Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region and thats why we didn’t want to leave it early.
In the next several days we visited “Cape Kidnappers”, Hastings and Napier. We enjoyed our time and the suprisingly high temperatures.
On “helpx” (which works like wwoofing, but does not have to be on organic farms), we found the profil of Rob, an hilarious restaurant owner. “Off The Track” is a very modern restaurant with delectable food and a friendly atmosphere.
It was always fun working for him and interesting to get to know how restaurants work, if you are not a customer.
Especially important to us was, that we had the time and utilities to get some creative photographs.
We always wanted to take some photos with antlers, but could never get some. Luckily Rob gave us stag ones and we were allowed to use them.
It was funny how the people looked at us, carrying this huge head through the nature.
This photo stands for the contrast between life and death. Even though we carry our own death with us from birth, we are afraid of it. No one talks about death and people barely think about it. Can death and beauty be combined?
Another idea we wanted to do was shooting portaits with water drops in the front. Using an old window and some patience (for the drops to form in the right way) we got what we were looking for. “Ages”, represents the act of waiting.
No one likes to wait, but aren’t we waiting for our whole life?
Last but not least, I eventually got a project which challenges me and my accuracy. Photoshop is not too difficult to handle, but cutting out objects is often tough. It gets even worse when doing it with a tiny touchpad on a small netbook. However, here’s “Little Bird”.