Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snow Scuplting


Here is the last day of the Snow Sculpting Competition here at Breckenridge :)
Its taken them about 5 days to get this far! pretty cool!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The pools that come with our condo :) Yes they are surrounded by snow... yes its cold and icy... yes we had a dip in the hot tub, at night. 
From Honeymoon



The view of the mountain today over Maggies pond.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunset at Breckenridge


From Honeymoon

Rach and I went wandering yesterday afternoon to find a good place to take a shot of the sun setting over Breck. It seems to set about 5pm every night, almost like clockwork!

Just as our toes were starting to protest about standing in the snow for so long while we waited for the sun to dip below the mountain, I saw this horse and cart emerge around the corner I pounced on my remote and got this shot. 


Once the shutter released I quickly packed up my tripod and camera and we headed off to D'vine Wine for some tastings. Great evening!!!

Todays walk at Breck

This snowman needs to lay off the pies
From Honeymoon

Snow sculpting. This is going to be a castle that kids can play on.


Rach trying to shake hands with the sculptors dog. It looked like a small bear!


Riding the Gondola up to peak at to go on the Gold Runner Coaster


Rach jumping in snow while we wait for the Gold Runner Coaster (It didnt open though)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday skiing at Breck




Looking down from the lift at peak 8


A segment of the panoramic shot

Monday, January 24, 2011

Breck Panorama

Heres a shot from this mornings skiing at Breckenridge. Its a panoramic stitch of 4 shots from my iphone4.
(click the picture for a bigger image)

From Skiing on our honeymoon

Friday, January 21, 2011

A walk around Breckenridge



Heres a few photos from todays walk around the town today. For more photos goto: Honeymoon Album


Rachel in the snow on the 'sidewalk'


Coffee at 9600 feet




uuhhhmmmmm I think we need to get used to the 1/3 regular oxygen first ;)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Start of our Honeymoon :) the LA leg

Heres a few quick shots from the start of our honeymoon.


Some trucks that tow planes around at Auckland Airport


"We took a trip to Garden Grove" ok we drove past but it was cool.


Rach staring out over the cliff at the San Diego Sunset. Simon Freeman took us to see it :) It was amazing. Smog is pretty


Us at the cliff top watching the sun set


Statue near the Naval base where Simon has an office. We saw cool naval stuff there.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Here are a few photos from Monday night at the beach. It was my sister-in-laws birthday so we had a barbeque at Long Bay.


A few versions of this couple staring out to sea.





Aaralyn with her cheeky grin for the camera.


My 'Jandals' is the sand

Perry Trotter - Wedding Photographer

http://www.facebook.com/Perry.Trotter.Photography

Sweet our wedding photographer made a facebook page! He's a great guy and a great photographer.

His website is: http://perrytrotter.com/

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Summer + White wine = goodness

Here's some nice Esk Valley Sauv. It's a great fruity wine and so easy to drink I managed to finish a bottle with my wife last night. It was nice to have a cold wine as normally we drink red.

I like how the trellis on the deck creates a nice texture with the shallow Depth of field.





The wrapper of an After Dinner Mint with my empty wine glass. We couldnt be bothered getting up to turn a light on as we watched TV and drank good wine:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Browns Bay Kite surfers


Click Image for video

We wandered down to the beach tonight on our quest for some semblance of fitness. The wind was strong but warm enough that it didn't bother my delicate constitution.

I missed a guy jump a couple of metres in the air but it was still cool!!!

Luckily I had my trusty iPhone4 with me.
Heres a photo:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wow great story and great photos!

Click this: Vivian Maier - Street Photographer for a video about the story behind this lady.
Or goto the blog: http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/


With Images like this:


... its amazing she was never 'discovered' or shared any of her photos.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Erin's awesome super reflective shiny hat of awesomeness


Erin won this hat in some kind of twisted Pinata game. It has retractable glasses and has the same relfective properties as an oil slick.

Here is Karin showing just how cool the hat is:

From Tumblr

Here is Erin demonstrating the extreme style that the retractable glasses provide:
From Tumblr


Saturday, January 1, 2011




I started out intending to take a photo each day but that became pretty difficult so I changed to posting one of my photos everyday. Here are the ones I didn't misplace :)

Last year at a glance

Check out the 365 photos I have posted over the last year.

http://richardvanw.tumblr.com/archive

The sun has set on 2010 and a new dawn greets us with a warm embrace



The sky this week put on some good displays. Here is one I shot through our window by the front door. The cat tried to help but just ended up putting her wet nose in my ear... not so pleasant.

I figured a sunset shot would be fitting for my last photo of the year :)
Its weird to think its over... I don't have to find/take a photo to post each day.

I am going to go ahead with my photo per week idea and post a weekly photo that was actually taken that week as opposed to my photo per day that I have taken whenever.