Tweet If you're visiting New Zealand, make sure to check out my upcoming travel photography exhibition Boarding Pass, May 20-31 2011, at the Taupo Museum. 'Boarding Pass' is visual meandering, from Rwanda, to Scandinavia, India, New Caledonia, Mali, Laos, Kenya and other locales.
TweetA ray of light emerges from low lying clouds and shines on a versant of the Remarkables mountain range, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand. The Remarkables are one of two mountain ranges in the world with a north-south orientation.
TweetThe winner of the photography book 'Brian Brake Lens On The World' is Jane O'Callaghan, of Wellington, New Zealand. You can read more about the book here, attend the exhibition of Brian Brake's photographs at Te Papa Tongarewa – the Museum of New Zealand – view short films by Brian Brake or order a copy [...]
TweetThis selection of ten photos from around the world feature the beauty of morning light; otherwise known as the golden hour, raking light, sunrise, early morning and other terms that mean you must get up early to get the shot. All photos are available as wide format prints. Simply click on each image to be [...]
Tweet New Zealand's Mount Taranaki rises from a layer of clouds. Also named Mt Egmont and considered one of the world's most symmetric volcanoes, Mt Taranaki is reminiscent of Japan's Mt Fuji. Both volcanoes hold great spiritual significance. For Māori, the stratovolcano is the abode of Te Maunga o Taranaki, the mountain god. To order [...]
TweetWellington residents are regular spectators to a display of power by the elements. The New Zealand capital is known for its capricious weather and, in particular, its very strong winds. With a number coastal walkways meandering along the city's many bays and Cook Strait, the ocean has always been at the heart of Wellington's charm. [...]
TweetThis elevated view of Oriental Bay in Wellington, New Zealand was taken on November 5, 2009. Guy Fawkes day. While the pyrotechnic show hadn't started yet when I took this photo, you can see a few small fireworks in the left side of frame. A unusually large number of boats congregate in the bay to [...]
Tweet Can Canon lay the ghosts of the 1D Mark III to rest? The EOS-1D Mark IV is the latest incarnation of Canon’s EOS-1 series of digital SLRs, used by legions of professional photographers worldwide. This new camera incorporates HD video-recording and an incredible 50 to 102400 ISO range. But it’s the Mark IV’s fully redesigned auto [...]
TweetA bellbird (Anthornis melanura) sits on top of a broken tree, in the Rimutaka forest near Upper Hutt, New Zealand. This bellbird is endemic to New Zealand and belongs to the honeyeaters family. Its song resembles that of the tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), another endemic bird of New Zealand. To order a print of this picture, [...]
TweetA pied stilt (Himantopus himantopus) dunks its head into the water, at the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve near Wellington, New Zealand. The conservation area is home to a variety of birds such as royal spoonbills, bar-tailed godwits, New Zealand shovelers, paradise shelducks, pukekos, black shags and white-faced herons. To order a print of this photo, simply [...]
TweetA swell caused by southerly winds washes over the jagged rocks at Moa Point, Wellington, New Zealand. To order a print of this photo, click on the image, or visit The Ocean gallery.
TweetThe heavy loss of life and a devastated tourism industry are the immediate consequences of the massive earthquake and tsunami which hit the Pacific island nation of Samoa on September 30, 2009. Samoa's recovery will be long and costly. To help, I am donating 100% of photographic prints sales proceeds of a selection of Samoa images, [...]
TweetIn the first of the three photos below, a tui bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) on a kowhai tree branch. White throat tufts and a distinctive white feathers collar make the territorial tui one of New Zealand’s most recognizable endemic birds. Wide format Fine Art prints of the pictures below are available. Simply click on any image [...]
TweetOn August 23 and 24, I was invited by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) to present my photographic and digital visual effects work, at the ‘INFOCUS 2009′ conference in Wellington. I presented an overview of digital visual effects and illustrated their use with several video clips from films I worked on. A particular emphasis was [...]
TweetAn overdue update. The last few days have been quintessential travel photography. Checking gear, packing gear, shooting, driving, two train rides and a series of long flights to the South Pacific. Following my last post, I spent a few days exploring Värmland, a swedish province known for its many lakes. Most of them are vast snow-covered, frozen [...]