Flight of the Falcon

Most of my flight images were pretty much rubbish. These birds fly at speeds up to 250 kilometres per hour, so catching them, focussing on them, is near impossible even with the new 70-200mm lens along with its 2x extender. And, full disclosure, I took this one into photoshop because the sky was nearly blownContinue reading “Flight of the Falcon”

Aubergine Dreaming

a replay – taken in lovely Puerto Vallarta a couple of years ago. One of those places I didn’t expect to fall in love with but I hope to return one day and spend a week or two exploring. Actually all of Mexico was so different than I expected. How wonderful it would be toContinue reading “Aubergine Dreaming”

Alpine Dawn

It’s actually a bit after dawn, the sun still very low in the sky, the mist rising from the lake, shuffling along like an old man on his first trip to the loo for the day. For those who are used to more regular posts, I do apologise – it just seems I’ve lost myContinue reading “Alpine Dawn”

Top of the Hill

Love the way these cows all made their way to the top of the hill… the original photo is nearly three times as wide with cows on top from end to end… but it just didn’t suit the 700 pixel limitation on a blog. It was one of those ‘all-weather’ kind of days, storming, bucketingContinue reading “Top of the Hill”

Chateau Tongariro Chandelier

No, we did not stay in the Chateau. We travelled down to Tongariro with friends from our photography club, and so we stayed at a hostel, The Ski Haus. Let’s just say it was basic. Our room could have slept five – contained nothing but beds and the tiniest bedside table. Not even a rubbishContinue reading “Chateau Tongariro Chandelier”

Blue Pools 2012

A creek running into the Haast River on the South Island, about an hour north of Wanaka, a convergence dubbed the Blue Pools. One of the real pleasures of returning to the same place every year is that you see it in so many different conditions. The sky was heavily overcast when we were thereContinue reading “Blue Pools 2012”

Sweet relief

I took this photo in Sopol Poland several years ago. It was October, far too late in the year for anyone to go wading in the Baltic. And yet, this old woman hobbled through the wind to the water, and stood in the water for several minutes. I have always loved this photo – it’sContinue reading “Sweet relief”

Grazing

The other day one of the photography blogs I follow, Less is More, put up a beautiful shot of some backlit people and cactus and the way the sun caught their silhouettes, it appeared they had halos. I loved the shot and was a wee bit envious, in the gentlest kind of way, where IContinue reading “Grazing”

Not Ellis Island

I remember reading or hearing that most New Yorkers never visit their biggest tourist attractions or pay much mind to their historic heritage, focussing more on the arts. I don’t know if that is actually true or not. I have been to the top of the Empire State Building and climbed the gazillion steps toContinue reading “Not Ellis Island”