On Saturday we met up at the Extreme Indoor Karting track in East Tamaki.
Henward (the Stag) took on 80 laps by himself while the rest of the guys split into teams of 2. After an hour or so of some hardcore driving, a few crashes and one wrecked kart, the drivers pulled into the pits to carry on the rest of the night.
Here’s an action shot of Henward tackling the merging corner
I re-revisited this image. I wanted to remove some of the foreground bits that were a bit distracting :) I think it worked quote nicely… I so want to get this printed nice ‘n’ big… just have to convince the Wife hehe
This is one of the restaurants at the Museum (the cheaper one). Our friends were not all that impressed by the prices, but being tourists we thought they were reasonable. Moral of the story… take a picnic yourself and enjoy the landscaped garden.
Its an amazing Museum with some outstanding views of the city. We were there in January with some local friends. It was a great sunny day, perfect for capturing the nice smoggy layer over the city. Its actually quite pretty despite being really bad for the environment…
The garden you see is really nice to wander around and relax or sit down in the shade and appreciate the view. There is a neat little stream that wends its way down a path to the big water feature maze thing you can see above.
Today I was home sick with a nasty head cold / sore throat. I read pretty much the entire Stuck in customs book by Trey Ratcliff. I wasn’t up to going out to take new photos so found some old brackets of this gate. I did an HDR of it about a year ago… but it was lacking something. So I cropped it so it is no longer slanted and used the awesome shadowmapping tutorial from Scott Wyden.
A friend of ours, Gillian, was keen to do a trash the dress shoot some time. So Rachel pulled out her wedding dress and Gill found her nice red bridesmaid dress and we all headed to Long Bay Beach.Theres more at http://richardvanw.blogspot.com/