I’ve put this one up at 1024 pixels because it’s just so BIG! It needs as much room as it can have. It probably needs to hand on a wall at least 16 x 20 to do it justice, but we can’t do there… Took this photo on the 6th of this month, driving onContinue reading “A Mighty View”
Poetry is everywhere. One must make allowances for natural assonance…
Not sure when it happened, but I realise I have become quite a good animal photographer – strange because until the last 5-6 years years, I wasn’t much of an ‘animal person.’ But these days I can happily snap away, capturing the critters, letting them pull their little star turns for me. I have toContinue reading “Brave Sheep”
Spied this shed quite a long ways up a hillside, used my 300 mm lens to shoot it. Not sure what it’s used for or why it’s there in the middle of nowhere. I wonder what’s inside. If it hadn’t been so far away and behind an electrified barbed wire fence, I would have goneContinue reading “The Lure of an Open Door”
There’s a die-hard, unbreakable rule that says you can never ever expect a photo taken from an airplane window to be taken seriously. I’m in a rule-breaking frame of mind. These here are the Remarkables, part of the Southern Alps.
We made our annual jaunt up Mount Aspiring today. Cloudy, cold and rainy, beautifully bleak. Got some amazing scenery shots, but had to go with this close up of a black angus bull. What a handsome devil! Whilst there are fences and paddocks and some of the farmers to make some semblence of containing theContinue reading “Aspiring bull”
Found a wee bit of frost this morning – yes, it was cold enough to see my breath and feel rather frozen. I liked it!
A brillliant day – we drove to the Blue Pools. Last year it was below freezing and the area was gilded with hoarfrost. This year it’s nearly warm out – so different – especially the sandflies which think it’s still the height of summer… Never mind… I shot away, admiring the amazing blue of theContinue reading “Tomtit!”
Got up to shoot the dawn this morning. Funny thing about dawn – whilst it certainly did arrive, you couldn’t tell by the photos, it went from dark to light with a few shades of bluish grey in the sky despite the crystal clear morning. So we wandered down a couple of backroads looking forContinue reading “Jalopy”
I don’t rightly know if the woods down here have a proper name. But in the Lord of the Rings movies they played Lothlorien. I’ve got no trouble believing there’s elves or other sprite-life dwelling here…