Sunrise at Mt Holdsworth - Tararua Range, NZ My sister was out visiting over winter with her family. She teaches photography to university entrance students in Exeter in the UK. I have often told her off my running & hiking trips up in the Tararuas, the nights spent out taking photographs of the night sky, so it was on the list of 'must dos' while she was here. We did a family trip along the Atiwhakatu Steam track to spend the night at Atiwhakatu Hut, which the kids loved! But I really wanted to show her the magic of photographing the night sky and then watching the sunrise from up on the tops. Being a photographer herself, it wasn't hard to convince her at all! This first set of image was taken up at the High Ridge Turn off, on the track up to Mt Holdsworth summit. The first [...]
November 13, 2019
September 21, 2018
Adventure Photography Wairarapa - Cone Summit, Tararuas I love nothing more than exploring our amazing back yard. We really are blessed with the size and magnificence of our Tararua Ranges. Some images from a hike up to Cone Summit.
March 23, 2018
Adventure Photography Wellington - Mt Holdsworth Night Hike The first weekend for ages without a wedding, so whats a girl to do? Get hold of a mate and head up into the hills for a bit of adventure! The plan was to take some Milkyway shots from around 5am but the clouds had other ideas! We headed up anyway. I didn't get what I was hoping for, but that is all good as its really cool to get something unexpected instead! The cloud was rolling over quite fast but I managed to get a clear view of the milkyway with the Mt Holdsworth trig and then a shot with the milyway over the range slooking south as the sun was beginning to rise. (The lights of the Wairarapa on the left and Kapiti on the right) Over towards Masterton the cloud would roll over the hills turning the towns lights [...]
August 6, 2017
Tararua Photographer - Sunset at East Holdworth Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to run. And I love to go on running adventures in the hills. In the Wairarapa we are blessed with an amazing playground right on our doorstep. The Tararuas. I have only explored a fraction of the ranges and each and every time I run there it blows me away. Every time is different. The light changes, the clouds are moving. Sometimes its a beautiful sunny day with blue skies and you can see for miles, others the clouds are in and it has an air of mystery. By, far my favourite time to go is when its change of light. Sunset and sunrise up there is just out of this world. It takes your breath away and you cant help but have a huge smile. It makers you feel alive. I love it. [...]
July 2, 2017
NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Personal Project So, I was pretty excited to receive another Silver award at the NZIPP Iris Awards 2017. This time it was in the Illustrative category and for an image that is a piece of personal work. Work that is not created for clients or to fulfill a brief, but just for my own self expression. This made it all the more special to receive an award for this print. I shot this image just a few weeks after I attended conference last year. I had watched a photographer talk about her work and it was absolutely beautiful, so inspiring. She used a lot of art models in her work, and she talked about how she loved to put the women on a pedestal, and it was about celebrating their beauty. And the work really was stunning. But all I could think is, as a woman I don't feel [...]
June 11, 2013
My boys have been going to forest school here in Cornwall. Here is Baylee hunting for mini beasts and Benjamin berry painting.