Sunday, April 12, 2009

Weathertop Cows

This shot was take in the limestone country in hinterland behind Port Waikato, about 1 hour south of Auckland. This shot is courtesy of the Snodgrass family who allowed me to stay at their place and take a few photos. 

The photographs on these site (currently 93 pictures) where taken from 2004 - 2007 at and around Port Waikato New Zealand. They reflect a time when I discovered not only this beautiful area of New Zealand, but my passion for photography. All the following images where taken on my Canon 10D using a sigma 15-30 wide angle lens and UV filter.

While my current career and lifestyle don't permit to go out to Port Waikato and take as many photographs as I used to, I hope that these images share the magical light that illuminates one of my favourite areas of the world.


For those interested, this site has gone through a few transitions. For the past few months it has been down - the hosting company went out of business and I didn't have time recreate everything again. I've opted for a simpler approach, instead of building my own site, I would host it on a google blogger account. This way the site is insured to stay up permanent. The site can be accessed by or

For those interested in my photography visit my two other sites: - This is my general photography site, it contains photography from all over New Zealand plus additional countries. Consists primarily of New Zealand Landscape photography - This is my experimental photography site. Here i dive into analogue photography including 35mm, Polaroid and instant photography as well as a few digital shots. Not for all tastes and not to be taken seriously, its reflects more of the quirky fun and the extremely amatuer side of my photography. 

If you are interested in contacting me - please leave a comment in blog here or contact me through email via portwaikato(at) 

beach head

Sunset at the aptly named Sunset Beach in Port Waikato

Tui Beer

Tui Beer Can Port Waikato

Kiwi Teepee

An impromptu shelter at Port Waikato

tree on a rock

tree on a rock in limestone country

Weathertop Base

Weathertop Hollow


second toaster shot.

Feeling Toasty

this is shot i took for fun. I had old toaster i was going to chuck away... i resulted in a couple of silly shots.

The Green Country

The limestone hinterland of Port Waikato

dusk at the port

driftwood during sunset

tree sentinal

Tree skag in the limestone country

the phoenix

black white photo of dead gull at port waikato

Oceans is clogged, needs draino

toilet duck on sunset beach

limestone sentinals

limestone outcrops in port waikato hinterland

wet stick

stick with waterdrops

illuminated grass

Dune grass at dusk

tyre tracks at dusk

tyre tracks at dusk, port waikato

Doggie Tracks

Dog Tracks on Sunset Beach


Seafoam at Portwaikato

Abandoned in the Dunes

rusted station wagon in the Port Waikato Dunes

Weathertop New Zealand

Weathertop Hollow New Zealand

Weathertop Cow

Calf in Port Waikato Limestone Region

What colours today?

Spray Paint Can Port Waikato

Storm Chaser

Tyre tracks on Sunset Beach

Saturday, April 11, 2009

reach for the sky

last in the series

Sky Reacher

second in series

breach the sky

orange gloves + hole in the sky

Dune Fort

Fort fashioned from driftwood

Twisted Roots

twisted roots at banks of the Waikato river

At the River

beach next to the mouth of Waikato River


Sheep - also seen on the homepage of my other site -  The land is owned by a family by the name of Snodgrass. They were very very gracious hosts and the weather was perfect for some of the best shots I have ever taken.