An Hour To Sunrise - May 2017

Its that time of the month again, time to share with you the latest edition of our ezine, this time covering images captured in May. With winter nearing, people are heading indoors more and more, but that doesn't mean it isn't beautiful outside. So it's time to get out the thermals, the warm jackets and hats and enjoy the transformation that winter brings.

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Sarjeant Gallery - Wanganui

Sarjeant GalleryWanganui

Yesterday Kelly and I went for a walk in the late afternoon light. Our chosen subject, the buildings in the lower part of the CBD in Wanganui. Joining us was our good friends Les and Anneka. The dramatic skies, the golden light and the atmosphere of the afternoon made for a great walk.

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Virtual Scouting and The Moonrise Over Castlepoint

Moonrise Over CastlepointCastlepoint Lighthouse, Wairarapa

When I first thought about going to Castlepoint and looked at the possibilities, I looked at Google Earth and saw the moon rising over the reef. In fact the image on Google Earth that day looked pretty close to the image above. Virtual scouting is a valuable tool to have in your kit bag.

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Double Processing A RAW Image

Autumnal SunriseCentennial Drive, Palmerston North

Modern day software gives us tools to help us with all kinds of problems. From the software applications that run on our phones to the applications we use to process images, they give us the ability to things easier and faster. But easier and / or faster is not always better.

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Storm Swept

Incoming StormMount Taranaki

The winds blow in, the clouds descend, the landscape darken and the rain falls. The moodiness of the landscape is dramatic and the atmosphere feels charged with energy. Most people head indoors but some, stay out to watch the show, to feel nature and see the beauty.