Morning jam


testing out my new steel/pan drum… perplexed seagull is perplexed


Wreck 4 dawn shoot


This was about 6.30am this morning, shooting shipwreck #4 – at least it was far easier to access than wreck #3 which was a 20min drive & 3km hike – hard work getting to it before dawn, but I did!

Sorry this is only an iphone shot – if you want to see the shot from my 5D I’m afraid you are going to have to be very patient, I am in the slow process of creating a book and won’t share final images until its ready… ETA? six months, maybe… not sure.. current plan = self publish, physical & ebook (I am very keen for any advice or experience if you’ve done this before – comments welcome or email me

Shooting one more location on this trip, but have at least four more trips planned to pretty much every corner of this country…

Every location has provided unique challenges – this one required buying a pair of gumboots so I could wade out in the mud & shoot close ups… And I have to say: nothing makes me more careful than swapping lenses while knee deep in salt water!!

At this location I shot maybe 70 photos between 6.30am and 9.30am, as well as some video and some short timelapses… It was a pleasure to be awake & present in such a place…

Black Shag at Marahau


I thought it was a shag, confirmed by NZ Birds here
Photo taken with Canon 5DmkIII and EF100-400L lens



Nervous black shag prepares for take off…


Classroom for today


classroom for today, shot with 40D infra red + 10-22 EFs lens in Motueka