Ok, kidding about smelling monkeys. Kinda. hehheh. This spot is in New Zealand and it’s called Monkey Creek… and we stopped there. Took some photos. Smelled the clean Monkey Creek air.
Of course, I was with photographers. And one thing about photography is that you tend to stop a lot more than you used to on road trips. Continue reading “Stop and Smell the Monkeys”
Where once she was divided, undecided
she became whole – and back to the one.
Me and photography were on the same page early in my life, but darkroom chemicals and I didn’t get along. So, sweet lady photography and I split up and I was sad. It just wasn’t the same, not developing my own work. It took the air right out of my sails, made me feel like I was hobbling instead of running. So I turned to other things. That was 30 years ago or so. Continue reading “Back To One”
Rainy, rainy the night before, Milford Sound woke moody and blue in the morning. It happened sometimes, and it frankly wished the tourists would quite imagining that every day was sunshine and fairies. It sent a sand fly to bite one of them standing there with a camera.
Yeah. That kind of moody.
The day the workshop headed to Milford Sound was gorgeous. The closer we got to the sound, though – the more it was a rain situation. We’d planned on shooting sunset, but got pretty much rained out. The next morning, however, woke moody and dramatic. We got out early pearly so that we could be out on the rocks while the tide was out. The rocks aren’t huge, just slippery. I drew on my figure skating background and did my best to glide gracefully over them with my backpack, tripod and camera. I made, though I can’t vouch for the gracefulness. heh. Continue reading “Milford Sound Woke Moody That Morning”
On the way into Milford Sound, New Zealand stand these magnificent sentries. They’re impressive… like dare-you-to-pass guardians. I felt like I should have to decode an ancient rune or dodge poison darts whilst leaping from rock to rock over a wide mountain stream to gain entry. But perhaps they were looking the other way – or perhaps it was sufficient homage to their grandeur that we stopped, gasped with jaws dropped in wide-eyed wonder and photographed reverently, but that day but we were allowed to drive peacefully on through.
We just finished “Trey’s New Zealand Photo Adventure“! It has been absolutely fantastic. An intrepid group of passionate photographers joined us for an action packed 5 days. We saw incredible sights, photographed amazing sculpture art at a highly exclusive club called “The Hills”, owned by Sir Michael Hill; visited a Korean Prison (actually an old movie set) on private property where herds of red deer, bison, elk, cattle, alpaca and miniature horses roam; visited the natural wonder of Milford Sound and took the cruise; photographed sunset along the lake in Queenstown and strolled through the gardens there; and stopped more times than you can count along the road to all of these places to photograph the wonders along the way. It’s been joyous and expanding in such wonderful ways. We’re all tired and happy.
I feel so fortunate to have been on the team of Trey Ratcliff, Scott Kublin and Curtis Simmon, helping to coach, inspire and laugh with this group. We’ve had an absolutely delightful and magical time together.
As life should be. Aaahhhhh.
This was photographed as a 7 exposure HDR, shot with a Canon 5DIII, 24-70ii f2.8. Most reverently.
Our first couple of days in New Zealand have been rainy, rainy, rainy! Big winds, power outages, trees down – exciting! Trey Ratcliff, Curtis Simmons and Scott Kublin and felt intrepid and eager to get out and start photographing though… so with big smiles positive expectations we jumped in the truck and took to the road. We were not disappointed!
Like a sign from above, the sun shot some heavenly rays to light up The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu like the biggest, baddest stage on earth right as we approached! It was SOOOOO windy and alot colder than I expected, so we whooped, hollered and shivered as we photographed this amazing moment – which was gone right after, vanishing as quickly as it had appeared. Pure magic!