The Occasional Photoblogger Blog

The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You

What is the best camera? The well known photography quote “the best camera is the one you have with you” is widely attributed to American photographer Chase Jarvis. So I had that quote in mind when, a couple of weeks ago I had to  buy a new cell phone because...

Two Old Doors

I had to fork out for a new cellphone a few days ago after I dropped my old one in a muddy puddle. Have just been trying out the on-board camera with a few random shots around town…here is one I took a couple of days ago – with a...

The west coast of the South Island - Lake Mapourika

The West Coast Of The South Island

The South Island’s West Coast One of the most photographed spots in the South Island would have to be Lake Matheson, just a few kilometres west of Fox Glacier township. Normally the peak of Mt Cook can be seen in the distance – but the day I took the photo...

What Sort Of Photos Do You Like To Take

What do you like to shoot? A few days ago I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen for several years as we live in different towns. I had forgotten that he too was very keen on photography like me, and I was momentarily lost for words when...

Capturing the ethos of Queens Park

The Ethos Of Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park – a place of beauty We – by that I mean me and my partner Lyn, our two dogs and two cats – are lucky enough to live directly opposite Queens Park in Invercargill, and often quip that we have the most beautiful, best kept front garden in...

Ships graveyard, Greenpoint

Greenpoint Domain And The Ships’ Graveyard

Ships’ Graveyard near Invercargill I spent most of the weekend just passed working in the garden as the weather was great. Unfortunately that left little time to get out and about to take some photos. However at about 4pm on Sunday I did manage to get away and drove down...

What Value Should I Place On My Photos

The value of my photographs When I took up photography again just over a year ago I really only did so as an amateur – a hobby photographer with no burning desire to make money from my images. A year on I still feel the same. I take photos and...

Late afternoon sun rays over Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

  With a total length of 80 kilometres, Lake Wakatipu is the longest, but only third largest, lake in New Zealand. The photograph above, taken in early January 2013 from State Highway 6, catches the last of the days rays as the sun settles over the hills that run down...