My challenge was to get close enough to eliminate distracting objects. Sometimes there were too many interesting items together. Composition was key, as I made minor adjustments to my position to get the right angle.

Isn't photography is all about recording beauty, or making images which are 'aesthetically pleasing.'

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...

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb - he improved upon a 50-year-old idea; sort of what I’ve been doing. But before he ‘saw the light’ and his invention succeeded, he had to continually embrace failure. His dogged persistence and ete...

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