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.

Kicking back on Sunday – Buy

Taking it easy at Smails – Buy

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Princess Street Night Shine

As I Walked The Street So Empty

City streets seem so empty when it’s dark and there’s no-one around. I guess that’s what makes them interesting. Street lights like these are great just after it’s rained because the all the surfaces have a shine to them and the light reflect really well. When the streets are empty at night you get all sorts of options for where to shoot from without having to worry to much about being in the way. Then, if you can get something large like a bus streaking through the image the effect is awesome.

As I walked the street so empty – Buy

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Municipal Chambers Clock Tower

Above The Town Noises Do Sing

I think I need to look up more, or at least change the perspective in my shots more than I do. Personally, I think it’s really healthy to look back through my work to see what I notice. I recently did this and decided that I use to use a far greater range of angles than I have recently. I might have to take a few more minutes when setting my shots up to if I can find a more interesting or unique POV (point of view). This is the clock tower in Octagon here in Dunedin, I’m not sure when the clock was first put in place but I’d imagine it was pre 1890’s.

Above the town noises do sing – Buy

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The Meridian Mall

When The Colour Will Reflect

To get this angle of the glass dome in the Meridian Mall in Dunedin I had to shoot while on the escalator. It took several attempts to get one I was happy with and by the third time I had been up and down the escalators the security guards were starting to show some interest in what I was doing. It was at that point that I decided it was best to leave. The thing I love about this angle is the way all the different shapes interplay with the circular domes however to be under the dead centre you need to be in a certain spot on the escalator.

When the colour will reflect – Buy

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Heyward Point Track

To Where It Grew

This is a wonderful point for a walk that provides great views from the cliff top track and it also looks back down the Harbour to the city. There’s a wonderful section of the track that descends through regenerating bush right down to the town of Aramoana. The clifftop walk also provides a terrific aerial view of part of the surfing point on the beach.

To where it grew in – Buy

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Vogel Street

Then To The Second I Step

Everytime I head into Vogel Street Kitchen there seems to be people in it. I kinda wonder if it’s ever empty but then again, that’s a really good sign for a restaurant. It’s also located in an area that’s becoming very cool here in Dunedin, the Warehouse Precinct. I always notice that they’ve got a great wood-fired pizza oven that I haven’t tried yet but it’s definitely on the list of things to do.

Then to the second I step – Buy

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Palmerston Fields Of Yellow

With Silent Delight

These fields of rapeseed often become a local attraction wen the plants flower and huge fields turn into a sea of yellow. When you see it on a nice summer day with green surrounds it really does become a wonder of colour.
This composition took longer to find than I thought it would. The tricky balance was getting the right amount of yellow and green at the front, while not leaving the rest of the image to tight. The clouds also brought another dimension to the image.

With Silent Delight – Buy


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