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Blog 2017-07-22T13:42:11+00:00

A Brief Guide to Lupins

July 20th, 2017|

Or A Brief Guide to Lupines, If You’re That Way Inclined. Let's cut to the chase.  Russell lupins may be pretty (holy moly they're pretty), but in Canterbury, New Zealand, they're an introduced plant and classified an invasive weed. [...]

A Brief Guide to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

June 24th, 2017|

New Zealand has 20 peaks which climb over 3,000m above sea level.  Ever the greedy national park when it comes to scenery, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is home to 19 of them, with the centrepiece being our tallest mountain, [...]

A Brief Guide to Milford and Doubtful Sounds

May 12th, 2017|

Fiordland National Park, which makes up a sizable chunk of the 2.6 million hectare Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, is home to 15 named fiords.  Carved by colossal ancient glaciers (therefore more correctly Fjords [...]

My photography philosophy

March 29th, 2017|

'Objective reality' is sometimes defined as being the world that exists outside our minds.  It's the physical form of the mountains, the colour of the sky, and the way in which trees sway in the wind, as they exist independent of our senses [...]

A Brief Guide to the South Island for Landscape Photographers

March 10th, 2017|

Looking for a brief guide to the South Island for landscape photographers? Well this A Brief Guide to the South Island for Landscape Photographers might almost be just what you're looking for!  I often get messaged by photographers planning their first [...]

My gear list

February 1st, 2017|

Nikon D810 DSLR.  Records 36.3 million pixels (7360 x 4912) with RAW file sizes of around 30-40 MB each.  I looove the detail and dynamic range the camera provides! AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR.  My most recently [...]

2016 in review

December 31st, 2016|

If the photo count in my Lightroom catalogue is anything to go by, 2016 has been a reasonably busy year – 12,330 images!  Although to be fair, that includes a couple of thousand taken by my kids, and we [...]

North Island Adventure with Wilderness Motorhomes

October 31st, 2016|

I started my last Wilderness trip report by saying I’ve lived in the South Island for most of my life.  To expand, the only other place I’ve settled down for any period of time is Auckland, in the North Island, [...]

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