Cloud Cover, Rocks Road, Nelson

Landscape photography in Nelson sometimes isn’t easy as there aren’t too many spots to visit on the spur of the moment. Perhaps I haven’t looked closely enough for alternatives but whenever I just have time to nip out at sunset I often end up on...

Centre of New Zealand

Rather than the traditional view from the top of the hill by the Centre of New Zealand monument, I trekked around the hill to find a different viewpoint. You lose a bit of the height and isolation of the actual hill, but I always prefer to put a location in context....

Founder’s Park, Nelson

This photograph was taken as part of a commission for the Nelson City Council.  I had to do a but of bush bashing in order to find a different view of the windmill at Founders Park that still showed some of the rest of the buildings. I found out the hard way that...

Archway Islands Mk II

I didn’t put the starfish there, honest. This was taken very soon after dawn one March morning and it’s a bit of a magical place for me. I’ve visited a few times now and on each occasion, whatever the weather / tide / time there is always a rich trove of photographic...

River Bank

I was struck by the incredible contrast between the vegetation and the river bed, so just waded in. Unfortunately the water was much deeper than it appeared and the river bed much softer than I expected. As a result, the composition was a bit rushed and I should have...