Viti Levu / Beqa Island
It's not all about the equipment
I had not intended to use my smartphone to produce publishable pictures of Melbourne’s street art.
How Plan B will make you a better photographer
On a photography trip to New Zealand’s South Island, I rented a small camper to drive around the island and to see as many highlights as possible. I found out time is always too short in New Zealand.
When taking photos, never lose concentration
The surf at Bondi happened to be particularly big one day and, as you can see, the waves got very high. But what happened next was unprecedented.
Experiment with reflections and backlighting outdoors
The best light is always early in the morning or late afternoon when the sun is setting.
Busy, busy, busy, lying on the beach
The 15 Cook Islands islands, deep in the Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand, can be divided into two groups. The more remote northern group of six coral atolls are the sort of place where any adventurers will feel right at home, being virtually unexplored as well as scenic.
Go tramping in the land of superlatives
No matter where I go in New Zealand I am surrounded by beauty and silence. New Zealanders are proud of their land and are very environmentally aware. Ten to fifteen percent of the country has been declared protected national parkland.
Finding fauna on South Island
On New Zealand’s South Island, the astounding geology and abundant flora are apparent overall. But where are all the animals?
A glimmering pearl on the chameleon lagoon
Aitutaki, one of the Cook islands, truly is a slice of paradise, its volcanic origin revealed by the 124-meter-high Mount Maungapu.
Wilderness like nowhere else on earth
Nature is the greatest actor on the stage of New Zealand’s South Island – wild, desolate, and yet more varied than the North.
Far away from the worries of the world
After a short hop on the domestic carrier to Atiu, Cook Islands, I am greeted at the airport with a flower necklace.