Long Exposure @ Paraparaumu

My long-exposure filter kit arrived last week and I drove up to Paraparaumu (about 50 km north of Wellington) to get the parcel. Since I don’t really know how to use those gitchy-gadgets, my friend decided to spend a few hours with me so I would learn the ropes. We spent some time at a park in Otaihanga and then headed off to Paraparaumu Beach. … Continue reading Long Exposure @ Paraparaumu

The Colours of Queenstown

Two years ago, sometime in April 2012, I attended a photography workshop at Queenstown (obviously one of my most favourite places here in New Zealand) and though I was initially concerned about the costs it involved – at the end of the workshop, I felt that it was the 4 hour session was well worth the expense. I learned a lot (whether or not I’ve put my knowledge to good use is another question altogether) … Continue reading The Colours of Queenstown

Starry starry night … (fuzzy pictures alert)

Still on the subject of Makara … after we took photos of laser trails and light painted rocks, we pointed our lenses up to the sky and attempted to take photos of the stars. Apparently, Makara Beach (and that particularly secluded cove we were at) is one of the best locations for Star Photography primarily because it is away from the city thus, there’s very … Continue reading Starry starry night … (fuzzy pictures alert)

Twilight @ Makara Beach

“Twilight: the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.” After spending almost four hours at the West Wind wind farm (aka Makara Wind Farm), we drove down to Makara Beach so we could have the club’s annual Makara Picnic. I wasn’t there last year so I didn’t know what … Continue reading Twilight @ Makara Beach