Five on 5 – March

I’m posting this a day late, because I was a bit too tired last night to post this month’s Five on 5 pics.  I had a great night up on Mt Cargill with some people from the Dunedin Photographic Society watching the sun set and the city lights sparkle.  There was mention of a possible comet sighting, but the cloud cover put paid to any chance of that.  However, the night was so mild it was wonderful to stand on top of the mount and watch the city going about its business below.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

I’ve been a bit busy and missed last week’s challenge, but thought this triptych fits quite well with this week’s theme.  I entered this in our club Slide of the Month competition this week and came third.  Suggestion from the judge was that the person blends into the whites of the graffiti a bit, which I agree with.  I might have to try this one again some time.Forward

This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward.  Follow the link to find more images inspired by the theme Forward.

Five on 5 – February

We have been blessed with such beautiful sunny weather lately, but the last couple of days have brought some much needed rain – especially for the garden.  This is the first year I’ve had a vege garden and it’s been so much fun watching the plants grow over summer.  We are enjoying the rewards now, harvesting lots of yummy things to eat.  Anyway, I thought I would use this month’s Five on 5 to take a closer look at what’s going on in the garden.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

I recently came across The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge while reading Jess’s blog “Illuminating the Invisible“.  Each week The Daily Post provide a theme and the challenge is to post a photo based on that theme.  I think this sounds like a lot of fun, so I’m going to join the challenge 🙂  This week’s theme is Unique.

Unique: Today I went on a photowalk with a few members of our local photographic society (DPS).  It was a lot of fun and even though you often end up all stopping to photograph the same scene, everyone has a unique point of view.  This is mine.


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

Exhibition – 43rd Dunedin Festival of Photography

I had five photos accepted and they are currently on exhibition in the 43rd Dunedin Festival of Photography at the Dunedin Railway station.  I went along yesterday to have a look and there are some great photos on display.  My favourite would have to be the Open Champion print by Glenn Symon – Archways.  I’ve posted my accepted images below and here’s the link to the ODT gallery of the honours images.

If you’re in Dunedin and looking for something to do, the festival exhibition is on in the Otago Art Society’s rooms, on the first floor of the Dunedin Railway Station until January 20th. Hours are 10am to 4pm daily.

Summer Travels

This Christmas/New Year I’ve been able to get away for a few short road trips around the Otago area which has been great.  As usual I’ve had my eye out for nice landscape photo opportunities, but I’ve also been admiring the lovely old buildings that we have in the area.  It seems that buildings and houses are often being knocked down to make way for new buildings or facilities, so it’s really nice when you come across these old buildings.