cameras give you the facility to take a shot, review the shot and then adjust the settings to make
In Aperture Priority mode you set the aperture whilst the camera decides the best shutter speed to
suit your selected aperture in the current lighting conditions. Mastering aperture priority mode is a
great stepping stone as you come off of Auto and make your journey into fully manual.
As to the subjects, Aperture Priority is usually associated with portraiture, architecture, landscapes
and pretty much anything that does not move. The critical thing here is the focus, and so the shutter
speed is not necessarily important, depending on available light.
The f stop numbers can be a bit difficult to grasp at first because the smaller the number, the larger
the aperture, i.e. f2 is a wide aperture, where as f16 is much smaller. It can be confusing to the
uninitiated reader as it seems the wrong way around!
Use smaller apertures (i.e. f16) to give all round focus for landscapes and architecture.
Use larger apertures (i.e. f4.5) to accentuate the subject and blur the background for portraiture and
close up objects such as flowers.
UNDERSTANDING DEPTH OF FIELD ( DOF )
To put this simply, DoF is how much of the
picture is in focus from the foreground to the
background. You control this with the aperture.
The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth
of field, the larger the aperture the less depth of
field. For example, in landscape photography
if you have objects close in the foreground and
want the whole scene in focus you would use an
aperture of f16 or greater to render everything
you see in focus. In close up photography, (not
macro) a smaller aperture of say, f2.8 to f5.6
would only give sharp focus to the main subject,
throwing the background into soft focus.
For example purposes, I have taken 3
photographs of a bougainvillea in bloom and
have cropped them. They are taken at f4, f8,
and f16. In the picture at f4, the blooms are in
sharp focus while even the close foliage is cast
into soft focus. At f8, the blooms are sharp, as is a
lot of the surrounding foliage. At f16, the blooms
and the surrounding foliage are all in focus.
This example is to illustrate the effect the
aperture has on the picture. This is not macro
photography, rather a pseudo, the lens set at
maximum focal length, (in this case 300mm) and
taken at the lens closest focus distance, in this
instance that is 1.5 metres.
So, if you apply this to medium focal lengths
for say portraits, you can have the subject in
absolute focus, while the extraneous, often
distracting, background is rendered blurred and
In landscape photography you can exploit the
DoF. Auto focus cameras focus at infinity for
landscapes, unless you tell them to do otherwise.
When using small apertures, they have latitude
for incorrect focusing, especially over shorter
distances. Photographs are inherently sharper
at smaller apertures, but that compromises
exposure control. Because of the small apertures
normally associated with landscapes, it is
thought that you have as much DoF as possible.
To a certain extent, that is true. But when using
such small apertures, you can extend the
sharpness of the foreground by focusing on a
point midway to your object and the rest of the
photograph will still be succinct.
This is a fairly simple explanation of Depth of Field,
but the more you experiment, the better your
chance of achieving the picture you want.
TESTING YOUR LENS
As I developed my photography, pardon the pun, I relied
heavily on gaining knowledge from articles in magazines
and books. (The internet not existing back in my day!)
One article in particular always stayed in my mind. Whilst
talking about aperture priority, it stated that although you
would choose the aperture you wished to make the shot,
you should consider at which aperture your particular lens
will render the sharpest results.
The rule of thumb is that F8 is regarded as fairly optimal,
but this test should reveal some interesting results
Take the same shot 3 times changing only the aperture
each time i.e. one at F7.1, one at F8 and one at F9. You’ll
then compare to see which is sharpest. Do this for each
lens you have.
View the 3 photos on your computer, making sure you’re
zoomed in at 100% and you should be able to see a
marked difference. Move the photo so you can see all
the key elements. Which photo looks the sharpest to you?
Make a note of the aperture you used and you now
have a good starting point. Apply this ‘3 picture’ method
to any shots requiring critical focus and you’re sure to nail
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
No matter where you are or what you’re shooting, be it a
landscape or your pet, take the time to play around with
your aperture settings.
On that note, I wish you all very good luck, and very
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Best readers' submissions this month
F/1.8, 1/250s, ISO250
In this image I wanted to portray isolation and buoyancy in a place far removed. Slowly being drawn
from one liquid into another - merging with the liquid metal of mercury creating a warped vision.
F/1.8, 1/200s, ISO 800
This is an underwater shot merged with other images. I wanted to create an ethereal image of an
angel floating in heaven, a place where the world is forgotten.
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F/8, 1/250s, ISO80
In life we are bound to the reality of our world. This image shows an entangled web confining us
to the commitments of one's life, while searching for imagination and creativity.
F/5.6, 1/4000, ISO200
In “Oceanomare”, I tried to search the borders of the sea, borders which do not exist, or even
better, are always moving and changing. The contrast between the rigid and precise square
format and and the blurred area, which leaves a very small section on focus, highlights that
unique moment which is already over. The work is dedicated to that kind of amazing feeling that
I, who was born in an island, Sicily, feel anytime I face the sea.
GODLEY HEAD WALKWAY
F/11, 1/160s, ISO200
Images taken on the walkway at Godley Head on the north side of Lyttelton Harbour
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BLUE LAKE IN SNOW
F/11, 1/100s, ISO200
A clear crisp morning and a beautiful view of the Blue Lake St Bathans, the old
historic goldmining town. The lake was formed by miners sluicing away a hill looking
for gold in earlier times.
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A SOULFUL RETREAT
F/5.6, 1/50s, ISO200
One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.
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NOW IT FEELS LIKE … I THINK I WAS THERE
F/4.8, 1/50s, ISO500
BLACK CAT ON STONE STEPS
F/5.6, 1/125s, ISO200
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F/16, 1/80s, ISO200
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F/6.4. 1/1700s, ISO400
Parnell Rose Gardens. Happened to capture this bee heading towards the flowers.
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SHARING A MOMENT
F/5.2, 1/3200s, ISO800
Capturing an intimate moment. Went to shoot the sunset but caught the last of the
sun on these two.
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SUNRISE AT LAKE MANGAMAHOE
Early start in Taranaki, the sky was clear so I headed for the lake. Great spot for
reflection on a still day.
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F/16, 1/2 s
Grey day at Cornwallis suited a monochrome rendering to an image of the water
and the wharf.
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A daily visitor we've named Guy Noir as his tones are much darker than the
This is an image of the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid.
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KAYAKING IN MILFORD SOUND
Sea kayaking in Milford Sound. A magnificent waterfall drops straight into the ocean.
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A SWOLLEN RIVER
River swollen after recent rainfall in Kahurangi National Park.
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F/1.8, 1/40s, ISO640
Izakaya or drinking beer with the locals in a traditional Japanese equivalent of
a pub. These places cater for small community of people who are regular there
and know each other. They have earned each others trust and are close enough
to share their stories of everyday life, listen to daily shenanigans, and discuss
politics, but keep their personal life in private. The flag means that the Izakaya is
working. If they remove the flag it means that the pub is rented for the night.
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NO PLAN B
F/16, 6/1s, ISO100
The Paris UN Climate Conference represents an historic opportunity to put the world
on course to meet the climate change challenge. The world needs a new model
of growth that is safe, durable and beneficial to all. COP21 seeks to deliver a clear
pathway with short and long term milestones, and a system to help us measure and
increase progress over time until we get the job done. The Paris Agreement is not only
possible, it is necessary and urgent. Thats why there is "No Plan B"
F/4, 1/60s, ISO1000
My award winning photo in Sony World Photography Awards in Open Travel Category in 2015 .
This image was taken at the ski resort of Borovets in March. As I started my photographic journey
I decided to go somewhere I haven't been before and my University gave me this opportunity to
travel with them for the Winter University games. I was amazed by the nature and atmosphere.
The last day of our trip I decided to make a final picture before we leave.The view from my hotel
room was the right place. I was lucky with the weather too - a silent cold night, with mist and snow.
Because of the late hour the tracks were almost empty. I used the flash to capture the snow.
LOOK AND THINK
THE HEART AND MIND
ARE THE TRUE LENS
OF THE CAMERA.