In 1971 my Dad took this photo of the dog statue at Lake Tekapo, in the South Island of NZ... Photo 1971 The statue commerates all of the sheep dogs that have lived, worked and died, in this rugged but beautiful region of New Zealand / Aotearoa. In this day and age, Lake Tekapo itself is designated as a 'Dark Sky Reserve': which means it enjoys exceptionally clear … [Read more...] about BLOG: The Dog Statue at Lake Tekapo, NZL
BLOG: Launch Battleships!
Oh goodness, the balloon has gone up... I've decided to go in about 12 hours North-wards. A 2-3 hours driving in that direction is going to take me to the shores of Lake Pukaki with views of Aoraki / Mt Cook (13,000'). And to Lake Tekapo with its Night Sky Reserve and centre of the Milky Way up for viewing (with moon set increasingly later this week). So with a hint of … [Read more...] about BLOG: Launch Battleships!
BLOG: ‘To Glenorchy’ he cried!
The sun came out finally today for a few hours, I blasted over to Glenorchy - at the Northern end of the lake that Queenstown is on (Lake Wakatipu). South Island, NZ. Looking down Lake Wakatipu towards the small township of Glenorchy Two of the mountains near Glenorchy nestled into the and so begins the Southern Alps, New Zealand. … [Read more...] about BLOG: ‘To Glenorchy’ he cried!
BLOG: Astrophotography in the South Island, NZ (1st session)
I went out for my first Astrophotography session on the night of Friday, 12 May 2023. The moon was not rising until 11:30 pm with clear skies so I had a chance to get out try some photos. In the transition and using a new reduced setup, I forgot to include my head torch in my bag so had to repeatedly turn on the flashlight in my iPhone to check camera settings, lens focus … [Read more...] about BLOG: Astrophotography in the South Island, NZ (1st session)
BLOG: Daily of Mt Aspiring (sorta)
Let me say at the outset that there is no chance that I will photograph this same shot every day... But, that said, with my zoom lens knackered and currently out for repair and a 10,000 ft (almost) Mount Aspiring viewable from my lounge window, it struck me that I need to get some snaps of it (with or without the good zoom)! Hence I'm going to put up some daily pictures … [Read more...] about BLOG: Daily of Mt Aspiring (sorta)