An hour's jaunt up the Ngakawau Gorge, is perhaps one of the best waterfalls on the West Coast. While the entire Charming Creek Walkway takes between 3-5 hours to walk or bike, this landmark is undoubtedly the highlight, and well worth a visit.

This pathway is decorated...

We reached this remote spot on schedule, as the afternoon sun broke through rain clouds, painting the farmland gold. I'd been here many times before to photograph the lighthouse, and watch the Yellow-Eyed Penguins waddle ashore. And I had 'seen' how the lonely rural ro...

There are at least five Blue Lakes in New Zealand. But this is the only man-made Blue Lake, created as a result of dredging for gold in the 19th Century. Located in a remote corner of Otago, this relatively small lake is circled by unusual clay cliffs.

Here is a panoram...

In the heart of a cold Kiwi winter, we scored a window of fine weather. Under a blazing blue Canterbury sky, Tom and I ventured out of our cold camper van into the sunshine. At the Hermitage we fitted crampons to our boots to get more traction on the iced-up tramping t...

The iconic Boat Shed Cafe cantilevers over the waters of Nelson Haven. Using buildings within landscape photos does not follow the purist ethic, but makes for interesting compositions.

Passing Time:

The image below is an example of an advanced technique called Time...

Confession time. I am NOT a morning person. It takes a lot of commitment to set that alarm clock for 5am. But it pays big-time, when you score a stunning sunrise photo.


This image was taken on the way home from a failed photo shoot, as a Plan B.
Having already scouted...

Back story: I was visiting our capital city, Wellington, for a cousin's funeral. I rented a car and drove north to the remote rural outpost that is Castlepoint. The lighthouse here is well-photographed, usually from a prominent lookout point. I spent hours there c...

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