18 Feb 2014: As I write the Winter Olympics are in full swing at Sochi in Russia and there are Wanaka locals competing, the son and daughter of a good friend [Lyndon Sheehan for NZ and Amy Sheehan for Aust.], and quite a few acquaintances I catch up each austral winter at the nearby Snow Farm nordic ski area.
As a local at the Snow Farm and a photographer I’m able to often get in good positions to get images of the athletes, but I’ve found it a very demanding task with a steep learning curve, as they move so fast and it’s so bright.
As mentioned above getting these images is not easy, and therefore I’ve taken quite an interest in this article below that outlines the process right from being near the action right through to how the image is then published within seconds, and it is going on right now in Sochi >>
Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here’s how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn.
This past Tuesday in Sochi, Shaun White attempted…
Hi, especially if you’re new here! It’s the first blog post on this new photography stock image nz library shop.
During the week I uploaded a couple images of some old historic buildings I’m quite happy about. It all came about because I regularly do conservation volunteer work with New Zealand’s Dept of Conservation, and on this occasion the task was to check trapping lines put in place to protect colonies of very rare [and endangered] species of Grand and Otago Skinks.
Both species are unique to Otago, and are two of New Zealand’s rarest reptiles and are “Nationally Critically Endangered” and could be extinct within 10 years unless something is done like predator proof fences further to the east of where I live in Wanaka. Pockets exist in Otago from near the east coast to Lakes Hawea and Wanaka, and in the Lindis Pass area to the north, which is where we went to a known colony.
Hi, I’m Donald and LikeMinds.co.nz has been a long time project and
dream to share a few images and thoughts.
I like to write, but then again photography adds another dimension
and to be honest when I’m a bit tired it’s easier to publish a picture or two,
and well… a picture is worth a thousand words.
As of Feb 2014 this site is very new and I’m still working through optimising it.
I’ve built the functionality into it to handle images from other people and can have names listed in
menus etc. so a particular author’s work can be found.
Maybe send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss it further if you’re keen to
display/sell work thanks