Monday, 29 December 2008

Between the clouds approching Auckland at 10,000 feet

(Shore of the western coast near Manukau Heads at the bottom)
(photo 50D 17 -40 4L)

A little something from Mums garden ..in Christchurch (the garden city)



(Photo 20D 70 -200 4L IS)

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Things that live in the fish pond




Its that frog again...
(photo 20D)


Sunday, 7 December 2008

Frog de jour





Seen in the fish pond this morning
(photo S5IS)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Having just had a week in Australia


Bridge in Brisbane

Typically Aussie - gum trees (and decent weather !!)

Jacaranda
(Photos 20D 17 to 40 4L)

Friday, 26 September 2008

Old camera, old photo, old house

I took this photo using the camera below (still in good working order) ,
I think in my early teens .
I found a print in a in a broken picture frame in the garage.
Its been scanned and I’ve used Photoshop to remove the fly dirt !

I couldn’t remember where or what is was apart from it being in Christchurch but my oldest friend ( we were born three weeks apart) Ann who still lives there says :

“It is called the “old Stone House” and was the Indian servants quarters when the Cracroft Wilsons lived in the homestead in the front of the property-known as the girl Guide headquarters. The photo you have is what’s left after it burned down-one of three times it had a fire in it. Of course it was restored as a function centre in the late 60’s I think, maybe early 70’s. I remember it being restored when I was at G.G. camps. Apparently it’s haunted, but not on the weekends, cause I would have seen it while I was there all those late nights.!”
I'm pretty sure it is here :

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

John Britten

John Britten's motorbike
in Te Papa (the national museum)

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Lyttleton and the tunnel

Lyttleton Harbour
Jim took these with my 20D and the
17 - 40 4L while we were driving through
the Lyttleton to Christchurch tunnel , cool effects .


Porters Pass Southern Alps

Castle Hill (the book below is
a really good read with some great photos)



(photo Reena 40D)

(Reena and Jim watch their camera batteries
drain away in the cold)

Jim took this of Reena , he's way better
than me with his people shots

This is a big file but it's four 20D 17mm shots
joined by Photoshop.
Click on it for a better view

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Omaha Beach and Morris and James Pottery ...again


It was cold in that south-westerly
but we haven't seen blue sky here
in a while

What can I say, there was
no way this was staying at Morris and James Pottery
(photo 20D)

Friday, 8 August 2008

Prime Minister

You go to the railway station
for that atmospheric shot (above) and you stumble apon
the Prime Minister...... only in New Zealand
great isn't

(Photo 20D)

Auckland at night

Downtown ferry terminal
View from my desk at 5.30pm
On the 6.20pm ferry
The city from the ferry
Auckland Harbour bridge From Birkenhead at 6.35pm
(Photo's 20D 17 -40 4L )


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Storms and Daffodils

This appeared in the garden
after we had been delivered two storms in a week.
One was described as a weather "bomb" .
Nothing like the northern hemisphere hurricanes I'm sure but enough
to take down plenty of trees and pelt the house with
debris for hours on end. The power went off
for thousands of homes, including mine.

(photo 20D 17 -40 4L)


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The team investigates

Never easy to photograph with this
level of contrast , I sympathise with
wedding photographers
(photo 20D 17 - 40 4L)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Coming back from a very cold Wellington yesterday

(photo S5IS but I wish a had my 20D for low noise high ISO's)

Sunday, 1 June 2008