As promised, here are a few of the shots I took whilst with Christian’s brother Mike on our trip 4a. Christian and I should be able to post some shots along the way when we get back on True North on the 29th of August….so that will be cool!
These are some shots I took on a recent trip to Hong Kong. I was the Owner’s rep for a large ferry contract for the new Casino up there and the Purple Ferries being unloaded off the ship were the last of a 14 vessel order.
The night shot is of the lazer show that happens every night. Taken from Kowloon side looking to Hong Kong. Some unusually clear skies whilst I was there.
The other shot was taken from the Peak and once again, very clear by normal standards.
Last year some good friends of mine, Brett and Kirsty were at Rotto during a big storm and their story prompted me to promise myself that this year, when the opportunity came around, that I should make the effort and see if I could capture this awesome event.
On Monday night this week, the forecast predicted an 8m swell and 40 knot winds and they were on the money. I woke up at 0700 and sure enough the swell was cranking and off I went on my Rotto adventure!
I met the ferry at 0930 and the crossing was on the rough side, I guess it would be fair to say! About half the passengers were using the beaut little bags that were handed out but fortunately I was not one of those lucky few!
On landing at the island I retrieved my bike off the crew and set off for the West end of Rotto.
I was rugged up in my skiing gear with a Driazabone and ski pants and
my trusty orange Crocks and off I went, peddling into a 40 knot gail
with rain storms and hail.
It was slow going for a while as there were far more up hills than down and the driving rain made it hard to see for a while, but I finally got there before midday and set up for some shots.
Brett was right, it was wild and spectacular and I am glad I had
followed through with the adventure. There is nothing like Mother
nature to remind you who is boss every now and again!
The trip home was a walk in the park by comparison to the trip out. A 30 knot SW breeze up my butt and more down hills than up which was lucky because I reckon my total weight would have been over 100kg with all the camera gear and wet weather gear. I was fast running out of steam before I found a trusty Mrs Macs pie at the Jordie General Store and a Mars bar!
The trip home on the ferry was very sedate by comparison to the trip out. The swell had settled to only 5m and the wind had dropped to a nice 15-20 knot sw.
Hope you like the shots troops!
Well I must say that coming to grips with this Blog gig is not as easy as I was hoping, but I am slowly but surely stumbling through it and I am thinking that this should get better and better now as things progress.
The concept of this blog, once I get it sorted will be to post updates on my True North adventures and other photo shoots that I go on. At this stage I have 3 more trips planned on True North between now and the end of the year. Apart from that I reckon there will be at least one sortie with Christian Fletcher to Alice and maybe others.