I haven't had much new photography to post lately. In fact, the last photoshoot that Sven and I organised was a complete failure as our model never showed up! Instead we spent a few hours playing with lighting setups and taking new profile photos for ourselves to make it not a complete waste of time. My new photo even graces the contact page of this site now..
I do have these few photos waiting around still to be shown instead, which I took on my eventful trip to Wellington, and haven't gotten around to posting since. These are from my final day in the Capital, where Mum and I drove around visiting some places I wanted to see and killing time until I had to fly home. These first few pictures are from near the 'Red Rocks Walkway' past Owhiro Bay. Looked like a really interesting area with rugged landscape and some Seal colonies, and would be fun to explore further next time.
The organ and altar pictures are from Old St. Paul's in Wellington City, which is part of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and was built in 1866 from native timber. Another pipe organ to add to my collection :) It's no longer an active church, but still used often for weddings and funerals etc. Including, apparently my Uncle Mike's, where I carried the rings as a young boy.. too young to remember anything about it apart from an itchy brown 1980's suit i had to wear..
We had a quick detour past Titahi Bay beach as well, just down the hill from my Grandad's old house, which is a popular surf and boating beach. I watched a dog playing with a stick twice as big as he was for a while, then checked out the weathered boat houses and found the photo of a rather rugged looking old tractor for towing boats into the water. Needs plenty of grease to protect from all that salt water!
On the way to the airport we went past Weta Digital to check out the visitor's centre, which has a nice shop and mini-museum of movie props from the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, District 9 and others. There's also a studio tour which we weren't at the right time for. The best part was the three life-size Troll statues from the Hobbit in the front yard :)