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May 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

May 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

It’s that time again, so here’s another free wallpaper for your computer or device. This one is a long exposure image I made on the north side of Mount Maunganui this last summer. Gotta love the long warm evenings for shooting during sunset and dusk. Being...
The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Photographs

The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Photographs

Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera’s shutter speed to make sure your images are sharp and well exposed is Photography 101. Learning how to use shutter speed creatively to...
Mauao Summit Track Sunrise

Mauao Summit Track Sunrise

Click to buy. Walking up the Mount is a pretty popular activity for locals and visitors to Mt Maunganui. I really had no idea how popular it is though! I got to this location around half an hour before sunrise and even in the dark there were loads of people on the...
April 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

April 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

I’ve been lucky enough to call Mount Maunganui home for a few years now, and I’ve photographed Mauao (“The Mount“) many times from Leisure Island, but I haven’t spent a lot of time exploring the island itself as a subject. The island...
Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

It’s not often I write about personal things here on this blog, but sometimes the most personal stories are the ones worth telling. I apologise in advance if it’s a bit of a downer. This one is about a beautiful girl named Xena. Unfortunately, for reasons...
March 2016 Desktop Wallpaper – Oakura Beach, New Zealand

March 2016 Desktop Wallpaper – Oakura Beach, New Zealand

  It’s been a while since I posted a free desktop wallpaper, so here’s one from Oakura Beach, Taranaki. I was lucky enough to spend a few days there at the Oakura Beach Holiday Park earlier this month. This was one of those evenings where I was having...
Waiheke Island Wine-Tasting Adventures

Waiheke Island Wine-Tasting Adventures

Beautiful Waiheke Island Having spent most of my childhood in Auckland, I clearly remember the excitement of getting on the ferry to Waiheke Island. Although it’s only a short trip, I seem to remember it being an epic journey across oceans to the faraway island...
September 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

September 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

Here in New Zealand, September signals a glorious time: the end of winter! The cold is over and summer is on its way! That’s the theory anyway. It’s still pretty cold and miserable today, but just the knowledge that spring is here makes me feel happy 🙂...
Pauanui, Coromandel Peninsula

Pauanui, Coromandel Peninsula

Pauanui is one of those New Zealand towns that has absolutely nothing going on for most of the year. Then summer arrives, and BOOM, it’s bursting at the seams as half the population of Auckland heads to the stunning little beach. Sitting on the east coast of the...



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Mauao Sunrise
Mount Sunset
Mt Maunganui Rocks Sunset
Leisure Island Rocks
Mt Maunganui Rocks