Last night, aliens took me back to the 60’s and showed me the future… it looked like this! I don’t think I understood what they were trying to tell me…
This is an acrylic painting I did of my son and his then girlfriend, Emily, in 2008.
This is 4 years old… when True Blood first came out I totally loved the first two seasons, haven’t seen the rest, looked like it kind of lost the plot. Anyway, being a Kiwi, I think/thought Anna Paquin totally ruled! This is pencil, something I used to do, but haven’t done for, well, 4 years!
Couldn’t think of a clever title! This is the awesome piece of sculpture on the new roundabout at the entrance to Whanganui. Some people hate it, but there are always haters, I love it. This is the first decent image I’ve taken of it; it’s a bit awkward to photograph as its on a busy highway intersection. This is what I love about photography, the fact that in this image you wouldn’t know there were trucks and cars roaring around me almost constantly, it’s the same place, but here, in photoland, it is quite and contemplative and just plain gorgeous!
Finding yesterdays photo made me remember this one from 3 years ago. I saw this guy (actually more likely a girl) motionless here in the dark, and calmly went and got a big flashlight and came back and she was still there, so I set the light up on her and also used a flash, and this is the result… she’s actually a much darker brown, but looks a beautiful golden brown in the torch beam. She’s a wolf spider.
I just found this while doing an exhaustive search for an entirely different photo… I took this a year ago; it’s a beautiful wolf spider on a wire clothesline. I took this with my trusty Sanyo Xacti… it’s a classic case of photographs telling lies; the spider is not really this colour, it is a soft brown in reality, but because I was looking straight up at a fairly bright sky, in compensating for the brightness, my little Xacti has done something fabulous with the colours of the spider. I love most spiders (: