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Taking Photographs from a Plane

You can get some stunning shots from a plane, but unfortunately, this usually involves hiring a small plane with the doors off and having heavy duty stabilising equipment to hold the camera. That’s fine for professionals, but what can mere mortals do when we want to take some pics from a commercial jet? There’s certainly […]


With 2 weeks of very cold overnight temperatures and daytime temperatures just getting above zero in the late afternoon, it has given some wonderful opportunities for taking photos of ice and frost. When taking images of ice, it can sometimes be a little tricky for auto-focus to work correctly if the ice is very shiny […]


I was recently made aware of redbubble which is an Australian based site that has similar features to Flickr, but is geared around selling your photographic images and artworks. The printing options from cards to full sized canvas prints look really good and the reviews I’ve seen all say the quality is very good. I’ll […]

Day out in the Maniototo

Today dawned as a crisp blue day. I was tossing up between heading out to Glenorchy where there was possibly some good new snow (most of the recent snow missed the Queenstown area), or heading out to Blue Lake at St Bathans. In the end, St Bathans won out as it was a very still […]