The Historic Village in Tauranga, NZ is a “collection of original and replica buildings from early Tauranga”. It’s a sort of museum for old buildings — similar in concept to Heritage Park here in Calgary except on a much smaller scale and without the re-enactors or key attractions such as a steam locomotive or vintage […]
After our adventure in the air, Sarah and I explored New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte Sound (aka Totaranui) by sea. We booked a 4-hour sea tour with E-Ko Tours that took us up the Sound to Motuara Island and back again. It was a pleasant experience and a fun day on the water. These are some […]
When Sarah and I visited Marlborough, we took a few days to explore Queen Charlotte Sound by air, sea and land. Sarah knew I wanted to see and do just about everything on my first visit to New Zealand and so she surprised me by booking a scenic flight over Queen Charlotte Sound with Pelorus […]
When Sarah and I toured wineries in Marlborough, New Zealand, we stayed in Blenheim, a small town on the South Island. It was very peaceful and we wandered around town taking pictures. If you’re ever there, I highly recommend the Watery Mouth Café (third photo). It was so good, we had breakfast there every day.
Sarah & I had lunch at Wither Hills Winery one summer in Marlborough, New Zealand. We had lunch in the courtyard where I had an amazing pinot noir. Afterwards, we went inside for a wine tasting and ended up buying a bottle of noble riesling.
These are photos of a few of the statues on the grounds surrounding Government Gardens in Rotorua, New Zealand. I quite like the way the first photo turned out. I love the look of Kodak Tri-X 400. It is an absolutely beautiful B&W film.
As Sarah and I took a walk around Lake Rotorua, I spotted this couple enjoying the lake beneath the shade of a tree… and I spotted a swan swimming nearby. This unsuspecting couple never saw it coming until it was too late… but thankfully I did. And so I hung around and did my best […]
These were shot in Auckland, New Zealand. Sarah and I were taking a walk when I saw this girl sneaking up on some pigeons. I nearly missed the photo of her scaring the pigeons to take flight. I’m glad I didn’t. I took these using FPP B&W 100 film which is really Orwo UN54.
Sarah & I took a walk along Lake Rotorua one hot day and I managed to snap these photos on Kosmo Foto Mono 100 film.
Expired film can be so unpredictable. Sometimes you can shoot with 10 year old film and the results are amazing and other times, not so much. As a general rule of thumb, you should shoot expired film one stop slower than box speed for every decade past the expiry date and you should also bracket […]
While Sarah and I were in Marlborough, we rented some bicycles and took a tour of the wineries in the region. Our first stop was at Hans Herzog where we sampled a few of their wines. We were lucky enough that they gave us free rein to roam around the beautiful garden and restaurant. These […]
These are from my trip to the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand. Sarah and I wandered around the Picton waterfront before taking a cruise of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was a beautiful day. I used Lomography Cine400 Tungsten film with an 85B filter since tungsten film isn’t meant for outdoors and set the […]