Week 21 Product: Imagine your image in a catalog or a magazine. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
I didn’t really get hooked into this one – I am not a technical photographer and really couldn’t be bothered to set something up. For me, if I can’t ‘see’ a photo, then it doesn’t get taken!
However, I did remember taking a photo in the sunshine on our first real campervan trip a few weeks ago. We had bought some really nice vodka the evening before we headed away and decided to take it with us.
We parked up in a tiny, remote campsite in the Whirinaki forest, called The Sanctuary Campsite, 5km down a very washed out metalled road. It was lunch time and since we were there for the night and didn’t have to drive anywhere, we decided to have an aperitif before lunch. I was sitting in the van as Nigel prepared it and when I looked down, the sun was casting shadows of the bottles and the glasses. It isn’t a technically good photo, nor is it even very well composed or framed but I like the clarity of colours and the light. In terms of it being an advertisement, it isn’t really any good either as you can’t see the full name of the distillery! But if you want to check out the Cardrona Distillery, it is well worth it!
The only other ‘product’ type photo opportunity that jumped out at me was the Instagram images I create for Craft Hamilton – a craft beer bar in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is our local haunt and I enjoy creating whacky photos for them!
Here are a couple;
It was the annual Hoptobierfest at Craft Hamilton and Little George today. After a morning in the garden we headed down for a few beers, the Oompah Band and then stayed to see the ABs getting beaten by the Wallabies. Rare thing! Long day! Loved these wee ones dancing to the band. (Band members kids and permission obtained to publish!)
Pleasant evening in the local.
Old souks in their element. Not sure when we got to be our parents! Comfortable in our skins though.
After a day working with teachers I unwound in the pub. Shame the Chiefs didn’t win against the Lions but good to see the hand pull pump finally working.
Easter Monday. Planned to go for a walk but it rained so decided to swap days and work today and play tomorrow. Ended the day with cake and beer!
Cyclone Cook was supposed to hit us full force this afternoon. The amazing and highly addictive tracking thingy had the eye of the storm coming right over the top of us. So we battened down the hatches, got plenty of supplies in and waited. Then we watched it veer off to the east. We had plenty of rain but the wind missed us. In fact, it seemed so uneventful that we headed to the pub for 3 Beer Thursday and spent a cosy few hours playing cribbage! I also managed to get a run in before the rain hit at lunchtime. The river’s up!
A great day working with teachers from the BoP today. A real range of questions, robust conversations and opportunities to share stories. Home just in time to get to Three Beer Thursday at Craft to enjoy a few beers. Spotted this street artist painting a wall on the walk home.
Monday. Workday. Busy day. Travelling day. Morning in Hamilton. Evening in Christchurch. Good to catch up with friends – Kevin (and Ollie and Vera the dogs). Thanks for the company and a new beer venue in Christchurch. Smash Palace -another quirky and wonderful place.