A place to post any recent photographs I have taken prior to moving them into a category if applicable, otherwise into the filing system on my computer.
Abstract impressionist or fine art photography is a style I think I shall attempt/follow this year 2018. I enjoy the effects I can get SOOC without too much editing in Lightroom or Photoshop.
In the winter months in New Plymouth dogs can be on the beach any time of the day and there are usually a number of dogs there. In summer I understand they are required to be on a lead. These are a mixture of winter and summer photographs of dogs on the beach. Any humans included are purely unintentional
Some of the small towns scattered throughout New Zealand are almost ghost towns though still functioning others like Okato, Taranaki have become dormitary suburbs for New Plymouth the nearest biggish town.
When I first took up photography my first love was to be a "street photographer" but I lack the chutzpah to take random shots of people in the street, so I now prefer to take portraits of people I know and who are happy for me to take their photograph. Is easier and less nerve racking.
Buildings are great to photograph as they don't run away and try to hide or move at all. They have lovely shapes and interesting light and shadows.
New Plymouth is a place with a number of beautiful parks, the most popular are Pukekura and Brookland's Bowl which is host to a number of concerts during the year and every second year WOMAD. Have also included a couple of photographs taken in a park in Masterton when I was down there last WInter.
Black and white photography is also a challenge to capture the shades in the light and shadows in each item photographed. it can be mysterious, nostalgic or dramatic.