Evident And Invisible At Once

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
~Joseph B. Wirthlin

Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):

Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 3200, F5.6, 1/160 sec.
Location: Notre Dame, Paris, France.

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Solitude

solitude

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
~Ram Dass

Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):
Canon EOS 60D, 31mm, ISO 1000, F9, 1/640 sec.
Location: Lake Rotopounamu, Tongariro NP, New Zealand.

Please watch the video below if you are curious what you can actually hear in the forest surrounding this lake:

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New Life

New Life

The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.

Our baby girl Ella was born on August 13. As proud parents, we can hardly wait to show her the world.
Two more feet to travel with us; two more eyes to open up new vistas; two more hands to link us together; one little sunshine to lighten our hearts on the way.

Photo details:
Canon EOS 60D, 50mm, ISO 640, F3.5, 1/50 sec., no flash, turned into B&W using Snapseed.

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You Don’t Want To See Milford Sound Under The Sun

…at least I think so when looking at the photos from my last trip there (June 2014)!

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Champions

Auckland CBD Basketball

Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character.
~Michael Jordan

Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):
Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 1000, F4, 1/8 sec., no filter, no flash.
Panorama out of 6 single shots with the above settings.

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People In Motion Finalist

People in Motion Finalist

My People in Motion submission of the SkyJump in Auckland. Thank you for your support!

I am stoked that my photo made it into the final round of the People in Motion contest on Twenty20. The winner of the contest will be featured in the first Twenty20 book about mobile photography. No need to mention that I would LOVE that!

If you like the photo above I would really appreciate your support. Votings are still open and the winner will be announced on November 12th. So yes, there is not much time and every vote counts. Many thanks everyone!

To vote for my photo please use the following link http://twenty20.com/challenges/people-in-motion?user=ae_i

Edit: I made it! Many thanks to everyone who voted for me.

Weekend Wanderings: Tall Ships & Armageddon

Last weekend was a long weekend here in New Zealand due to Labour Day on Monday the 28th. Unsurprisingly, Auckland’s event planner looked jam-packed while the fabulous weather called for a hike. It’s been a tough choice, but in the end I visited the Tall Ships Festival in the harbour and the Armageddon Expo showcasing the latest video games, sci-fi and manga trends.

Turns out I simply couldn’t resist the charm of the four dwarves from The Hobbit. And I was keen to use the occasion to take a few shots for my events gallery. Please click on the images for a larger view and allow me to refer you to the image titles for more event details.