February 22nd, 2010 §
Came upon this scene last night. Very frightening for home owners evactuated on Gloaming Hill, Titahi Bay. A big loss for conservation too as the fire took out a huge area of regenerating forest in the Conservation area. The fire had the potential to sweep up a final hill into the residential area in the high winds.
Click to see the full panorama image detail. Gloaming Hill far left, yachts moored in Porirua Harbour centre, and lights of Plimmerton far right. 1.5km fire front at one stage. Teen charged with arson this morning.
UPDATE: Wellington’s DomPost newspaper has just licensed this image to run across a page tomorrow (23 Feb 2010). Keep an eye out.
February 8th, 2010 §
I’m doing a lot of commercial helicopter photo work at the moment, mainly for Tourism New Zealand. I want to take you along behind the scenes in Fiordland New Zealand, on a job I just got home from. Spectacular! Things don’t go as forecast so it’s an interesting day with some interesting sights and some interesting blokes. You have to watch this:
The day started in a run of perfect weather, but mysteriously a thick layer of fog/cloud filled Fiordland making filming tough for myself (stills photog) and the HD Cineflex video helicopter team to operate. What happens next?
You’ll see a lot of the equipment we use, several helicopters, and… > > > Continue reading : full post + comments > > >
February 3rd, 2010 §
Rob had a great long interview with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National yesterday. Have a listen here to hear Rob speak about his new book, life and some of his great adventures.
Any thoughts? Rob would love to hear your feedback!
February 1st, 2010 §
Just put together a video slide show of Majestic New Zealand book we’d like to share:
***Rob is being interviewed on New Zealand National Radio, 2 Feb 2010 at 10.05am, about this book and his travels. Tune in and listen live, or by archive. > > > Continue reading : full post + comments > > >