Thursday, February 25, 2010

Portraiture Workshop

Last Sunday Focus Aorangi held a Portraiture Workshop.
Our tutor was local expert Robert McTague.

It was a great day, we learnt a heap about lighting, posing,
angles and much much more. He bought along a beautiful
model...... below are few shots of Jill. We were very
fortunate to have her, she made our job so much easier.

Three local young ladies Danielle, Kirsty & Jemma
were models, - they did a wonderful job as well.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Moetapu Rd, Pelorus Sound.

We recently spent a few days with friends Jane &
Graeme at their holiday home overlooking Pelorus
Sound. Their home is surrounded by ferns, manuka &
kanuka trees and many other natives. The weather
played its part giving us some true Kiwi summer days.

These beautiful trees surround their home

This wee baby Tui was calling for his mother,
making a heck of a racket......was very fluffy,
just fledged I think.

The Agapanthus grow very well here, and were
in full flower. They made a lovely contrast against
the green ferns.

The garden shed.....great colours!

Hydranga's also were showing their colours

The fern & tree lined drive leading down to their house

This old boatshed oozed character, just along the beach
......a working bee had been started to tidy it up.

These subtle colours at dusk

We went for a walk up into the bush.....this is the
waterfall - there has been no rain for some time.

Shortly after leaving Havelock, I saw this old church
sharing a paddock with a couple of sheep.

Flowers of The Sounds

The Agapanthus & Hydrangea flourish in
this area......
The wee white flower is a weed which was
flowering prolifically along the road side.

The images below & the white one above
are taken with the Lensbaby
The bee was too busy.....hence not sharp!!!