Good morning

Good morning by mjm_nz
Good morning, a photo by mjm_nz on Flickr.

Was up early taking photos of some of the back alleys around town for my photography course portfolio, but couldn’t resist a couple of shots of the sunrise as well 🙂

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Nikon D-Photo Amateur Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

There has been a notable lack of posts here for a few months as I am currently travelling in the UK.  Of course I have my camera and laptop with me and planned to post lots of photos along the way 🙂 As if!  I have been too busy seeing the sights rather than sitting in front of the computer.  Anyway, I will be home soon (the time has flown!) and I will have lots of photos to share from my travels.

In the mean time I thought I would share some success… I have been selected as the Nikon D-Photo Amateur Travel Photographer of the Year 2013.  My image below from Toko Mouth, south of Dunedin, NZ, was awarded first place.  There were some amazing photos entered in all the categories, including travel, and so it’s a great honour to have won.  You can find more details about the winners on the D-Photo website.

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Aurora australis

I was up late on Saturday night and saw a few posts on Facebook about people out photographing the Aurora.  It was pretty cloudy, but I decided to jump in the car and go and have a look for myself.  It was pretty hard to see with the naked eye, but through the lens it looked pretty cool.  This was the first time I’d gone out to photograph an Aurora and I think I need a bit more practice, but I’m definitely hooked – it’s such a wonderful phenomenon to experience.

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The sun goes down

I went for a short drive as the sun was going down tonight and spotted the wonderful light on this tree on the side of the road.  The road doesn’t have too many spots to stop, and the vistas from those spots are very well photographed; this cabbage tree in particular has featured in many photos I’m sure. Anyway, now I have a photo of it in my collection too.

Dunedin Harbour From Above