Out & About: Beijing China

Late last year I went on a whirlwind tour through China, some 5000 photos later, 10-15km of walking a day and over 24,000km in the air I made it back home in time for the mad rush of school holidays and Christmas.  I have finally had a chance to sit down and sort some of the photos.  Now I get to take you there through my captures.  Hope you enjoy.   – First stop Beijing. Continue reading

Out & About – New Zealand Birds

In this post rather than sharing images just from one photo shoot I have collected photos of New Zealand Birds that I have taken, mostly in the last year.  We have an incredible variety of birdlife in New Zealand, with many unique to our shores and a number of the ones featured here are also on the endangered list.

Out & About: Western Springs Birdlife

In the last several years living in Auckland I have never gone to Western Springs Park.  During the kids school holidays I took the kids there to explore and was surprised at the abundance of bird life that was there.  Here are just a few of the local residents that I captured while wandering with the kids.  I plan to get back there more often and try and capture some of the more elusive birds when I have a chance.

Out & About: Northland

During the last holidays we went on a family holiday near my family in Northland at Te Ngaere Bay.  I packed my camera and snuck early a few mornings and dragged the kids out for a drive some afternoons to give me a chance to do something I enjoy.  As always I when I am around home I was not disappointed.

Out & About: Bay of Islands

Growing up in the Bay of Islands I was very spoilt it is sometimes easy to forget how stunning it is… Here is a compilation of some of my favourite images I have taken over the years. I hope to find some time during my family visits to pop out and capture some more of the stunning places it has to offer.

Out & About – Butterfly Creek

After finding the Butterfly House at West Lynn Gardens and enjoying taking photos there I decided to head over to the Butterfly Creek Butterfly House for a chance for a more diverse selection of butterflies.  Shooting there was a lot more challenging than the first one as the butterflies were more active and the butterfly house was hot and humid to allow for the tropical butterflies to survive.  Here are a few of my favourite shots. Continue reading

Out & About – Zoo

This year again my daughter wanted to go to the zoo for her birthday.  At about the same time I bought myself a little telephoto lens that I wanted to try out, so the zoo seemed like a good testing ground.  I was nervous about going with just one lens so added a wide angle one to my bag which ended up being a deadweight for my day.  I am looking forward to heading out to the Zoo again soon to enjoy the diversity of the animals and catch a few more shots.