Monday Motivator – Misty Morning

May 5th, 2014 at 11:35 am by Richard Hume

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Misty Morning, Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

I have always liked the pure simplicity of this photograph – just a jetty protruding out into seemingly nothingness. The ‘nothingness’ is actually mist which was low and heavy across the lake that morning allowing me to shoot the image without the mountains in the background.

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Cheers

Richard [richardhume.com]

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Monday Motivator – Avalanche Falls

December 16th, 2013 at 10:30 am by Richard Hume

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Avalanche Creek Falls, Arthurs Pass National Park, New Zealand

I love shooting waterfalls and while some are more challenging than others this particular one was quite simple. If you are travelling through Arthurs Pass village through the break you can easily find it a short distance from the information centre.

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Monday Motivator – Sacred Waters

November 25th, 2013 at 10:05 am by Richard Hume

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Legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined a phrase – Le moment decisif / The decisive moment – which I loved from  the moment I heard it. I have carried it with me in all my photographic travels as it encapsulates all the elements that come together in the moment when you press the shutter to capture a photograph. This was particularly the case with Cartier-Bresson’s amazing people photography.

For me all the elements of the decisive moment came together in the extraordinary ancient Indian city of Varanasi where I captured this photograph ‘Sacred Waters’. It was an experience I will never forget as I sat by the River Ganges at sun rise and watched as these incredibly devoted worshippers made their way to the Ghats and into the sacred waters of the river. As an outsider it was an incredible scene to witness and I felt extra privileged to be able to capture a little of the essence of this timeless ritual on film.

This photograph was captured in a single frame with a half second exposure on Fuji Velvia 50 ASA film at f32.

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Cheers

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Wednesday Wallpaper | Sunrise At Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes

November 20th, 2013 at 7:14 am by Todd Sisson
First light plays out on Mount Robert - viewed from the jetty at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes.  New Zealand landscape photography by Todd Sisson.

First light plays out on Mount Robert – viewed from the jetty at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes. New Zealand landscape photography by Todd Sisson.

I love this spot.*

I grew up in Nelson and I recall many fun visits to Lake Rotoiti with family, schools and scouts over the years – I even learned to ski up at Mount Robert, before  global warming (cue flamefest) left it looking like this in mid winter…

This image was made the day after my Grandfather’s funeral back in August, adding another layer to my catalog of Lake Rotoiti memories.

Cheers – Todd

*the sandflies suck – those I don’t love…

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Cheers – Todd [website]  [Blog]

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Monday Motivator – Te Whaiti-Nui-a-Toi Canyon

November 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am by Richard Hume

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This week we venture into the North Islands Whirinaki Forest to a wee gem of a location. I love being out in nature and discovering amazing places such as this. I’ll never forget arriving at this canyon which is located beneath a large canopy of trees and just feeling the awe and spirit of the scene. It was simply beautiful and I was determined to capture a photograph that resonated some of the mood and feeling of this ageless canyon.

I loved this perspective as soon as I found it – the steep heavily mossed canyon walls just seemed to drop away beneath me and the rushing water at the bottom sparkled like a jewel. This photograph was captured in a single frame with an exposure over a minute – this is how I was able to capture the beautiful surreal-like water which makes this such an enduring photograph.

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Wednesday Wallpaper | Pataua South, Northland

February 20th, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Todd Sisson
early morning view of Pataua South beach

Early Morning, Pataua South, Northland. New Zealand landscape photography by Todd Sisson

This is one of my favourite images from last month’s Northern sojourn.  On the previous evening I had headed out barefoot to wash my coffee cup and half an hour later found myself at the top of this hill (with very sore feet).  I resolved to return the next morning to chance my arm at a shot (suitably be-hooved this time) – and this was the pick of the bunch IMHO.

Enjoy!

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Cheers – Todd

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Wednesday Wallpaper 5 September | Autumn Reflection Lake Wanaka New Zealand

September 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am by Todd Sisson
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Golden Poplar Trees Reflected In Roys Bay, Lake Wanaka New Zealand. Photography By Sarah Sisson

Hello all and welcome to the world’s first ever KiwiBlog Wednesday Wallpaper for September (I’m sure that you will all agree that is quite the achievement….)

This week we regress to Autumn, as a nod to any Northern Hemispherical readers.  This image was made by my lovely wife Sarah, we just sent a 1 metre canvas print of this image to an Australian client this week, our little contribution to reducing balance of payments deficit ;-)

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See you next week!

Cheers – Todd

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Wednesday Wallpaper 8 August | Autumnal Evening – Blue Lake, St Bathans

August 8th, 2012 at 11:54 am by Todd Sisson
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Autumn mirror reflections on a very blue Blue Lake. St Bathans, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photography by Todd Sisson.

 

Back into some classic South Island scenery this week, the oft-photographed Blue Lake in St Bathans.  This image was made using the very last of the sun’s rays while leading a private workshop.  I will be visiting here again this weekend as part of our final winter landscape photography workshop – can’t wait!

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Have a great week – almost over ‘the hump’…..

Cheers – Todd

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Wednesday Wallpaper 25 July | Field of Lupins, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country

July 25th, 2012 at 10:47 am by Todd Sisson
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Russell Lupines in bloom along the road to Lake Alexandrina. Lake Tekapo in the background, South Island New Zealand. Photography by Sarah Sisson.

 

Welcome to another Wednesday morning – July is rapidly evaporating – I must admit that I’m looking forward to a respite from all this fog and frost though, roll on August…..

This image was made by my lovely and talented wife, Sarah.  It has just been featured as a double page spread New Zealand Geographic’s latest publication – Southern Exposure - which is well worth purchasing if you are a fan of New Zealand imagery (not just landscape photos either).

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Have a great week.

Cheers – Todd

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