Phew, that has been a busy month. I got home late yesterday after a week in Glen Murray on the North Island; more on that later, and realised I have only spent five nights at home in the last six weeks!
The start of the month finished off the last few days of my trip to Christchurch to work with some of my students. Seeing the excitement on one particular students face at the realisation of how light is controlled with flash makes what I do totally worthwhile and I look forward to taking them further on their journey during next year.
Middle of October was spent at our favourite home away from home in Queenstown. We are very lucky to have a friend who travels extensively and has the most beautiful dog and home that needs looking after. Plenty of stormy days on this trip with some very cold days and more snow than we had seen for most of the winter. On one particularly weird weather day it all suddenly became calm late in the evening and there was an eerie silence as the clouds cleared to reveal a beautiful night sky and the lake like a mirror. If you are struggling to imagine what I was seeing for a few hours don't worry as one of my favourite images from this month will show you.
The final part of the month was spent on the North Island at Thundercross Valley Dirt Bike Park www.thundercrossvalley.co.nz at Glen Murray which is an idyllic spot in the middle of nowhere between Auckland, Hamilton and Raglan. I had a wonderful week catching up with James and Mandy who I met while we toured the North Island in our caravan a few years ago and it was a pleasure to be able to help them with some new photography for the park. I am really very proud of what I've created for them this week so I have unashamedly devoted quite a few of this months images to them :-)