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.

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.

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.

Dunedin Chinese Gardens

In the heart of Dunedin city are the Chinese Gardens.  I was lucky enough to pick up a great deal on a 12month pass early this year (yay for Grab One!) and so have had many visits throughout the year.  It’s a great spot for taking some time out and wandering around the peacful setting.  It’s amazing how relaxing the sound of the waterfall is!  But above all, I find it a great place for photography.  Below are a collection of photos I have just submitted for my final assignment for one of my Diploma papers.



Last night was our club Summer Slide Exhibition.  Members can enter up to 6 digital images in each of the Open and Nature sections to be judged and selected for exhibition.  This year’s Summer Slide Exhibition was judged by Barry Smith from Christchurch and he was at the club last night to deliver his critique of the accepted images in person, which was great.

I have not really got into Nature photography, so I entered 6 in the Open section and was pleased to have three acceptances and one Honours.  It was great to get feedback from Barry and others in the club after the exhibition.  My images are above, and I’ll post a link to the full exhibition once it’s available online.