NZ rocks


Sometimes the tide just does not line up with your plans!

I have had to abandon a couple of shoots I had planned, simply due to low tide/s never coinciding with favourable light/time of day/access… This being one – I have shot these rocks before and at very low tide could walk right up to them… ditto for revisiting Quail Island… not this time… c’est la vie!



drone = giant tripod


so great to be able to fly a camera out to such a location
and then leave it for a while, shooting video…
watching the swell…




Careful how far off the beaten track you wander…

Five metres from where I am standing in this photo is a deadly fall into the ocean…

I shot some video (which I will upload when i have net access faster than ‘glacial’) which starts with camera pointing straight down, from taking off beside my car… and then off the cliff, rotates and shows just how high & how treacherous that cliff is… and also how far underneath the track the sea has eroded!?!

Made me nervous driving back out of there….

carefully does it!

nature is unforgiving!



Punakaiki bach

This is the Airbnb I am staying at, about 3km north of Punakaiki blowholes…
its like there is a constant white noise generator running outside 24/7!


The owners have two houses on the property, which is about 50 acres in total…
Magic location (& yes, they were happy for me to fly on their land)




Arena from Páraic Mc Gloughlin on Vimeo.

Film by Páraic McGloughlin
A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground – Arena.

Created using Google Earth imagery.

Pearse McGloughlin and I collaborated on the audio resulting in something between music and a soundtrack.
Audio mastered by TJ LippleHear