Street Photography

06 January 2024

I have been recently been spending more time trying to improve my street photography. Check out my previous video on a couple of books that have helped me a lot . That video was partly shot in the book store below.

Here are some examples of recent attempts at the craft of Street Photography starting with my favourites and descending to the ones that couldn’t quite make it (gallery two). I included lots of images for Holiday viewing knowing you are getting bored with the summaries of what happened in 2023 or whats going to happen in 2024.

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Gallery One

Gallery Two

Hong Kong Food

Hong Kong has such a variety of food and one block in Mongkok can exhibit many iterations of past, present and future?

The picture above looks like a coffee place but it is selling tea of many different brews and varieties. I’m not knowledgeable enough to appreciate it, but the locals love it.

The picture below deserves explanation. If a picture needs explanation then it has already failed from a street photography point of view. But I took this picture for fun as the building houses food or animals representing different species. We all know McDonalds, there’s fish, goose, beetle and unbeknownst to me, until translated by my wife, are a whole variety of different cats written in different coloured neon (the top left). This is a pet shop not a restaurant. Couldn’t see any reptiles though…..Maybe next year there might be a restaurant serving snake.




12 September 2023

Glenorchy, that mythical place at the end of the line as far as my journey was planned. Its how I like it, quiet, and being at peace with the grandeur of Mt Aspiring national park. As far as images for landscape photographers it all here folks. Fortunately most overseas tourists don’t spend much time here as the magnetic hubris of Queenstown keeps them there circling like moths around the brightest town in the Southern lakes. This is the total opposite to Tekapo which is part of the dark sky reserve. Glenorchy is also very dark at night with the milky way beckoning us to imagine infinity and beyond. Space the final frontier. Well that’s what I said to the hobbit standing beside me.




The West Coast


“Ride the Highway West Baby……..The West is the Best”

I don’t think Jim Morrison of the Doors had Hokitika in mind but what better lyrics could describe my passion for the West Coast. Just ignore the rest of the lyrics especially the F words and kill words. “This is the End” title is also appropriate as the Haast pass was closed . It was the end . That is when I decided to take the 900km detour backwards to Glenorchy. See “Worth the Detour”. No I didn’t have the car in reverse.

1. Lake Ianthe
2. Gillespies Beach
3. Franz Josef Glacier
4. Fox Glacier
5. Fox Glacier