Tagged: NZ photos

Sunday Seascape 29 November - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 30, 2015

We’ve had some lovely days in Auckland. So I have actually left the computer behind, and gone out to take photos.  This feels even more important of late, as I’m about to go back to China to do more fieldwork.  One thing China tends not to have, is scenes like the Hauraki Gulf.  Especially in winter. North Head in Devonport … Read More

A trip to Fairy Falls - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 25, 2015

My last two attempts to photograph the Fairy Falls (in the Waitekere Ranges) were thwarted by the weather. On the first occasion, bright sunlight blew out the highlights on the water. On the second occasion, it rained. On Wednesday we had rain and bouts of bright sunshine. But the bits in between worked out okay. I have discovered that most … Read More

Hawkes Bay Waterfalls: Maraetotara - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 19, 2015

I think I am getting more efficient with my waterfall photography.  The car boot almost always has a tripod, some rope, and some hiking gaiters ready.  Then it’s just a matter of bringing a camera and some appropriate lenses.  In August, I was over in Napier.  With my afternoons free, it was a chance to do some exploring. One of … Read More

The Waterfalls of Auckland - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 19, 2015

Auckland is actually a fascinating city.  With the Waitakere Ranges to the west, the Hauraki Gulf and numerous other landscapes, there’s a lot to explore.   One of my goals of late has been to take more and more of the waterfalls around here.  It intrigues me that we are surrounded by so much, yet I encounter so few of … Read More

The Esplanade Hotel: Happy Hour - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 11, 2015

There is a building in Devonport I quite like.  It is the Esplanade Hotel. I tried photographing earlier in the year (with a 20mm lens), but the amount of lens-flare caught in the image, ruined it for me.  This time, I hoped things would be different. I’ve got a new Lee Lens Hood, which combined with the filters, should produce … Read More

Sunday Seascape 8 - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 06, 2015

Ok, it isn’t Sunday anymore, but what with taxes and other things, Sunday seemed to get away on me.  Also, it was more fun watching The Hobbit with children last night.  Is it churlish to mention I didn’t find the third movie to be as entertaining as the first two?  Seemed to have too much time devoted to fighting, and … Read More