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Lenticular Cloud Over Mount Taranaki

Lenticular Cloud Over Mount Taranakidh 112 Venom

There is no doubt that with landscape photography, a little planning can help you get luckier. But even the best planning in the world does not guarantee you the perfect results. In the end you still need a little luck on your side. Maybe there is a lesson there, it's not always down to us, luck will always play a role.

When someone says something like "wow, you were lucky to get that image!". It is tempting to think of the planning and effort that went into it and feel that putting it all down to luck is somehow wrong. But on some level it is true and they have a point. On the other hand, when we come back from a day out and the images lack that wow factor, secretly which do we blame?  

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New Zealand Drag Racing Finals 2018

First of all I would like to give a huge thanks to PitRat Racing for making us feel like part of the team for the day, both the highs and the lows. Just by hanging around with you for the day, I learned a lot about photographing this high octane sport, the nuances and the opportunities. I hope you enjoy the images and would love to do it again.

If you want to see the whole gallery of all the images, click on the slideshow or click here and it will take you to the gallery.

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A Bit Of Fun

Quick March2018 Art Deco Weekend, Napier

The past few weeks have been dominated by moving house and all the associated hassles. So for today's post I thought I would share an image from the Art Deco Festival a few weeks ago.

The Peacefulness of Sunrise

Soft Morning LightBlack Reef, Hawkes Bay

There is nothing quite like being on a beach at sunrise. The gentle sound of the waves rolling into and off the beach. The sea birds wheeling above, calling out to the others as the sun rises. As Simon and I walked along the beach towards Cape Kidnappers, we found this sea stack. What a beautiful place to watch the sunrise. That's one of the things I love about photography, how it gives you licence to enjoy the simple things both while you are there and later.

Out Near The Cape

Cape KidnappersHawkes Bay

Anything more than 500 yds from the car just isn't photogenic. - Brett Weston

The best landscape images are not always when the sky is on fire or the peace of the blue hour leaves stills the world. If the landscape only looked great around sunrise and sunset then why can it take our breath away, just simply driving around a corner. Landscape images show us the world in all its moods and find the beauty within them.