Santa Monica Pier on a Cold and Lonely Night

The view from our budget hotel on Redondo Beach Drive was a bit surreal. The beach was many miles away and there was no shopping or nearby attractions, making me wonder what might have possessed anyone to build a hotel in such a place…But having settled in, we decided to go to Santa Monica PierContinue reading “Santa Monica Pier on a Cold and Lonely Night”

Shooting steampunks again

Well, I’ve been shooting a lot of things to be honest – film premieres, streetscapes, my super-giant baby cat and… yes, more steampunks… the love affair continues. What can I say? I think I’ve reached some new ground though – it’s not the same-old, same-old… Here are a few of my favourites. They were takenContinue reading “Shooting steampunks again”

The lazy day adventure of Little Bo Peep

Had another steampunk adventure this past weekend with north island steampunks, having a picnic at beautiful Shakespear Regional Park on the Whangaparoa Peninsula. It was a perfect day in a perfect location. Perfect for all sorts of mischief, and more than a wee bit of mayhem… Little Bo Peep seems a bit under the weather,Continue reading “The lazy day adventure of Little Bo Peep”

The Rakowskis’ House

Before love showed up and ruined  everything, the Rakowskis had nineteen dogs and an eight-foot high chain link fence to hold those mutts back. Anyone walked by and they were all jumping up against it, barking and snarling, those steel links threatening to burst, so you feared one day they were going to give andContinue reading “The Rakowskis’ House”

Let’s go!

Not sure which part of my imagination this one came from – but I was out for dinner with my daughters and on the ride home it came to me – pretty much just like this, although I thought of a night sky, but once I started working on it, this was obviously the rightContinue reading “Let’s go!”

Back again for more…

Some things I learned in the last week: I am used to/addicted to creating an image and words to match every day. Giving oneself more time to do the things one wants to do can backfire – and you end up doing less After 10 months of doing Photopo every day – to stop isContinue reading “Back again for more…”

Welcoming Committee

I went to a wedding show with my daughter a couple of months ago, looking for ideas for her upcoming wedding. Of course I brought my camera and took photos of all sorts of bits and pieces, cos I never know when I will need a photo of anything at all and I much preferContinue reading “Welcoming Committee”