It's actually a while back - two weeks or so - but we got hit by one after another.
As beautiful as it looks in my photos, it's still very serious for people in other parts of New Zealand. My thoughts are with those who are concerned.
Please stay safe, people, and stay warm and dry.
14/04/2014, 00:15 AM, my normal creative time...
Wellington waits for the Cyclone to strike, Bay of Plenty and other parts of New Zealand are already in state of emergency, Auckland soon to follow.
It's supposed to me the worst Weather Event in 50 years.
Stay safe New Zealand, don't go out if no need to, and I hope you all got food, water and batteries enough to sit it out if needed.
As already mentioned in my last post, 2016 was a challenging year for some of us, including me.
Major decisions had to be made, not the least ones were concerning my career and my way to go from there.
I believe I made the right choices, as I met some beautiful, inspiring people. This means, in front of my lens as much as behind it, awesome clients and friends who support me on my journey.
Sadly, I also had to say good bye to some people forever, and I don't only mean all those Celebrities who passed away this year. I also think of those Friends, Brothers, Sisters, Mums and Dads who passed, unacknowledged by public media. They are by far a bigger loss for us, who were directly connected with them.
I wish all of you a great and successful 2017 without regrets. I wish you manage to follow your dreams as I did, and I want to see all of you well and happy next year.
By the way, I took this Photo in 2014...
NOW GO CELEBRATE
2016 has been a busy year, with many surprises, a lot of changes, good events and bad ones too.
I hope you are all well, and I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and successful new year 2017.
Let's get into the Christmas Spirit... The real one, not the Coca-Cola-Santa-Consumer-Version. Let's share Love and Respect for each other, and maybe help those who are vulnerable and worse off than ourselves!
So, merry Christmas to all my Clients, Friends, Family and everyone who might read this post.
This Christmas Tree was the last one I ever had in Germany. This was taken 2009 on Christmas Eve, at my Parent's place.
As all the World knows by now, we had an earthquake last night, as well as several strong aftershocks, a few hundred minor aftershocks.
Wellington has been rather lucky, as far as I know, most damage is glass and stuff fallen from shelves etc.
Sad news, there have been two deaths I know of so far, and down in Kaikoura area conditions are quite harsh. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and those who lost so much down there.
There are still strong aftershocks to be felt even here in Wellington and other areas of the country, I hope this will stop soon, so all those people get a rest, it will be a great deal more scary down South.
Stay safe my friends, see that you got some food, water etc in your emergency packs.
My Print Provider Pixelpaint asked me to write an Article about Panorama Photography on their Website a while ago.
I thought I might post this here as well.
Click on the screenshot below to get to the Article.
Composites allow to entirely change the appearance and mood of a picture.
The underlying picture in this one is a panoramic photo, composed of 26 single shots in two rows. I also used two older shots of the full moon, changed the color of the sky.
The result likes from another Planet.
My latest Photo composite is now Banner Image on Wellington Today Facebook Page.
The New Zealand Chocolate Festival (Te Papa Museum, Wellington) will showcase a vast array of chocolate and culinary experiences! Chocolate treats galore await you at this festival of pure indulgence.
The finest chocolatiers and chocolate makers create exquisite masterpieces and delightful treats. Savour the finest freshly handcrafted chocolates. Watch culinary experts demonstrate the skill of working with chocolate and taste their exquisite creations. Give in to the allure of the chocolate fountain and enjoy so many other chocolate temptations. Stimulate all your senses and perhaps even get your hands a little dirty.