Some shots from last week when I had a couple of sick children during school holidays and a kowhai tree outside my window.

Tui 1

Tui 2

Tui 3

Nikon D90, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 Lens

Small Studio

Sometimes you just don’t have that much space to work with 🙂

I ended up shooting from across the hall…

Small Studio

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens

Fire Dragons

No Photoshop involved. Straight form the camera

Dragon-2 Dragon-1


Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, 3200 ISO. (No Photoshop)


Gold Mine Exploration

Bannockburn Slucing tunnel exploration…










Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, 10W Torch, Tripod.






Nikon D90, Sigma 12-25mm Lens, Tripod, 10W Torch


The One That Got Away…

Shot of a Kereru (New Zealand native wood pigeon) just taking off… Just missed the end of his beak… Gutted

Such is life



Nikon D90, Nikon 80- 200 f2.8 Lens.



This was an image I made for a friends birthday invite but I ended up framing it for her as well.

Its every pair of glasses she has ever worn 🙂

All glasses were shot on a product light table individually and then put together in Photoshop.


Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


The Rose… Part 2… Digital

This is the second part of the rose that I found on the beach last week.

This time I was playing with light fall-off with a saftbox directly above and very close to the rose.


Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 100.



I went camping the other week and we camped at the base of this tree, possibly because I wanted to shoot star trails through it, unfortunately it clouded over and there were no stars to be seen.

There also seemed to be a bumble bee nest quite close by…


Nikon D90,Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 50


Parkour Part 3: The B sides

The last lot of images from the weekend of Urbex/Parkour.

The only problem with going out with a group is that you cant be everywhere at once.

Still need to practice a bit more 🙂


Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, 3 x Pocket Wizards, Nikon SB-80 and SB-28 Speedlights.

Parkour Part 2

First edit of Parkour Images from Sunday

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens


Parkour Sneak Peek

The only shot I have processed so far from yesterdays Urbex/Parkour crossover 🙂

More to come 🙂

JumpNikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, Pocket Wizard Plus III Radio Slaves, Nikon SB-80 and SB-24 Speedlights.


Bolts And Glass

From latest urbex adventure with Fergus

Glass and BoltsNikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 400

Procrastination And A Year And A Half Of Self Portraits

Yes I am supposed to be doing something else…

I was looking back through some images and couldn’t resist putting up this series.

I should probably go back to what I am supposed to be doing 🙂




One of the few times I actually got into a darkroom to print


The workman inside


Half and Half


Window outline in sports finder mode


Blurry toilet self


Big balls


Abstract shadow self


Little ball


Marble wall reflection


And sometimes you just kinda miss…


I was told I look angry in this one but I think I was just concentrating on getting someone walking by


Shop display crouch


Shadow mirror goodness


The stalker?


Movember Series: Charlie Chaplin


BJ Honeycut


Chopper Reid


Hey I have a needle stuck through my lip… Photo Op!


I think this is probably one of my favourite ones: Explorer

Cameras: Rolleiflex, Nikon F5, Nikon D70s and D90

Back To School

With the end being neigh for the old school it was time to go back before it was knocked down to make way for a retirement village.





















Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.



A couple of macro shots using extension tubes and a 50mm lens…


Butterfly-2Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, Nikon PK-12 and PK-13 Extension Tubes.

Performance Arcade Set-up Images And Time-Lapse

This was a while ago now but with moving house and quite a few technical issues with the time-lapse processing have meant that it was only completed today something like four weeks after it happened. The Performance Arcade is part of the Wellington Fringe Festival and involves art installations in and around a whole bunch on large shipping containers.

I had been contacted by Jo, one of the organisers due to an older post( HERE ) I put up and asked if I wanted to come and take some shots around this years event. I had been interested in trying out some more time-lapse photography over a longer period of time so asked when the containers were due to be dropped off.

It turned out that it was scheduled to happen on a Monday and the window of delivery was 7am until 7pm so this worked out perfectly for a long time-lapse.

The day turned out to be really windy and cloudy and due to safety I spend most of the day standing up road cones that had blown over and then as the wind got stronger in the afternoon standing beside my camera to make sure it wouldn’t blow over as well.

I did manage to get a few shot with Rollei as well though when the wind wasn’t too gusty.

The really sucky thing was that I was moving house from Wednesday and didn’t get to go back as planned and shoot a whole heap more time-lapses of people setting up individual containers or members of the public interacting with the installations .

I guess there is always next year… The video is at the bottom of the page



Did I mention it was not only windy but cold too…


Cone re-adjustment…


It was warmer and more sheltered inside the containers…



Marty the truck driver could seriously put a container anywhere…


And  mean anywhere…


About an hour after I started shooting it started to lightly rain and the only plastic bag I could find was from someone’s lunch. On the first attempt to put it over the camera a gust of wind blew it away which resulted in a chase followed by me falling over just missing it and then three people chasing it round the containers 🙂 fun times. I got away with only minor injuries…

Still Images: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner

Video: Nikon D90, Sigma 12- 24mm Lens.


More Light Painting Experimentation

A bit more experimentation with light painting…

Light Painting 1

Light Painting 2

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.


Fletchers Bay Holiday

This is where I went camping for a couple of weeks over Christmas 🙂

Fletchers BayNikon D90, Sigma 12.24mm Lens


Back From Holiday And A Test Shot

Happy New Year!

I’ve pretty much only just got back from a months holiday (which was AWESOME!) so hopefully you should see some posts turning up again.

While I was away I took a stupid amount of film and now I have a stupid amount of developing to do….. So it might be digi shots for a bit til I get sorted

The shot below is a test shot I did using my D90 with the intention to go back and shoot a super long exposure on film. Unfortunately I didn’t get back to take the one on film 😦

Tree and StarsNikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200

Korokoro Stream Half Marathon

Last Sunday I was taking one of my daughters to her first Gymkhana over the back of Normandale. I had a few cameras in the car for the horse riding 🙂 While they were away rounding up the horses I waited by the car (I was told in no uncertain terms by my 6 year old that I had to wait by the car) runners started coming past. With time to kill I started shooting them as they came past (yep I have a weird idea of fun).

Anyway if you were in this race here goes a bunch if photos, Im sorry to say I didn’t get everyone…

Click on thumbnail to make bigger.

Feel free to grab them 🙂


Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8 Lens.

Balls Of Light At Kau Point

Revisted Kau Point again yesterday afternoon and since we had been there last it looks like someone had a bit of a party there, complete with generator, smoke machine and they even put in a toilet and shower. It didn’t feel half as spooky as it did the first time we were there.

I hadn’t tried balls of light for a while so decided this was the place to have anther go… Still need to work on my technique a bit to get the balls perfectly spherical but was happy with a least one of them 🙂

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 400.

Palmers Head

Went on a bit of an adventure last night with Fergus and Alex trying to get some more time lapse and long exposures. We started off going to Palmers Head above the Wellington Airport where I set up a time lapse on the roof of the main bunker and then went and did some light painting inside while it was ticking over (still have to process it into video). A few minutes after we arrived a couple on a date turned up with a romantic dinner complete with candles and a chilly bin filled with food. I think having three photographers along probably didn’t help the mood much so we left after about an hour. Fergus did get to share some of there alcohol though 🙂

I’m now have something like three rolls of film to develop from Rollei but I’m now just waiting to get my developing stuff back so I can finally develop them…

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8.

Beacon Pano

The shipping beacon a Point Halswell in Wellington. Slightly over 360 degree view.

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, Nodal Ninja,Photomerge on Photoshop.