An Hour Till Sunrise - April 2017

It's that time of the month again, time for another edition of our zine. After a month off while we moved house, April turned out to be an amazing month. The dramatic weather we have had this year continued. With two cyclones followed by a period of calm clear warmish weather, it was certainly an interesting time. Later in the month I manage to tick off an image I have been keen to get for the last two or three years, and that image became my most popular one on YouPic with over 10,000 views and over 250 likes, it even made the top 10 images on YouPic for that day.

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Distracted

DistractedCloud Platform, Napier

Today has been the coldest of the year so far, with wind, rain and a cold southerly working up the country. But as the day has gone on the rain has faded out and at sunset, even though there was thick cloud on the western horizon the fading sun lit up the eastern sky.

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Experimentation

Sunrise 4Ohawe Beach

Photography is both a technical and an artistic endeavor. If it was just a technical, then there would be just one way (the right way) to process an image. But it's not, there are a myriad of ways you can approach an image depending on what suits the image and communicates your intent.

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Nerdwriter: Ansel Adams

I have followed the Evan (who goes by the nickname Nerdwriter) on YouTube for the last year or so and have really enjoyed his take on quite a range of subjects. In his own words he does "a vlog every Wednesday on things that caught my eye that week. I have to confess up front: it's all a shameless ploy to get readers for my book. (Honesty is the best policy.) I figure why not make it interesting in the process? It's fun to do anyway."

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Reality versus Interpretation

Music is a profound mystery, as a creative artist I feel that if I know what I am doing, I am probably not doing not doing my job, I like to always be just outside of my comfort zone, asking new questions, exploring new territory, trying new things, occasionally discovering new sounds

John Luther Adams

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