Four AM

So often those spectacular moments pass by us without us even noticing. It's no wonder really, our lives are busy, and there are many things that demand our concentration. But when you take time out, time to enjoy the simple things, it's amazing what you find.

Remember that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!

The Peacefulness And Beauty Of A Sunrise 2

After the drama and quick action of the air show yesterday it was nice to get back to a peaceful beach, with the soft light of pre-dawn light illuminating the beach. With the large waves sweeping up the beach and over the rocks it truly is a special place to be. It wasn't long before the soft pinks and blues began to replace the darker blues and blacks of night.

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F108 Taifun - Tauranga Air Show 2016

The F108 Taifun (a predecessor of the more well known ME-109) was flown both before and during World War Two by Germany. This was one of the aircraft I was really looking forward to seeing as I had never seen any of the German World War Two aircraft flown before. The sound was quite different to the allied aircraft I had seen before but not as different as I had imagined. The display that was put on at the Tauranga Air Show was based around a supposed angry pilot going and shooting down the other planes in a mock battle (this plane has been used in movies and has had gas jets added that sound like machine guns when fired) rather than a display of its handling characteristics. Because of this both times it flew the displays were quite short. Hopefully at Ohakea we might be able to tempt some other German aircraft to come along.

T6 Texan (Harvard) - Tauranga Air Show

Used as a trainer during World War Two, this plane has been used the world over in many roles including by display teams where that fantastic sound thrills the crowd.

To see more images of the T6 Texan, click here

To see some of the other World War Two aircraft we have been lucky enough to photograph click here

The Peacefulness And Beauty Of A Sunrise

Let's be honest they happen every day (with the exception of cloudy mornings of course) and yet with our busy daily lives most of us rarely get the time to enjoy how beautiful they can be. I suppose in some ways that is part of a landscape photographers job description, to capture these moments that other people miss and preserve them so that they can be enjoyed.

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