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Christopher Stott
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A couple of views from Omana looking towards Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand.  Quick snaps as wifey was walking pretty briskly ... motivated by the idea of ice cream at Maraetai I suspect!
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We saw many of these small "jelly-fish" on the beach.  As it happens, these are not jelly-fish and the probable reason we saw so many is because as a creature the animal is made up of multiple organisms working together.  It's known as a Portuguese man-of-war.  I mentioned this to my son and he thought I had the name wrong ... thinking a man-of-war was a ship of some sort.  Very true, and the possible reason the creature got its name.  The clear bladder you can see in the shot sits above the water and resembles an old warship at full sail.  Curious creatures, but can give you a nasty sting so definitely not something to cuddle up to!
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Malcolm Lakatani at Silvia Park a little earlier today.  Such a wonderful musician.
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Enjoyed a lovely walk yesterday near the Otuataua Stonefields.  As you can see ... it was an evening stroll ;-)
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Just back from Auckland's International Airport.  Quite a pleasant sunset really.
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Driving down the driveway I thought these iris looked interesting.  Hopefully you like them too ;-)
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Looking for locations as I start up a new project.  Here's a shot from O'Neill's Bay on Auckland's west coast.  Quite a lovely day to be honest!
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Thabani Gapara on stage in Auckland a few weeks ago on a very hot and sunny day.
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Once quite a common sight here at Auckland Airport, but sadly not anymore. Amazing, but after watching the various flavours of Airbus and Boeing this old 747 stirred more emotion in me than any of the more modern aircraft.
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Aaradhna out at Manukau's Hayman Park yesterday.  This is tight crop, but still quite retains a fair amount of detail.  Got to love the D800!

If you're curious, there's more details on Aaradhna here ... http://aaradhna.bandcamp.com/
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Music photographer from South Auckland, New Zealand.
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Freelance photographer working with local live musicians as well as enjoying the flora and fauna of New Zealand to produce the images you see here. If you want photographs of your band or yourself - get in touch.

I've been taking photographs for over thirty years. Starting with a half-frame Konica camera loaded with Kodachrome film, everything was a potential subject to be photographed. Nothing has changed since those Konica days as you will see as you look through some of my images here on G+. Images range from rusty car parts through landscapes, sunsets and models to musicians playing live on stage. The two areas of landscape imagery and musicians performing live are the ones that have a special appeal presently, but that doesn’t stop me from taking up the challenge of a new subject matter.

Moving away from film to digital has allowed me to continue to explore my love of black and white imagery but also to investigate new opportunities, such as HDR, that the digital medium provides. Using digital equipment with a range of focal lengths provides more opportunities that those of the old Konica camera, but I still employ the old strategies of getting the image correct in camera rather than relying on post production work.

I was born in England and studied Mathematics at Warwick University where I took full advantage of the University’s darkrooms processing black and white film exposed in my trusty Pentax MX camera. I'm happy to say I still have my old Pentax that I bought in downtown Amman, Jordan back in 1979. However, I now prefer to use a digital SLR and use a computer to edit the images rather than film and the darkroom.

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