A couple of weeks ago, our Camera Club (the Manawatu Camera Club) went for a weekend trip down to Cape Palliser. As part of the trip I shot some video along the way which I have put together into a video so that people who are thinking about coming on the next trip with us have an idea what it is like.
I have said it many times, the people you meet through photography can lead you to surprising places and opportunities. Sometimes they get you involved in a project that winds up surprising you more than you expect as well.
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?