Archive for: New Zealand

  • The view from Mount Maunganaui

    The view from Mount Maunganaui

    In the previous post, with the cloud shaped like a fish, I mentioned Mount Maunganaui. In this post I show you what it looked like from the top of this mountain. It is only just over 760ft high but it looks impressive. The walk up to the top is not for the faint hearted, even […]

  • When you see it …

    When you see it …

    In an area of New Zealand called the Bay of Plenty, near Tauranga there is a town called Mount Maunganui.  Mount Maunganui is also the name of the huge extinct volcanic cone, 761 ft in height,  that somewhat dominates the town and is locally known simply as ‘The Mount’. We were just about to set […]

  • Kingfisher type bird in New Zealand

    Kingfisher type bird in New Zealand

    On my recent trip to New Zealand we were in a town called Whakatane on the North Island. There is a very enjoyable river walk which brings you from the town, along the river, and back. Along the way you see many wading birds, sea gulls and many other birds. One of the birds I […]

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  • By the Waters Edge, New Zealand

    By the Waters Edge, New Zealand

    Continuing from my previous post from Nelson Lakes, New Zealand, this shot is from the first of the lakes which we visited. The area has a wonderful variety of light and shade and in the evening sun I took this shot while a girl walked out onto the pier. Adding people to a shot really […]

  • New Zealand – Land of Reflections

    New Zealand – Land of Reflections

    New Zealand is a beautiful country and this year was my 3rd visit in 4 years. One of the features of New Zealand, especially the south island, is the number of reflective lakes which can be found. The ones I remember most were at Fox Glacier and also on the way to Milford Sound. This […]

  • Revisiting old photos

    Revisiting old photos

    I noticed that I had a lot of photos from 2010/2011 which I had backed up but very few were every touched up or had much editing done on them. There were 2 reasons for this; firstly I didn’t have very good editing software back then and secondly when tools I did have, were limited […]

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  • Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

    Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

    I have been going through some of my photos from New Zealand and doing a bit of cleaning up and Photoshop tweaking and I have uploaded some shots from New Zealand plus one from Singapore which I always liked but did a bit of fixing up of the image. I have placed some details about […]

  • Photo Theme – Blue

    Photo Theme – Blue

    A recent club competition was a photo theme “BLUE’ – therefore any photo which could fall under the style or theme of blue. I had a selection problem on my hands as I had 2 main contenders. Photo selection is critical when submitting your work to a portfolio or photography competition. Sometimes your personal feelings […]

  • Fox Glacier – Reflective Lakes, Lake Matheson – Photo Update

    Fox Glacier – Reflective Lakes, Lake Matheson – Photo Update

    Having done some work on the Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier photo (see older post here) , I have finally retrieved the type of shot I was hoping for. The photo was taken in the late evening when there was a lot of shadow cast in the extreme right of the shot – so the […]

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