14 In nz/ travel


i rented a lens today…
a Very Nice lens. then froze up. (performance anxiety at it’s finest)
i expected all my images to be A.MAZ.ING (and they weren’t)
i questioned my sanity
and my place in the world
(this became BIGGER than being just about my photography skills)
spent time vocalising some of my angst
and internalising the rest
i drank wine, toasting an absent friend
i wandered familiar paths
and found some new ones
and ended the day taking my favourite photograph of the whole day.
which i would love to share with you
so here it is; my gift to you…

how has your day been friends?

sunset, owhiro bay, wellington (unedited: this is what it really looked like i swear)

  • jaime
    21/01/2011 at 06:43

    Absolutely STUNNING.

  • Emily
    24/12/2010 at 10:25

    you’re doing bad things to me ~ making me want to hop on a plane already! though, of course, given our weather i might have a little trouble escaping big ol’ london right now ;)

  • Amy
    20/12/2010 at 22:59

    wow! I believe you! I have some unedited sunset photos that are similarly spectacular. =)

  • Angie
    16/12/2010 at 22:15

    Gorgeous photo – what a stunning sunset!
    And don’t worry about that silly lens, you are a fantastic photographer!
    PS – I have the 85mm f/1.8 you can play with when you’re back, to compare

  • Holly
    16/12/2010 at 10:31

    too long. fairly pleasant. I’m tired of working on this paper and want to sleep.

  • Paul D
    16/12/2010 at 08:48

    A simply gorgeous photo chick… love your work :-)

  • Catherine
    16/12/2010 at 05:34

    Thats beautiful, it almost makes me want to live in Owhiro Bay again
    Though now I love Christchurch, too
    (Don’t show too many pohutukawa shots, OK? Or I will really get homesick for Wellington :) )

    Hope you feel better tomorrow

  • James
    15/12/2010 at 21:30

    Awesome shot Leonie, if you had a creative block i wouldn’t know it from this photo.

  • Ashley
    15/12/2010 at 20:25

    What a gorgeous photo!
    I’ve put off renting any special camera lenses for this reason, because I’d be afraid to spend the money only to find the muse isn’t there. Also, I’m cheap. :)

  • sas
    15/12/2010 at 19:44

    oh i remember that view!
    stunning, love.

  • katherine
    15/12/2010 at 14:55

    WHOA…what a picture! Seems kinda worth the moans & groans of earlier in the day.

    And I too can totally relate…when I got some Holga film developed, I was sure I’d taken a million groovy pictures, only to realize the majority weren’t all that. Just makes it all the more sweet to get the beauty like this picture here!

  • and flowers pick themselves
    15/12/2010 at 14:40

    oh, i know exactly what you mean! when i got my first DSLR recently, i expected every shot to be frame worthy. and when they aren’t, its hard not to get a little frustrated.

    this photo is really splendid :)

    xo Alison

  • Karen Travels
    15/12/2010 at 11:19

    Love this photo!!

    The sun hasn’t ever rised here on my Dec 15th!!

  • bella
    15/12/2010 at 09:42

    We had a gorgeous sunset yesterday, so yours MUST have been this amazing. I remember looking at it yesterday and thinking how beautiful it must look next to an ocean. Now I know ;)
    I’m sorry you had a hard day. I hope that it’s passed ~and if not~ I hope that you tread gently. xo