Monthly Archives: June 2011

2011 AUSTRALIAN APPA AWARDS – BLUE BERG WINS GOLD

The 2011 Australian APPA Awards have now come and gone. The awards dinner was held this evening in Sydney at Darling Harbour; unfortunately I was unable to attend as I only arrived home from New Zealand yesterday morning and had much to do on my return. I doubt I could have made it there regardless since […]

VOLCANIC ASH STRIKES AGAIN…

The Chile volcano is continuing to spew ash into the atmosphere and disrupt air travel and last night my flight home from New Zealand that was scheduled to leave this morning was cancelled by Virgin (yet again). I seem to be somewhat magnetic to volcanic eruptions. First it was Iceland last year and now New […]

NEW ZEALAND – TERMINAL FACE OF FOX GLACIER

It is wonderful to be back in the small alpine village of Fox Glacier in the South Island of New Zealand – This really is a stunning part of the world for photography and I was very much looking forward to coming back. It has almost been two years since I was last here in […]

NEW ZEALAND UPDATE – THE UPGRADE

With the bad luck getting a flight to New Zealand I was ready for a bit of luck to finally go my way and thankfully I did not have to wait very long. On arrival to pick up my rental camper van the good people at the hire centre took pity on me and upgraded […]

AIRPORT UPDATE – HOUTSON WE ARE GO!

Air New Zealand have confirmed the flight I have booked onto this afternoon is now confirmed – Yay! So, baring any more natural or unnatural events I should now arrive in Christchurch just before midnight this evening. Better late than never…

AIRPORT UPDATE – AIR NEW ZEALAND TO THE RESCUE…(MAYBE)

After multiple phone calls to Virgin Blue, American Express and Air New Zealand I have just been able to secure a seat on a delayed (due to volcanic ash) Air New Zealand flight to Christchurch late this afternoon that was scheduled to leave this morning. That is the good news. The bad news is the […]

VOLCANIC ASH AND USELESS WEBSITES – YES VIRGIN BLUE THATS YOU!

‘Thanks’ Virgin Blue. I got up at 4am this morning and logged onto the Virgin website to see if my flight to New Zealand had been affected by the volcanic ash cloud that has been hovering around Australia and New Zealand disrupting air travel. I have been keeping an eye on it over the last […]

LEAVING FOR NEW ZEALAND – VOLCANIC ASH AND EARTHQUAKES

I am leaving for New Zealand in less than 12 Hours (provided the plume of volcanic ash does not delay or cancel my flight). I am packed (almost), bookings confirmed, itinerary set and feeling very much like I was before leaving for Iceland in July last year…nervous about Volcanic ash.  It seems I have a […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO OF THE WEEK

I just found out one of my photographs from Namafjall in Iceland “Highway to Hell” made it to Travel Photograph of the week at National Geographic magazine.  This photograph holds special memories of Iceland for me as the soft rosy light that illuminated the rising sulphur and clouds lasted no more than a few seconds […]

SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY GLOVES – PART ONE ‘THE FIND’

For as long as I have been into landscape, nature and wilderness photography I have been searching for the perfect gloves for outdoor winter photography. The problem has been that I have struggled to find gloves that are waterproof, yet are thin enough to retain enough ‘feel’ to enable me to use my camera equipment […]

PHOTO OF THE MONTH UPDATED – AND I’M BUGGING OUT!

I am a few days late updating my photo of the month this month but as the proverbial saying goes its better late than never. The photo of the month for June is the recently processed image from Landmannalaugar in Iceland. You can view a higher resolution version of this photograph on my portfolio website […]