Whataroa Falls…

Whataroa Falls…

The Whataroa Falls are a easy hour tramp in from the roadside car park up Mountain Road on from Oropi Road south of Tauranga.

Its a really nice bush wander in and on part of the track at the start there are little signs describing the tree species that are to be seen as you make tracks.

There are also plenty of Kiwi about mainly because the locals have a intense pest eradication programme going on. If you leave at dusk you will hear them start up their social chat.

Its just great that we can have these little native gems with-in easy reach of a major city centre. We just have to make sure they stay protected…

Mount panoramic…

Mount panoramic…

This is five images blended into this panoramic which ended as a rather large file. It was so detailed i could zoom in and read some ships names so would print as a high resolution image.

Hopefully when you click on the image to open in a lightbox its resolution will show thru. A bit hard to do on a screen especially a small one. But then again you can expand with a small screen and really have a good look around. Beware this is a large file size and may take a few seconds to load up…

Off the deck…

Off the deck…

Sunrise shots off the deck.

Living north of Tauranga up in the hills so to speak we do get some fantastic sunrises that deserve imaging.

So have decided to gather up all the images into this page and add to it as the collection grows.

It can also  of interest to see the point at where the sun rises move from season to season. During the shortest days in winter it rises using this perspective on the left hand side of the Mount which will use as a bench-mark.Running towards summer this will migrate to the right.

Hope you enjoy viewing  these images as much as i have making them.

Beats waiting in Tauranga traffic trying to get to a decent spot to shot the sunrise…a rather hit and miss affair on a work day.

If you are interested in any of these images for your wall give me a shout…

Winters first day…

Winters first day…

The first day of winter started with this glorious display as the sun arose beside the great Mount Maunganui.

It can be frustrating watching the photogs living on the coast just wandering out to get dawn shots [ just a little dig ]. We all still have to get up early tho and be committed so really doesn’t matter where u are the opportunity is still there.

We wait to see how this season pans out…should be awesome as usual.

The colours of late Autumn…

The colours of late Autumn…

McLarens Falls on the Kaimai Ranges above Tauranga town are a visual feast at Autumn [ Fall ] time.

Couple that with a good drenching the nite before these images were taken produces ample water to flood the near lake side ground and get the falls themselves racing.

This is a great amenity for the Bay of Plenty area and with the booming population going on there is a constant trickle of people running thru just doing their thing or wanting some peace and quiet.

As usual any of these images are available without the watermark…lets chat.

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To see these images large just click on them.

Thanks

 

Personal project…

Personal project…

Something that i have been involved in for some 35 odd years is motor racing in one form or another. Mostly prefer nowadays is to be behind the camera recording the old cars and personalities such as this class called  historic sports sedans.

Back then we could almost stand trackside with out the health and safety rules as we watched these machines that were for the most part created in mechanics sheds with any spare cash available so that they could just have a ball racing with these radical machines.

One such racer from old is Graeme here with his imaculate Marina sports sedan that he raced all those years ago, sold and then after 15 odd years tracked it down again, rebuilt and is now getting it back to the track.

Even in its day it was a radical departure from the normal  because the  fact that the motor is mid-mounted. And still draws admiring looks and the usual questions today at race events.

This is a snap shot of one of the first meetings of this car getting back to the race track at Taupo raceway.

 

4556tga airshow harvards web by M Handley.

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