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Tautuku Bay Sunrise

And This We Rightly Know

I had this whole beach to myself and it was quite an airy feeling to be strolling along the beach in the darkness. I hadn’t seen another person or vehicle since I left the camp site and once reaching the beach, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of location options to see the sun coming up.

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

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Pre-Season At The Grassroots

Club Rugby Premier 2 Final: West Taieri v Dunedin (03.08.18)

Pre-season Training

Late January is always the time of year when clubs start gearing up into action. As January turns into February many clubs have already started their preseason training and the clubs that haven’t, won’t be too far away from getting underway. By now, preseason fixtures are locked in and while most recruiting for all levels in the 2019 club season  has already been done, there are the usual invitations to anyone who is interested to come along and have a look.

With the pre-season getting underway, I had a scan across the club websites and Facebook pages to see what’s going on. Here’s an overview of what I have found is happening across the clubs in Otago.

If a club doesn’t appear here then I could find any information relating to pre-season. Some of this information might have changed since the time of writing. 

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Kapiti Island with Cloud

There Are Reasons You Should Stay.

The whole reason for the crop on this image of Kapiti Island is to get that wee patch of orange/red cloud and it’s reflection in. Initially I cropped it with a 12:5 ratio (or close to it) but the more I looked at it, the more I realised that I really liked what that wee patch of cloud added to the final image.

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

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Mixed Grill

Quiet

By the time 1:00pm rolled around.
I really didn’t think we would get any sport in today with how the morning was. Sure, I knew the weather forecast said it was meant to clear but up until around 11:00am the sky looked along way from clearing. However, by the time 1:00pm rolled around the rain had past and it turned out the met service were right after all. 

If today was  on a menu it would probably be called a mixed grill with rain this morning, fine spells in the afternoon for some athletics, a decent swell at the beach for those who were searching for some waves and fairly clear evening.

If you’re after the results from today’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.


Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (26.01.19)

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Inside The Vulcan Hotel

Leave a comment and win.

I’ve currently got a competition running, here’s how you can enter.

That you are here.

I stayed here one night and almost had the place to myself. I’m not sure what I would have done if it was busy. It was the perfect spot to process a few photos over a pint or two of Speight’s. Apart from a Grandfather and Grandson at the end of the bar happily sharing tales about fish and a lady in the dinning room, it was a very quiet night. They certainly didn’t might me setting up my camera for a photo before the landlady told us about the local ghost.

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

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Lake Wanaka At Dusk

In The Evening I Went.

There are so many places, spots and locations to visit to enjoy the landscapes around Wanaka. Of course there are the usual spots of Roys Peak and ‘That Wanaka Tree’ however there are so many other spots and scenes around the area it’s sometimes hard to know where to start when choosing a location to shoot from. The thing I like about this photo is that there was a good twelve to fifteen people around me and every single person was focused on photographing ‘That Wanaka Tree’ while no-one noticed how wonderful the lake or the surrounding hills had been light in colours and silhouettes.

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin. Continue reading Lake Wanaka At Dusk

Rakiura National Park

And All Is Silent

Here’s another sculpture, this one’s by artist Russell Beck and was made in 2002. It marks the entrance to Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island. This chain link sculpture symbolises the mythological link between the waka (canoe) of Maui and the anchor stone. According to the legend, Maui fished up Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) and anchored it with Rakiura (Stewart Island). I also believe they’ve made a matching chain link sculpture on the mainland at Bluff.

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin. Continue reading Rakiura National Park

Truly Unique Wellington

Solace of the Wind

I love this sculpture by artist Max Patte. I visit it every time I go to Wellington but I always seem to catch it in the morning. I’ll have to make a return trip one day to catch it with the evening light behind it. I did a bit of research about it the first time I saw it and it turns out that it was originally loaned to the city for a year in the hopes of finding a patron but has been there ever since (that’s ten years now!).

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin. Continue reading Truly Unique Wellington

Olveston Home & Garden

Behold The Light And Whence It Flows

Olveston was built for Dunedin businessman and philanthropist David Theomin, his wife Marie and their two children Edward and Dorothy. Olveston was a family home from the time it was built in 1906 until 1966. Since then it has been maintained as an historic house museum depicting the life of a wealthy merchant family in the early part of the twentieth century. 

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

How To Enter and Win
To win this wonderful piece of art all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and you’re in the draw, it’s as simple as that! Every time you comment you’re in the draw, so you can enter as many times as you like. I’ll be posting a new image everyday while the competition runs, so you’ll be able to see a new photo to comment on everyday until Friday 8th February. It’ll be like having 300 seconds of good escapism during each work day.

Competition Details:
The competition will run from 6:30am  on Monday 21st January (NZ time) through till 4:30pm, Friday 8th February (NZ time).
The winner will need a valid email address to be contacted by.
Please note any comments that involve profanity will be deleted.

Image Details: 
Olveston, Royal Terrace, Dunedin.
Camera maker: Canon
F – Stop: f/13
Exposure time: 1/25sec
ISO speed: ISO 100
Focal length: 10mm