Rockfishing & Photography

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A week ago, Sinclair and I went on a rockfishing adventure. My focus was to get great seascape and fishing action photos. I did, however, take one reel, a few pre-tied fishing rigs and a two-part rod, and got into this phenomenal fishing action. Visit my rockfishing website to read in detail about this adventure which can easily be titled …

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Blue Morning & Oruawharo Bay

Memory Rock, a set of stairs takes you to the top.

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Last week, I walked to Oruawharo Bay at first light to capture beach scenes and to visit a friend. This bay is also known as Medland’s Beach, arguably Aotea’s favourite beach, most visited anyway, yet it is remarkable how often you feel as if you were the only person on the beach. Just like this morning, surely someone was there …

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Into The Backyard

On the old track, a big puriri tree in the late afternoon light.

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I’m about to head into the backyard and check on the extension work on the main hiking track. Cole has been here on benisland for a week and a half and his challenge is to make a new track and connect it to the existing one, sort out a couple garden beds and it seems that he set himself the …

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Johnson’s Bay & Whaler’s Lookout

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Johnson’s Bay is at the end of Cape Barrier Road, the beach is rocky, rugged, it is exposed to the southerly winds and it was particularly windy on the day I shot these photos. Two hiking tracks start from J Bay, a very short one to Whaler’s Lookout and a longer one going up into the hills. When you’re there, …

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Hiking By The Light Of The Moon

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The moon was big, the temperature was crisp, the night was still and very quiet, so I grabbed my camera, tripod and remote and went for a night hike aided by the light of the moon. I ended up with two nice shots, both long exposures of 20 to 30 sec., respectively at f2.8 and iso4000 using a focal length …

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Tryphena

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Tryphena is Great Barrier Island’s most populated settlement. This is where I live and I plan to provide you over time with various perspectives of this part of the Island. In the following, two sunrise photos taken at Pah beach, looking north. The one with the creek is a single exposure, whilst the other being a result of a blend …

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Whangapoua & Harataonga

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I made my first panorama photos recently using a free programme called hugin – panorama photo stitcher. It can be simple to use, runs stable on my Ubuntu distribution and complements the other free programmes I use for post-processing. These are Lightzone and Gimp. Thanks to an unforeseen and lucrative job, I can afford to invest into new photography gear. …

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View On Little Barrier Island

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I hiked up to the summit of Mount Hobson (Hirakimata) via the Windy Canyon track with a camera and sleeping bag. Took the same route back after spending the night at Mount Heale. With post-processing in mind, I didn’t shoot much and ended up concentrating on the views on Little Barrier Island as seen from the track and the respective …

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