Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Robbie's hand

Robbie Burns statue in the Octagon on a lovely Dunedin day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday afternoon relaxation

A beautiful day in Dunedin, finished with a good book and a glass of wine on the deck.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Standing out from the crowd

A nice walk in the botanical gardens.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Self portrait

Wandering around the Octagon, camera in hand.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre is a beautiful old theatre in the centre of the Octagon. I love how retro the sign looks.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Owl butterfly

Caligo memnon or Owl is from Central and South America and is 12 to 15cm in size. I had a lovely time walking around in the butterfly house at the Otago Museum. Well worth a visit if you are in town.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I saw this guy today at the Otago Museum in the tropical rainforest enclosure.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chick's Hotel

My boys are in a four piece band called Gunslinger. They have been playing at the Chick's Hotel in Port Chalmers on Saturdays. It is a very old and beautiful building.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More St Clair Poles

Another photo of the jetty poles at St Clair.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

St Clair Poles

I have been playing with depth of field. In this image I liked how the most distinguishing feature of St Clair Beach was sent out of focus, giving an indication of where the photo was taken in a dreamy like way. A bit like a hazy summer time memory

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Otago Champs

It was the Otago Champs athletics carnival and of course the girl was in fine form, placing in hurdles, sprints and relay.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Warmth and reflection

I bought myself some beads in a lovely shop and couldn't resist taking this shot. I quite like the clarity of the reflected image as well as the warm colours.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue sky

I have a friend who takes amazing photographs with the blue sky as the connecting element. He inspired me to take this picture of an old bike in Oamaru.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Boats in Oamaru

My daughter had a touch rugby tournament in Oamaru today, so I had the opportunity to look around and take some photos. The water was such a stunning colour and the contrast with the yellow really caught my eye.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chair thing take 2

I wasn't that happy with the photo I took yesterday on my iPhone so I went back today with the DSLR to have another go. I like this a bit better.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Embracing the chair thing

I have decided to embrace my need for photographing chairs and play with the idea. This is a playground in St Clair.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Master and apprentice

I spent the day in Christchurch yesterday with our CORE media team. It was great to see how we each work, and share ideas.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kidz @ Conference

I have spent the last two days at Kidz@Conference at the Dunedin College of Education. We have put this event on now for the last five years and it is always so exciting. The kids come for two days of workshops using all different technologies with the idea that they can then help implement these back at school. Each school also sends a teacher along with a couple of kids so it is good PD for the teachers too. My job is to get all the kid's work up onto the wiki before the end of the second day. I have tried to include links to information about the software as well so there are examples of work and information for how to get started in your classroom.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another run to St Clair Beach

Finished the day with another run to the beach. This is taken on my iPhone. A friend has pointed out that I seem to have a thing about chairs lately. So I tried not to take a photo with a chair in it, but if you look carefully to the very left - oops.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

St Clair Beach run

I have a new favourite route for my daily run. Now that the sun is shining and Dunedin is so stunning, it is a real treat to run down to St Clair Beach, enjoy the sights and sounds and then return home.