Sunday, 8 April 2012

By the trail of the moon...

happy easter time, but i want to share, not a chocolate egg, but a different kind of feast with you.
one for your eyes....

The moon was at it's fullest on Saturday, lighting up the night sky.

Maybe it was because of this and some innate animal instinct that made me say - "Hey Gilly, lets go for a drive & have an adventure"

I would like to say it was a quiet night but the evening wind drifted the energetic voices & stomps of the kapa haka (kapa meaning 'group and haka refers to a Māori dance) from the local high school...

We have a good vantage point and it feels electric up the hill. I knew it! It was worth venturing out!

Eager for exploring, with me in tow, we head to the Omapere pier...Gilly says it can be good fishing by the trail of the moon.

The pier is empty...calm reigns!

Rod in the water, there are a few bites, but in the dark its hard to see whats really going on the edge...

Even at this time of the day there is one thing your eye is drawn can't escape from it in the Hokianga.

The dunes seem to just glow in the moonlight...but we have to keep going. Our appetite for night adventures still not sated.

Another pier with a jetty, this time we are not alone, but that only adds to the warmth in the glow of the street lights.

Its busy on the roads, cars keep cruising by, a flood of beams hit me & I feel like a cat burglar who's been caught in the act...

The waves roll on in displaying subtle shades of night. A never ending mexican wave. A call to action, but finally we concede to the night.

It's time to go home.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

capturing those special & mrs davis

I feel lucky...

Lucky to have witnessed these moments.

All those people who have opened their lives and encouraged me to step inside (with my camera)....thank you so much...

The happy moments are truly humbling.

Alice and Boyd are a lovely couple who asked me to take a few shots of their special day.

Made all the more special because of their life long friends who happened to be visiting from overseas...
So after 15 years together having met in high school they decided to throw a wedding in 2 weeks.

A wedding planners nightmare right, well not for them,their friends and family who all came on board to help out...

and precisely from that emerged an atmoshphere  so relaxed and together you couldn't help but feel part of the family.

the lovely groom - Boyd
the beaming bride - Alice

With no doubt in my mind, may the happy moments just continue on, always.

This is my tribute to both of you & Hane! xxx

x x x csilla