I was discussing with a friend recently how it is incredible just how quick the years seem to whizz past and yet for both of us this year ended in ways neither of us expected. 
There are so many unexpected changes in circumstance this year but the biggest one of all for me was finding a new town to settle down in. If you had asked me at the start of the year, and many people did just that, when would we stop travelling I would have said at least another 15 years. Thankfully life is not predictable and we end the year not in a caravan but instead a beautiful house, just the right size, with amazing views across the Teviot Valley in Central Otago. Loved every moment of our travels over the last few years but 2019 will bring different photographic challenges and I can't wait. 
I'll continue to bring you a monthly update of what we have been doing. Sometimes the images will be a little artsy as I play with different styles, sometimes they will include local events and naturally there will still be plenty of landscapes to enjoy.
So that's the final entry for 2018, I hope that you too have had a very interesting year and that 2019 will be even better.

I suspect this view will appear in quite a few images, but when that is the view from your deck then it is difficult not to point a camera at it

Film photography has grabbed me again and now I am lucky enough to own the Olympus, a mere 30 years old, and have been very fortunate to have been lent the Pentax. No I've not been messing around with perspective that camera really is a beast!

Cool clouds in the Teviot Valley as the day was drawing to a close

Roxburgh Dam power lines

I love triangles and lots of them silhouetted at Roxburgh Dam

Turned 50 this year so we enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Cargo Brewery, Queenstown....not a bad spot at all

I love this little pull off near Lyebow Lake on the way to Alexandra. I'll gradually explore this area as the seasons change during 2019

Most photographers get annoyed with pylon lines destroying the view. Personally I quite like the way the seemingly march across the landscape

I love heading up this road towards Lake Onslow, the views are spectacular and go on for ever

Fishermans huts at Lake Onslow

One of my film camera images on the road to Lake Onslow

Water makes its way into Lake Onslow

That vista is the reason I love Central Otago, so, so peaceful

Window to the Lake

Another experiment on a different way to explore the schist rock formations that cover the local landscape

At the top of the Butchers Dam Walk looking back along the Clutha River to Alexandra

A trip to a craft brewery led to an opportunity to take a couple of unusual images in the brewing area

Another local winding road leading to yet more new places to see

Trees and a cloud.....just liked it :-)

This particular walk on a very warm day saw us tramping through lots of long grass and carpets of thistles. This sign in disrepair summed up the state of the track perfectly ;-)

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