2014-03-15 Hot Air Ballooning Over Martinborough with Kiwi Balloon Company.

Saturday morning of the Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta and the balloons retuned to Martinborough for the first time in many years… while the weather wasn’t optimal for ballooning it was good enough (and much better than forecast) for 22 out of 23 balloons to lift off and enjoy views of the vineyards below. A good crowd of locals turned out to see it all unfold and were rewarded with some low flying over the town. I was fortunate to have a ride in the Hamilton ZK-UPP balloon flown by Kiwi Balloon Company’s Mark Brown. There were five other passengers along with fellow photographer Mike Heydon aboard and we had a great ride drifting south west of the town. I’ve put a commentary with each photo so am inviting you to scroll through them and take an imaginary voyage!!

Advertisements

2013-12 December delights

Here is last of the best of each month for 2013 – December’s delights…….. thanks for viewing, do like them and follow the blog for updates……. safe journey!

2013-12 Decembers selection….

Gallery

This gallery contains 122 photos.

The final  month of 2013 and what a year… thanks to all who looked. You can look forward to more this year as I head back to Uganda for some exciting adventures with the wonderful people there. Do hit the … Continue reading

2013-11 Novembers People Pictures

Here’s a selection of happy people from November when life wakens up from winter in the Wairarapa… Toast Martin Borough, Pain and Kershaw’s 140th Birthday Party, Barrel racing, a wedding, kids at schools…..  what a life!! 🙂

2013-11 November happens

Nearly at the end of 2013’s pictures. Back in New Zealand with many things happening with the highlights for me being the Pain and Kershaw 140th birthday celebrations, the Barrel Race around the Martinborough Square as a prelude to Toast Martinborough and of course Toast itself!! I can’t leave out the wonderful Armistice Day Airshow in Masterton with the biggest collection of WWI planes in the world owned by Sir Peter Jackson’s The Vintage Aviator. Thanks Wairarapa for all the amazing events in November

2013-10 October in New Zealand

Aside

Well here is my October highlights which commenced with a trip to Muriwai, near Gisborne for the unveiling of my late brother Caley Walker-Smith. Fantastic time on the marae at Muriwai with whanau and friends. The Kokomai Arts Festival had it’s inaugural run during the month and went off and down really well.. congratulations to those who made it happen.. Also had a second unveiling this month for Hoppy – you are missed so much mate!!

Enjoy the images – I’ve included several similar shots or variations so you get an idea of what I see and how I am approaching my photography and creativity.