Castlepoint then and again..

Castlepoint then and again..

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This place can be a enigma. Its a bit of a crountry drive out to the coast from Masterton town but the country side is what you would call typical New Zealand country starting from rolling hills at the outskirts of Masterton to steeper hill country and narrower roads which you share with the trucks and cars servicing the farms and forests to the visitor traffic heading to Riversdale and Castlepoint beaches.

Being a photog the weather plays a big part in planning and time can be spent going over the apps we have nowadays predicting these things but really at the end of the day its a case of if you dont try and just go you dont get anything. Therefore you must be prepared for the enivitable dissapointments.

Case in point would be heading to Castlepoint to try and capture the Rocket Lab launch. On the Thursday on this occaision it was delayed at the last minute because of high wids at just after dark. The thought was if the launch went as planned just on sunset it would have made a awesome shot with hopefully some sunset colours going on. Nope…

The next Saturday they tried again and it went off okay with some high cloud but man did that thing race into the sky. Talk about getting the settings all wrong. Big fat nada again.

So not wanting to let any chance go by have collated the other shots from those visits into this blog post to just prove that its never a waste of time anyway if you dont always get what you thought or planned.

Catching a rocket launch is a ongoing projet as it looks like Rocket Lab is winding up its launch schedule. Watch this space…

1477 Classic Castlepoint Lighthouse
0416 Castlepoint lighthouse
0669 Castlepoint lighthouse evening
0651 Castle Rock at Castlepoint
1447 Castle Point long exposure sunset
1453 Castlepoint at sunset
0649 Castlepoint sunset
1468 Castlepoint fun star trails

That last image i had some fun with. Dont know if it would print well but its nice to do something not serious.

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Favourites so far from the Coromandel…

Favourites so far from the Coromandel…

The Coromandel has some of the most spectacular spots in the whole of New Zealand. From white sand beaches and coves  to entrancing waterfalls there is a feast of scenery to take your fancy.

Below is a slide show of some of my favourites. If you fancy a copy of one of them for your place take note of the file name at the bottom left and drop me a line about the next step. Easy as…

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3492 Orokawa Bay selfie
1894 Onemana
4731cathederal cove fire hole
1863 Tokakahakaha Island
3347 Orokawa Bay flax
1816 Spanner Rock
0159 Te Hoho rock. Cathedral Cove
7576 onemana tramp beach
7449 onemana tramp cliffs
4749 Cathederal Cove rainbow
9270 tokakahakaha island
1573 waterfall homunga bay
3313 Homunga Bay Pano
1213 Burke Street wharf, Thames

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Favourites from the Bay of Plenty…

Favourites from the Bay of Plenty…

This is a collection of imagery created over a few years which are my favourites for many varied reasons. There is no real theme running thru but that they all are from the greater bay area and cover a wide gammut of subjects…all have their own story. Most are available for inhouse A2 or A3  prints on fine art papers  or for commercial licensing. Please do enquire by quoting the image title and number found at the bottom left of the highlighted image or by holding your cursor over the image.

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1370 Bridge marina sunset waters
0842 Sulphur Point sunset
5183 port of tauranga tugs misty
2992 Mount beach sunset at Leisure Island
9480 Kaiate Falls
5777 Mount red sunset
9536 Pilot Bay sunset
8723 Papamoa beach sand dunes
7979 Mclarens Falls on a misty autumn day
4318 sunset Papamoa family
3135 Pohutakawa flowers at Mount summit
3103 Mclarens falls park
0900 White tui
7030 Historic stairway at Mount Maunganui
3061 Sunset from the top of Mount Maunganui
0225 Sunset at Mount Maunganui
8733 boats in rainstorm
7330 lifeboat competition
8815 Mount Tauranga panorama
3392 fireworks at Tauranga
5277bridge marina sunset
8859 kauri point wharf

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Bunch of boxes…

Bunch of boxes…

For a small pictoral essay followed the Sally Maersk as it was leaving the Port of Tauranga on its way to Asia on the weekly freight run thru Tauranga of these super container ships. It really dwarfs every thing else around it.

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The treasures of Taranaki North…

The treasures of Taranaki North…

The coastline of Taranaki and the mountain itself are some of New Zealands most spectacular natural features. Its easy to see the mountain when he stands over the country side but there are some other hidden treasures as well.

Have made a gallery to promote and show case some of therse. To view a image large just click on it. All these images are available as a canvas print or a fine art reproduction for you to frame. Just contact me with the form at the bottom with a description of the image you would like and will be right back to you…

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