Morning Cloud at Glenorchy Pier

A Human Presence

I’m going to be repeating this statement a lot this week because it really is where I’m at: At the moment, I’m really enjoying exploring images that represent a place and time and that hint at a human presence. Personally, I think that by capturing representations of human life that show the passing of time, it gives me a stronger inner connection to my own memories but it also allows me to connect and make sense of the world around me.

Morning Cloud at Glenorchy Pier
Glenorchy – 2019

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Old Fence Post in Long Grass.

Exploring

I’m really enjoying exploring images that represent a place and time and hint at a human presence at the moment. Personally, I think that by capturing representations of human life that show the passing of time, it gives me a stronger inner connection to my own memories but it also allows me to connect and make sense of the world around me.

Description:
Limited Edition Framed of 20 .
Titled, numbered and signed.

Limited Edition Print of 20
Titled, numbered and signed.

Contact me for pricing and further details: [email protected]

Old Fence Post in Long Grass.
Otago Peninsula – 2019 

Otago Retain The Ranfurly Sheild.

Shield Stays In Otago

Otago have retained the Ranfurly Shield by beating Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium this afternoon.

In Otago’s third defence of the Shield in it’s current reign, the holders went into half time with a 17 to 3 lead over the Southland Stags after scoring right on halftime with a try to flanker Slade McDowell.

Second half tries to Jona Nareki, Dylan Nel, Josh Dickson and Rowan Gouws ensured Otago extended it’s lead in the second half to end the match victorious with a 41 to 22 win over their neighbours Southland to retain the Ranfurly Shield.

Otago’s next defence of the Ranfurly Shield will be against Manawatu on Friday, 30th August.

Otago v Southland (17.08.19)Dylan Nel of Otago dives over to score during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Southland played for the Ranfurly Shield at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on Saturday 17th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com 

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Whalers

Sunday:Sport Catchup

In persistent rain and cold temperatures yesterday, the South Island Premier Rugby League Competition kicked off for 2019. This year’s competition includes Canterbury Maori, Otago Whalers, Southland Rams, West Coast Chargers and the Aoraki Eels competing for the title. 

The Otago Whalers were victorious in their opening match of the South Island Rugby League competition with a 48 to 10 win over Canterbury Maori. The match was played in wet and slippery conditions at the Kensington Oval yesterday afternoon with Otago scoring three quick tries to start the match and forcing Canterbury Maori to play under pressure for most of the match.

Otago defeated Canterbury 48 to 10

Otago Whalers v Canterbury Maori (10.08.19)
Ben Hanara of Otago makes a powerful run to start a set of six during the Southern Zone Rugby League match between the Otago Whalers and Canterbury Maori played at the Kensington Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 10th August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com  – Buy

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At Littlebourne

Saturday:Around The Grounds

The last round of matches in the 1ST XV competition here in Dunedin and around Otago was played this afternoon. Going into the final round, Otago Boys had already secured a spot in the final, with the other finalist likely coming from the winner of today’s  Southland Boys v Kings High School match. With only one round left, I headed up to Littlebourne here in Dunedin to see top four sides John McGlashan College and Otago Boys High School clash. 

A strong second half performance in the mud and rain at Littlebourne today ensured Otago Boys High School went into next weeks final with winning momentum.  In the first half, John McGlashan College spent long periods on attack and their quick line speed on defence meant the Otago Boys side had to work hard for their halftime lead. It was in the second half however that the Otago Boys side took control and picked up a number tries to win 40 – 5.

Otago Boys High School 1st XV v John McGlashan College 1st XV (10.08.19)
Motoki Tanaka of Otago Boys High School throws a pass to a team mate in support while under pressure during the Dunedin Secondary Schools Premier 1st XV match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and John McGlashan College 1st XV played at Littlebourne in Dunedin, on Saturday 10th August, 2019. © John Caswell  – Buy

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Puddles

Sunday:Sport Catchup

It was no wonder that the preseason Rugby League match at the Kensington Oval on Saturday was in danger of being shifted as heavy over night rain caused a waterlogged surface and difficult palying conditions.  

Here is a selection of images from the Southern Zone preseason Rugby League match between the Otago Whalers and the Aoraki Eels played at the Kensington Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 3rd August, 2019. © John Caswell

Otago defeated Aoraki 24 to 6.

Otago Whalers v Aoraki Eels (03.08.19)Otago players land in a mud pub while making a tackle on an Aoraki forward during the Southern Zone preseason Rugby League match between the Otago Whalers and the Aoraki Eels played at the Kensington Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 3rd August, 2019. © John Caswell – Buy

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1st XV Rugby

Saturday:Around The Grounds

With the local club rugby competitions now finished for the year here in Dunedin, my attentions now turn to the 1st XV division. In previous year’s local grades in the men’s and women’s competition have finished over several weekends, meaning that the 1st XV games have been played at the same time as the club finals. However, this year a window has opened thanks to the wonderful finals festival held last weekend, resulting in a clear window for the local 1st XV’s to showcase their talents as their play-off games get closer. 

Old rivals Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Southland Boys High School 1st XV clashed this afternoon at Bishopscourt with Otago Boys walking away victorious with a 28 to 10 win. The win qualifies Otago Boys for the final while the other spot will be decided between Kings and Southland Boys High School.

Otago Boys High School 1st XV v Southland Boys High School 1st XV (03.08.19)Otago Boys High School celebrate their second try of the 2nd half which extended their lead during the Dunedin Secondary Schools Premier 1st XV match between Otago Boys High School 1st XV and Southland Boys High School 1st XV played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 3rd August, 2019. © John Caswell / www.caswellimages.com  – Buy

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Otago Harbour, Portobello Road – Dunedin

The Silent Breath Of The Still Morning Air

The Otago Harbour is a stunning setting that never fails to inspire from any location. Along Portobello Road, there is a great collection of boat sheds that vary in all shapes and sizes as the road twists and turns its way around the bottom of the peninsula.
Capturing this was an exercise in patience. Over the weeks I’d had a number of false starts, knowing the shot I wanted but not getting the light I’d hoped for. Then one morning, it all came together when then sky cleared and lit up in an amazing display of colour.


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Wherever My Thoughts Take Me

Wandering Amazed In Thought

Normally when I’m at the Esplanade I’m running on tight time frames. Either the light is quickly disappearing and there isn’t much time to scan what’s going on or I have to dash off to work so time is limited.

Since it’s the school holidays however, I’ve had more time to let my mind wander and go where ever my thoughts take me. That led me to this image as I watched people come and go from park benches and the waves break before disappearing from view below the seawall.

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