Thursday, November 5, 2015

Catching up with cousin Tony

Always a good giggle to be had hanging out with Tony, he's a legend. I'm super impressed to snap a pic of him looking normal, this is highly unusual!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oh that made me jump!

Geez only 4.4 that's tiny, Cantabrian's would scoff at my sensitivity!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Standing on the beach thinking

Standing on the beach thinking

Whangamata beach cropped with a dash of the oil painting filter in photoshop with masking of the people.

Title is an ode to Jane's Addiction as Danny nicely pointed out!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A few reminders of India 8 years ago

What a wonderful adventure generously sprinkled with amazing eye opening moments! Lucky me.

Double exposure exposure!

Just bought Eugene designs double exposure action set. What fun awaits creating and evolving with these new tools. Day one work in progress ...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Funny cause it's true ...

Idiots animation.
So very clever, clean, transfixing and rather amusing.  Great work by BLR

Friday, September 11, 2015

Slim Shady

Two guys on one guitar do a cover of Eminem's The Real Slim Shady
Wow what a great beatbox with an awesome interpretation of the lyrics and all while they seamlessly share a guitar. Such talent and inspiration!  
I couldn't help but move to the beat & have a big smile on my dial. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ligar Bay panorama

Flying headless gull at Ligar Bay
Poor old seagull lost his head flying into the in-camera panorama

Friday, August 28, 2015

White Noise by Seraphine Pick

Cruised down to the Dowse Art Museum for Seraphine Pick's beautifully curated exhibition.  I found the artworks stirred emotions, they are beautiful and so cleverly put together. Below are just a few of the paintings on display although the photos don't do them justice!

Everything old is new again - oil on linen

Torn up Phrases - oil on linen

White Noise - oil on linen

Pocket full of rainbows

Easy living I & II

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Latest artwork on Society 6


Oriental Parade artwork

I've just added this little gem on Society 6. 
Oil painted Oriental Parade, Wellington.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mist in the morning valley

Cloudy waves

Time lapse at the airport

So I was playing with the movie settings and accidentally turned this one black and white which is a bit of a pity as I rather liked the changing blue sky.  Anyway, here's a 29 second time lapse over approximately one hour from the 8th floor of a Sydney airport hotel.  I'm now even more amazed at the logistics it takes to have this mini city running so efficiently.  
Sydney airport time lapse

Friday, July 10, 2015

Pattern translation

The pretty patterned steps of Wat Arun played tricks with my eyes in the thumbnail so had to be exposed.

Photofriday collection

This little image nut has been posting photos to Photofriday for years.  Realising it would be nice to see them in together imajanes Photofriday blog was curated.  Bringing together photos of a different theme each week makes for an eclectic collection.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The late starter ...

Took a while but finally got started on instagram.  Uh Oh ... another way to lose hours surveying the wonders of others lives & views. Great to see so much creativity, image manipulation & aesthetically pleasing collections of light. And then there's all the wonderful connections to old and new friends, yay.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Congratulations bro you've done it again!

Great to see another of Sean's stories has been published Concentration in Landfall

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Few lines make a great boarder

An old flickr fav I thought needed some jazzing up. 
Overlayed with a photo of crazed wood.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kotare visited illustrated

We've been a bit spoiled of late having a kotare (kingfisher) visit and hang out in the trees in easy view from the deck.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Karoro story

On the last day of work in 2014 I noticed a Karoro (Blackback gull) sitting on a nest on the building across the road.  What a treat, I might get to watch chicks growing up right in front of me, a perfect mental health break!  
Below are photos taken over a 3 month period up until the little ones fledge.  It was pretty awesome to watch them attempt to fly and then finally master it.  I only see them occasionally now.

17th December 2014

7th January 2015

7th January 2015

7th January 2015

13th January 2015

21st January 2015

27th January 2015

29th January 2015

10th February 2015

10th February 2015 

Learning to fly 
10th February 2015

Flying lessons 
12th February 2015

 17th Feb 2015

12th March 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mr Motown in print (in 2nd photograph below)

Available through Black and White publishing

Mr Motown

Just over a year ago I was contacted by Susan McMullan requesting to use the photo above of Motown for her book 'What Your Cat Really Thinks'.  Of course I was happy to oblige. Here he is, for many to enjoy. 
It's two years since we lost him & there's still a big gap in my heart, RIP my beautiful boy.

Being Frank he said - it's just a flower that looks a little bit sad, what's the fuss? I think they look like they're standing proud like a person holding their chest out.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Being that my folks met while working at the railways

it's not that surprising I have a small fascination with trains.  This video captured me, sharing because I know I will never see this in New Zealand!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Negotiating the erratic wind

Titi wainui (AKA fairy or dove prion) gliding the air waves over the Cook Strait. These little guys ducked and dived in the mad wind.  I love their M plumage. Nice to have my new binoculars to view them with (thanks Frank!).  We also saw one albatross, what a treat, their wingspan is awesome!