It's the end of our second day of the camera club's trip to the south eastern coast of the North Island. So often the last images are the best, and in this case with all of us heading out for dinner after sunset, the temptation to leave was higher than normal. But as the sun sank below the horizon and the clouds lit up a small group of us decided to hang on till the very last embers had faded.
There are many places around New Zealand which are known to be photogenic, to be frank it's a beautiful country. But often when going to these locations, people say it can be harder to make an image because of the images that have been created there before. I'm not too sure I buy into this myth, as James Stephens says “Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself” or in other words spend some time thinking about the scene in front of you, shoot what interests you, and don't just go for the obvious shot.
One of Kelly's favorite subjects to photograph is architecture, so it's always fun to have a wander around the streets of Wellington and enjoy the various forms there. To see how they compete for light, space, recognition and status. What does this say about our world, our priorities and our belief's?
Those sensational sunsets where the whole sky is filled with red and yellow are the ones that grab everyones attention, are nice. But more and more I have begun to notice how much I prefer photographing the sunsets that are filled with soft pinks and blues, they feel quieter, more reflective and peaceful in images. Why do I prefer these, I am not sure, maybe it is just a phase that will move on.
With the large number of apps available for our phones these days we can keep up to date with the going's on of the world and the heavens. I have always had an interest in astronomy, both the science and the beauty of the sky. When I was 18 the astronomy club I was part of in conjunction with Air New Zealand took tourists out to see halley's comet as it swung by earth.