How wondrous bright thy market hum!

Dunedin Farmers Market – Dunedin, NZ.

The Christmas treats are starting to get ticked off shopping lists if the purchases at the Dunedin Farmers Market are any indication. There’s also going to be some extremely delicious food being cooked up between now and Christmas as visitors to the market seemed to be loving the chance to purchase products that have been  grown, caught, brewed, pickled, smoked, roasted or made within the Otago region.

I’m told that it’s some of the best produce in New Zealand and that the Otago Farmers saturday market is one of the busiest  farmers markets in Australasia. I’ll leave that for others to decided, however the varieties of fruit, vegetables,  breads, baking, meat and coffee is fairly impressive.

One things for sure, it’s not long before you get hungry once you’re there!



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To be abandoned yet loved.

Abandoned farmhouse at Hooper’s Inlet  House – Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Sadly this house is no more. It stood for a long time in a farm paddock by Hopper’s Inlet on the Otago Peninsula, right beside a Department Of Conservation walking track. That meant access to the house was pretty easy. In some ways it became an icon of the area because it was certainly well photographed (and loved) until a winter storm last year finally brought her to the ground.


Vision, illusions and day dreams

Waitati – Dunedin, New Zealand

One afternoon I had this fleeting vision while going past Waitati and Blueskin Bay. It was one of those early spring days which have both a taste of winter and summer rolled into one. A storm front had just passed through the bay and while the sun was starting to peek through the clouds behind me. It didn’t last long however it lasted just long enough to take it in.


Sometimes can you feel the pressure will unwind.

McGouns Track – Dunedin, New Zealand

The bush has a very still, silent feel to it and if you manage to find a stream then a timeless sensation starts to take over. I visited a few streams around McGouns Track in North Dunedin last week on an overcast afternoon.  It had been sometime since I’d explored the bush yet once I was there, it seemed like only yesterday.


Feel the gravity of one’s soul.

Lawyers Head – Dunedin, New Zealand

I took this last week. It had been one of those lovely, warm spring days that makes you think of summer. I based myself on a set of rocks near an area called Lawyers Head. It’s a great spot to capture rocks and waves at dusk, however it’s also near a seagull nesting colony and they get very protective from time to time. It’s not easy to keep one eye on the swooping seagulls, another on the incoming tide and yet another on the camera and filters.