Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Another year just about finished, Christmas day was a fine affair with friends Jarred and Hiromi and we wish all our friends around the world a happy and safe new year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Latest Images Dec 2010

Wyndham Street Races. Part of the famous Burt Munro Challenge series which has become a major event down here following the movie "the World's fastest Indian". Kath and I went down to Wyndham near Invercargill, to cover the races in the sun.

Next year I might get to shoot all six events, they hold which include beach races, speedway, Teretonga, drags, and others

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Macraes Gold Mine open day

We all went along to the Macraes Gold mine open day on Sunday, a very rare occurrence as you had to pre- apply and be accepted rather than just show up type of event.

Went with my cameras to look at the working of this modern gold mine and open cast pit, man its huge.
Lots of folk there all standing up in front of my lens - dah!, hard to shoot due to the midday sun but spent time looking for angles and odd view points rather than good newspaper shots.

Kacys final parade

My daughter, Kacy's, NZ Army cadet unit held their final parade last night and I had a bitch of a job balancing the light as I took photos on my Canons, eventually I had to just let the camera do its job in Av mode as the setting sunlight blasted through roof windows making beams of high light while the rest of the area was a good four stops darker. Ended up using the flash in bounce mode to just kick in a little light to open up the faces.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Champion Contemporary Gallery
Sonia Dutton, who owns Champion Gallery at Eighth and Brazos streets, in Austin, Texas, says she wants visitors to engage with the art is from Otago Arts School