Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 19

We spent the morning wandering around the Lakefront and then had a fantastic breakfast. After breakfast we went from Taupo, we drove back towards Napier and finally found Waipunga Falls, an amazing sight from the car park, but no way to safely get down. We missed this and another river on our way to Napier…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 17

In the early morning light, while it was still cool and dewy we visited the Dugald MacKenzie Rose Garden, armed with our macro lenses and light rings, we took off for some still life goodness, I had not shot any real flowers in days 🙂 We left Palmerston North and drove through various farmland, mostly…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 3

Day 3 dawned bright and sunny, barely any clouds and we headed out to the Bay of Islands (approx 90min drive). Stopped at Historical Waipu Cove – It was founded in the mid-19th century by Scottish settlers from Nova Scotia, led by the charismatic preacher Norman McLeod. Facing economic hardship in Canada, the group went…

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Monday’s Musings…

Holidays are so nice, but they do have their downside…by the time we arrived on our own doorstep on Saturday, we got warmly greeted by animals and daughter (who had been looking after, all six, and was glad to hand them all back!), we had a coffee (Honestly I could not get lactose free in…

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Summer Outings – Lal Lala Falls

The East Coast of Australia has been experiencing record rainfalls this past week, some areas more so than others, but we did not miss more than our fair share in Victoria, so on the way home from a studio shoot in Ballarat we decided on a little detour to Lal Lal Falls, about 20 mins…

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Weekend Wanderings – Glass House Mountains

Technically the title is incorrect it was a Thursday and not a weekend, it was not really a long holiday as such either, 3 days is more like a long weekend, so I will stick with Weekend Wanderings. We had been visiting with my daughter for a few days in Brisbane, this was our last…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 14

Two weeks into this trip we finally got to the main reason WHY we were here in the first place, the now yearly get together for my Awake Artistry group in Australia and New Zealand. We all met in a cafe in Launceston at 9am, for a coffee and a catch-up, with new and old…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

This week’s WPC asks us to focus on the water, well actual liquid at any rate. So here are a few from our recent trip to Tasmania… We went over by water on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, spent a lot of time visiting waterfalls, lakes and rivers and spent a bit of time on…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 10

This time we were up super early, I really wanted to capture sunrise at The Gulch (basically a marina of sorts), with the jetty, rock formations and magic reflections, it was a breathtaking sunrise at Bicheno. I don’t do it as often as I like, but I love to start the day off with a…

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