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Michael Jeans wedding photographer

Bridal bouquet, 1349 18/12/2010, Pauanui, New Zealand

I photographed a wedding this afternoon. I found out about this by text – an SOS from a friend – at 08:24:40. Here’s the bride’s bouquet at 1349. I will tell you all about it. Later. A link to a small gallery of photos of said wedding. Updated 8/3/2011.

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Te Awamutu Waipa District Whanau

Talking with Sacha, Pokuru, Te Awamutu

Kees talking to Sacha in Hamilton

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Te Awamutu

Kakepuku from Budden Road, Pokuru, Te Awamutu

Kakepuku from Budden Road, Pokuru, Te Awamutu

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Hamilton NZ

Portobello Microbrewery beer & pixels

Beer and photography

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Hamilton NZ

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Published: 28/11/2010

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NZ Gardens Taranaki

Abbie Jury | A hot, dry autumn in Spain and Portugal

Abbie has just returned from a trip through Spain and Portugal.

The olive plantations looked to be corporate farming, much as our dairy farming is headed. The era of the small family farm appeared to be over in much of the countryside that we passed through. Often there were no residences visible for considerable distances and no indications of boundaries to suggest the smaller holdings of old. It was interesting to reflect on the debate at home regarding lifestylers populating our countryside. We had been discussing it before I left and came to the conclusion that, on balance, small holdings and lifestyle blocks add a welcome diversity to the countryside.

The ubiquitous date palm was everywhere in the south of Spain and Portugal Clipping the street plantings of orange trees to lollipops in Cordoba The cordyline australis had seen better days on the Algarve but had done well at some stage to reach this size

Photos: Abbie Jury | read Abbie’s column

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Tauranga

Portraiture – truth or fiction?

Hannah - princess dress

Hannah - lights

Photo credit: Michael Jeans / Joanna Rushton.

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Hamilton NZ

Bright day deep shadows and a frost tonight

Collins Road, Melville, Hamilton

I took two photographs today; this is the better. We were talking in the week  – digital v film – how easy it is to get the runs with digital – image capture diarrhoea – too much too easily. I struggle always to be less precious in my image making. Everything here is intentional – the wonky horizon line, the mucking about with thirds, the perspective. That there is a water bottle sitting in the middle of it all – I have just noticed – simply underlines the bad working practise I more often than not indulge myself in – getting the acquisition / edit thing all back to front – less is more. See the image, make / take the photo, move on – it’s not that hard really. This is one of the most satisfying images I have taken in a long while. Time from seeing to taking about 90 seconds – I had to turn the car around! This is so Waikato – I obviously should get out more.

Collins Road construction site on the western edge of Hamilton city, New Zealand.

This is very funny.

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Hamilton NZ

Front lawn Ruakiwi Road, Hamilton, New Zealand

Ruakiwi Road Hamilton New Zealand

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New Zealand Taranaki

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Womad Taranaki

Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

I spend a brief seven or so hours at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth today. A delightful time of relaxing, people watching and music. Surprisingly not that much photo making. Highlight for me is the band of brothers – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – wonderful. Yes, there are some photos here.

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Family Hawkes Bay

Party decorations

Party decorations

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Family Hawkes Bay

Zen garden

Zen garden

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Photographs Photography

Best of New Zealand Geographic Photographic Exhibition

Best of New Zealand Geographic Photographic ExhibitionStopping in Taupo for lunch today I notice the rather large ‘rustic’ and somewhat surreal sign for the Best of New Zealand Geographic Photographic Exhibition. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit the exhibition which I understand was showing close by at the Taupo Great Lakes Centre.

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Hamilton NZ

Touched – an installation by Adrienne Grant


Inspired in part by a quote by Jane Addams (1860-1935)

There is nothing so fraught with significance as the human hand

Performance by Yolanda Canardo-Galve.

10/2/2010 School of Media Arts, Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology | Te Kuratini o Waikato), Hamilton NZ.

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Hamilton NZ

Stage Hamilton Lake Domain Hamilton NZ

Stage Hamilton Lake Domain Hamilton NZ

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Hamilton NZ

The Verandah Hamilton Lake Domain Hamilton NZ

The Verandah Hamilton Lake Domain Hamilton NZ

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Hamilton NZ NZ Gardens

Te Parapara Maori Garden Hamilton Gardens NZ

Te Parapara Maori Garden Hamilton Gardens NZ

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Bay of Plenty Photography

The Nikon F90X

Joanna Rushton
Jo has had a rough time of late – and today wasn’t the greatest. Jo wants to pursue photography (with the rationed school time she has at her disposal) through her art. The 90X was retired in 2005 after a full life as a professional camera from new in 1999 or thereabouts. After some too-ing and fro-ing on Facebook and a quick look at what’s on offer on TradeMe – we decide this the best option and a good match.

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King Country

Pio Pio Post Office

ex Post Office Pio Pio

Pio Pio Pio Pio

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Taranaki

Urenui Four Square

Urenui Four Square

The rather stunning Ngakoti Street entrance to Urenui Four Square (known to me as ‘Dunbars’ from 1990s Urenui times) pretty flash for a corner shop.

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Bay of Plenty Cambridge NZ

Waihi

Waihi

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Bay of Plenty Whanau

Music for Tracey

Tracey's birthday party

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Thames Valley NZ

Puriri Hotel

10:27AM

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Thames Valley NZ

Matatoki hall

10:19AM

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Thames Valley NZ

5 Princes Street Paeroa

09:55AM

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Thames Valley NZ

Paeroa Post Office

09:53AM

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Waikato

St Mathew’s Morrinsville New Zealand

8:57AM

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Leamington NZ

Journeys 5/09/2009

7:06AM

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Hamilton NZ

Fly My Pretties

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Cambridge NZ Te Awamutu Waikato Waipa District

Wondering about Waipa?

Cambridge and Leamington combined form one of two major population centres within Waipa District, the other is Te Awamutu. Here are some stats from the localcouncils.govt.nz website. The Waipa District Council website. Waipa is one of the twelve district councils of the Waikato Regional Council or as it is more commonly known and branded Environment Waikato.

Above Waipa District Council HQ building on Bank Street Te Awamutu viewed from Teesdale Street just beyond the cenotaph on Anzac Green to the left. Yes, that is a kauri in the centre of the photograph.

Check this out.

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Waipa District

St Paul’s Church, Rangiaowhia

St Paul's Church, Rangiaowhia
St Paul’s Church, Rangiaowhia

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

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NZ Gardens

Abbie’s letter from England

From jury.co.nz and in today’s Taranaki Daily News Abbie’s fortnightly column – from Cornwall. (Abbie’s Stuff archive).


Photograph: Abbie Jury

The line up of allotments down the road from our London hosts near High Barnet used to look very tatty and unloved when I first looked at them 18 years ago. Not so today.

Abbie Jury

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Family Waipa District

Electric fence stories

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Waipa District

Kakepuku & a ha-ha

The day after the shortest day.

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Waikato Waipa District

Kaka at Maungatautari Ecological Island


Feeding the Kaka (there are three in this photo – all nibbling on peanuts) at the aviary in the Southern Enclosure within the Maungatautari Ecological Island, this afternoon, Tuesday the 17th of March 2009. Feeding times are 9:30am and 3:30pm daily. BTW MEIT are running a naming competition for these lovable characters. You can enter here – SUBJECT: KAKA COMPETITION.

Have a look here to see how to get there. Or download this MEIT map [PDF].

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Waikato Waipa District

T John Marshall

Who should we see as we enter the MEIT Southern enclosure on our way to see the Kaka being fed. Well – we saw Gloria first – John hoving into sight a moment later. Lovely to see them.

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Waikato Waipa District

Tree enclosed shed

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Hamilton NZ NZ Gardens YouTube

Greg Locke

The Trons creator, manager, mechanical engineer & musician Greg Locke during this morning’s performance of the band, one of four held today Sunday the 22nd of February 2009, at Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Children’s Day. Great fun.

From YouTube

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Hamilton NZ NZ Gardens

The Trons at Hamilton Gardens

The anticipation, the excitement – the music. It’s been a busy week for Hamilton band The Trons. In Wellington for the Fringe and Webstock and now today at Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival (four performances). The Trons next perform on Sunday the 1st of March at Waikato Museum of Art and History Open Day – at noon.

More Links:  New Zealand Fringe Festival page. The Trons very own soon to be website. The Trons Wipipedia entry. BTW seems the museum website is down as well.

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Contemporary American garden

Relaxed while all about the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival participates.

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Hamilton NZ NZ Gardens

Hamilton Gardens this morning

The Hamilton Gardens website appears to have crashed. An alternative round up of what’s on offer is here.

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Waipa District

A trip to Te Awamutu

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz