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Ngongotaha on Lake Rotorua

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Ngongotaha on Lake Rotorua

This idyllic little scene was a few minutes walk from our motel in Ngongotaha (Non-ga-ta-ha – really, it’s easy once you know how!)

The lake was a bit rough, which didn’t bother the swans (they are tiny, but just to the left of the yellow buoy) or the trout, which were swimming madly, much to the delight of the local fisherpersons… I want this little boat though – just a little something to go toodling out for an afternoon’s pleasure… Or – I’ll just be content with this photo…

And for those planning a visit to New Zealand – yes, Rotorua is a must-see destination, but by staying in a place like Ngongotaha, you can really enjoy the beauty of the area and spend half or less than you would in town. We were only 15 minutes from all the big tourist stuff if we had wanted to go there…

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20/10/2012 at 11:28 pm

Pretty as an autumn day in Wanaka

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I’ve noticed how popular this style of highly saturated HDR has become lately. Not sure why, but something about it rubs me wrong – really, I don’t know why. I certainly have no issues with playing with images so they tell the story I want to tell. So, I decided to give it a go – lovely romantic shot of a small boat on Lake Wanaka.

I still can’t decide if I like it or not. What do you think?

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23/06/2012 at 1:40 am

Drydock at Dusk

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I’m not a boatie. I love boats, being on them especially, but by the time I got to the point where I could consider owning one, I realised I was nowhere’s near inclined to the kind of work they required – all that barnacle scraping and swabbing and painting. Out shooting the skyline tonight, I noticed these little yachts up in drydock. It was quite dark by the time I took this, but there is an elevated motorway immediately to the right, which illuminated them quite well…

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11/05/2012 at 10:56 pm

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Summer at the beach

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Since we all seem to love boats so much… just a pretty picture of a picture perfect holiday village on the beach with a beautiful boat just waiting for the tide to come in and sweep it off for an adventure…

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26/01/2012 at 12:01 am

Low tide II

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Why is it that low tide always seems so mournful? Beach flicks are always shot at high tide. There was no low tide on Bay Watch (not that I ever watched two episodes of Bay Watch, mind you, though I had to watch one to find out what the fuss was about.)

I’m not even sure why anyone would haul a boat of any size to Titirangi Beach (my beach!)… it’s really a mud flat beach – you’d have to haul that thing out 50-100 metres at high tide before you could get into it. But someone did… and there it was yesterday, looking so very sad and lonely, waiting for the water to return.

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14/01/2012 at 11:22 pm

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