Travel Photography

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...

Fiordland, New Zealand – The 8th Wonder of The World

Deep in the South Island of New Zealand, there is a place called Fiordland. It has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, if not the world.  It's a visual feast of mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers.  I've been lucky enough travel around and see...

Moturiki Island, Mount Maunganui

It's been far too long since I've taken my camera out. Life gets busy sometimes, and something's gotta give. Unfortunately, photography is often that thing. I found a spare hour this weekend so I grabbed my gear and headed down to one of my favourite locations to...

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo sits right in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. It is the largest lake in New Zealand with a perimeter of almost 200km. The town of Taupo at the lake's north-eastern shore on Tapuaeharuru Bay is a hub for the many outdoor adventure and tourist...

Turn Around!

I was reminded recently while out capturing this Mt Maunganui landscape of the importance of not getting so focused on one scene that you miss something potentially beautiful elsewhere.  This is especially important when photographing sunrises and sunsets, which...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Mount Maunganui (Mauao) In keeping with my resolution to have a second look around my hometown after this little experience, I grabbed my gear the other evening and went out to photograph a scene I've wanted to for some time, but haven't yet got around to. Of course,...

Tauranga Bridge Marina

This marina lies on the main route between my home and my work. I've driven past it a thousand times and I never really paid a lot of attention to it.  I'm sure many photographers can relate.  Sometimes we can be oblivious to the environment around us due to its...

August 2012 Desktop Wallpaper

As you can see from my recent posts, I have been unusually inactive here on the blog over the last few months.  This is mainly due to some big moves and changes for me.  After returning to New Zealand in November 2011 after 6 months traveling and photographing...

Sao Paulo Favelas, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, and the world's 7th with almost 20 million people, is also home to some of the largest slums in Latin America. Brazil's favelas are everything you imagine an urban slum to be: overcrowded, unsanitary, and run by crime. Of course,...

December 2011 Desktop Wallpaper

I had about a week of downtime in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil following my time with Iris Ministries Brazil in Sao Paulo and Nova Friburgo, so I was dragged from one tourist location to another by our local friends there whether I wanted to or not.  I was quickly reminded...

Iris Ministries, Pemba, Mozambique

For 16 years, Heidi and Rolland Baker have been rescuing children off the streets of Mozambique and giving them a life they would never have had otherwise. Under Iris Ministries, they house, feed, and love these children in a way I have rarely seen elsewhere. I had...

Children’s Day, Mozambique

In Mozambique, one of the world’s five poorest countries, Children’s Day is one of the biggest events of the year.  It’s bigger than Christmas.  It seems ironic that children would be celebrated this way given the heartbreaking poverty and abuse that they are...

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