The winter stillness permeates right to the depths of my soul…. I’m finding my way home at the Kenepuru!
A few days spent in the McKenzie Basin is enough to widen your horizons, …….and fill your heart with awe and wonder – both day and night. “I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” — Ansel Adams Staying at the brand new Lakestone Lodge was just as magical… Continue reading The Big Blue
I’m happy to say I’ve been invited again to be one of the judges for the Cliftons Art Prize. One of a panel of international judges I’ll helping to select regional winners and the overall prize winner. I’ve been involved for a few years now and have seen the award grow in stature and quality. Each… Continue reading It’s that time again!
Another spectacular summer sunset from Wellington’s south coast, makes you want to stop and just be with it…. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that… Continue reading Reserves of Strength
I love the delicacy of the Rata flowers. They speak to me of the promise of Summer and of hope, which is kind of what we need right now with the climate talks going on in Paris. The belief that we can live ‘with’ the earth, and make the necessary changes to the way we… Continue reading Summer’s promise
Just one more week to go till the final date for entries into the Clifton Art Prize. This coming Friday 31st July. All the details can be found here: www.cliftonsartprize.com – so check it out and get your entry in. There are good prizes for each of the entries for Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Hong… Continue reading Deadline day is looming!
At the top of the lake, in the heart of Lord of the Rings country, is a place called Paradise….and it truly is! “When we can truly see and understand the earth, love is born in our hearts. We feel connected. That is the meaning of love: to be at one. Only when we’ve… Continue reading A trip to Paradise!
On my way to Hanmer Springs for the weekend I had my first visit to Christchurch since the Earthquake four years ago. It is truly sobering. Where there was once a vibrant city it was eerily cleared and filled with bare spaces like a wasteland of emptiness. With hardly anyone around it had such a depressing… Continue reading Broken
For the past few years I’ve had the honour of being one of the Judges for the Cliftons Art Prize. Centred on the major cities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong there are regional prizes for each city and one overall winner. The entries are always very diverse which makes the judging more… Continue reading Cliftons Art Prize
While I was at Yosemite I was playing with the panorama function on my iPhone, this one at the Grizzly Giant at Mariposa. This is nearly a 360′ panorama, a fellow photographer saw what I was trying to do and tried desperately to get himself out of the picture…. We had a good laugh when… Continue reading Dance of the Grizzly Giant