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
While I was walking towards the waterfront this afternoon, to go on my ridiculous run (sometimes I wonder why I subject myself to such form of torture) I saw one of the trees on Cuba Street Mall festooned with tiny strips of colourful paper. Being the inquisitive little person that I am, I decided to have a look and was pleasantly surprised to see that those … Continue reading The Secret of Happiness
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: 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
Took photos of a few trees yesterday and I thought they looked a lot better in black and white than in colour. What do you think? Some images are a bit OOF (out of focus) though – but I think the fuzziness adds to its charm. It makes the image a bit ethereal. Maybe that’s just me. 🙂 Continue reading Black & White
Yesterday was Photo-walk day and we, myself and a few others from the Photography Club I’m a member of, went to Makara for half-a-day of fun in the sun. Our first stop was the Makara Wind Farm which is just a few minutes drive from Johnsonville. Also called the West Wind, Makara is home to 62 wind turbines, and is one of three wind farms Meridian Energy has built in and around New Zealand. The wind farm generates 142.6 megawatts of electricity!
After parking our cars at the parking area, we immediately started pointing our cameras at everything and anything. Some of the guys we were with took photos of the old post office, the viewing deck, heavy machinery parked near the turbines, among others. Because I’m a boring fart – I took photos of the turbines (how exciting!). Here are my images:
Since the fickle winds of Wellington were in a good mood today, they decided to spare the city polar ice blasts and gale force winds. Instead, the sun was up in the sky sans clouds, the Capital was comfortably warm. I took advantage of the glorious weather and went out for a quick run up and down the waterfront (my favourite place to run, simply … Continue reading Impromptu Egg Hunt