New Year travels

Back from a few days around the south of South Island with a couple of photographer friends. Lots of good photo opportunities – old buildings, people, street art, landscapes, beaches…

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Sunrise on St Clair

One of the best things about belonging to the Dunedin Photographic Society is going out with others on photo walks and field trips.  On Sunday a group of us met up at the shark bell down at St Clair beach to watch the sunrise.  From my place it looked like it was going to be quite foggy, but that seemed to roll out to sea quickly and we were treated with some beautiful colours in the sky.  Well worth getting up for, and made all the better by a hot chocolate at the Esplanade to finish the morning 😉

Dash for the beach

St Clair, Dunedin

Taking a moment

St Clair, Dunedin, NZ

The Hydro

Engagement: Steve and Emma

This past week has gone by in a bit of a blur.  My two brothers were home from London for a few days before attending their friends’ weddings in the north island.  It was great to see them, and to be able to enjoy some special times together.

The most exciting bit of their visit was when Steve proposed to Emma the morning after they arrived in Dunedin.  He proposed on the beach at St Clair – a place of special significance to them both.  I feel privileged that they allowed me to return to the beach with them a couple of days later to take some photographic mementos of the occasion.

Steve and Emma – you are a very special couple and I wish you both the most love for the future xx

Five on 5 – January

It was a stunning summer day here in Dunedin today, so what better to do than head to the beach… along with everyone else!  St Clair was packed and parking was at a premium, but I managed to find a spot and hit the sand with my camera.  I’m still getting to grips with my new K5, but am loving it.  Here’s my 5 favourite photos from today’s outing.

St Clair Swim between the flags Summer gossip Surf's up Lifesavers