Dusk on St Kilda Beach

And now the next time returns again.

This is a sunset from last month I shot at dusk on St Kilda Beach. I always shoot with an end image in mind and that’s just what I did with this image. I had to do some image correction as the original had gone a little bit fisheye-ish on the sides but after a quick setting change in Lightroom it was all fixed.

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Don’t forget to listen.

I can’t believe it’s been a week since my last blog post. I try and post every day but the last week has been so full on I just didn’t manage it. However, now I’m determined not to miss another day!

It was a Dunnerstunner in Dunedin today and I couldn’t resist a trip to Warrington Beach about 5pm to end the day. There were a few people scattered up and down the beach who obviously had the same idea. While I was there I was playing around at shooting with some angled sunlight washing in from the corner as the waves broke.

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A chilled Sunday

Kicking back on Sunday

A couple of glorious day’s of weather made the beach the best spot to be over the weekend. The surf really kicked into life on Sunday with many spots drawing the locals, while families made the most of the sunshine at the St Kilda and St Clair Surf Life Saving clubs. The outlook for the week looks pretty decent as well with temperatures set to hit the mid twenties (we’ll take that here in Dunedin) by the middle of the week. It looks like summer still has a few days left in it yet.

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Taking it easy at Smails – Buy

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Into The Mystic Show

In This Room The Light Flickers After A While.

I try and seperate what I’m posting on different social media streams so people don’t end up seeing the same thing too many times. Over on instagram I post from my Peak Directions gallery which is based on my shots from the beach and ocean. Here’s a selection of recent posts to show you what you’ve been missing if you haven’t found me yet. If you want to find me on instagram: @johncaswellnz

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Afternoon Waves at Blackhead.

I almost had Blackhead beach to myself yesterday afternoon. I took a trip out there just after the high tide had hit and since it was fairly calm, it was ideal for getting deep below the breakers with my camera. Luckily enough, one local (Steve) was out enjoying the small yet fun waves as he carved around the breakers on foils giving me a different point of focus. I even got an explanation of how the foils work which was just as interesting.

Steve on the foils – Buy

Small yet fun – Buy

Rolling thunder – Buy

Passing by – Buy

Looking skyward – Buy


I view Caswell Images as a place of curiosity, inquisitiveness and thought. It’s a place that illustrates images from life around the Esplanade (and beyond) at St Clair in Dunedin. Rather than chasing the perfect shot, I depict life from around the Esplanade in all hours of the day, on a daily basis.

Part Of Every Day

Into The Great Expanse

I been thinking for a while about shooting in the water instead of only from the beach. So, yesterday I ventured down to Smails Beach, armed with some new toys, and headed into the water to shoot this short video. It’s certainly a different view than being on the beach.

And This Be Part Of Every Day

This old cottage is in a complete state of disrepair. In actual fact it’s beyond repair. It’s boarded up, walls have fallen in, floors have collapsed and the roof is long gone. That’s what makes it such an interesting place to explore.

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