Wedding – Tim & Trudy

Posted in General, Wedding at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

Another wedding this weekend, this time a church wedding at the Mt Albert Methodist Church. No flash was used for the indoor church shots, however that was no issue. The reception was held at the New Lynn bowling club, with some photos taken down at Western Springs, at sunset.



Wedding – Jason & Helen

Posted in General, Wedding at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

This past weekend, saw another local wedding of Jason & Helen at the Band Rotunda, Albert Park. Followed by a reception at the Mandarin Seafood Restaurant.


Earthrace – Boat of the Future

Posted in General, Motorsport, Travel at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

The record bidding jetboat, Earthrace, powered on 100% biodiesel has collided with a fishing vessel in central America. Earthrace planned to circumnagivate the world in 65 days.

Here’s a few photos from mid 2006 whilst she was berthed in the Viaduct:


Wedding – Angela & Steve – The Brigham & Whenuapai Air Base

Posted in Aviation, General, Wedding at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

Angela and Steve had a stunning wedding in the gardens of the Brigham in Whenuapai. Followed by a Monarch butterfly release, and fun photos later at the airforce base, on a P3 Orion (NZ4206).  The weather and lighting were perfect, to capture those lifetime memories.

The full gallery can be viewed at: www.warrenwilliams.co.nz/weddings/london


Motuihe Island – Hauraki Gulf

Posted in General, Landscape, People, Travel at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

Spent a day at Motuihe Island, planting trees, and enjoying a BBQ and some sport games. Some good volunteering fun.


Wellington – Surf’s Up

Posted in Aviation, People, Sport, Travel at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

My last day in Wellington, involved catching up with Bob Leask and Will Mallinson – two fellow aviation enthusiasts. Started off, where-else, but the airport. We soon drove around to Lyall Bay – still next to the airport, and checked out the surf which was rolling through.

We then proceeded to parliament, however weren’t able to take cameras in, so decided to go to the cable car instead.

The weekend drew to an end, returned the camera gear to Tim, and took the 6pm flight back to Auckland. Waved goodbye to the pristine weather in Wellington, and hello to the thunderstorm over the Manukau harbour on our final approach to Runway 05R at Auckland International.


Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted in Animals, Aviation, General, People, Travel at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

Kitted with Tim’s 20D and 17-55mm f2.8 IS lens and my own Sigma 120-300mm, I made the attempt to find something interesting to do. Walked along to the information centre, grabbed some brochures, and was off for a quick read. I had my eyes fixed on the Seal visit, but seemed rather expensive, and had seen some in Kaikoura, in late 2005, so wasn’t too worried about seeing them. Decided to check out the wildlife sanctuary up in Karori.

Before heading East, took a quick stroll around Frank Kitts Park, and Te Papa…

A quick 10 min bus ride (yeah Wellington is very small ;)) – and I was already there. Surprisingly the air was still.

Soon through the entrance, I met a young German couple, Daniel & Annalena (hello!) – www.dspiecker.com

Here are just a few of the birds I stumbled across:

After walking for 6 hours practically non stop, decided it was time to head back.


Wellington – Arrival

Posted in Aviation, General, People at 6:00 pm by Warren Williams

I was originally to fly to Blenheim for a wedding in the Marlborough Sounds, however this wedding was postponed, so still took the flight for a weekend away to see friends in Wellington. Travelling light, I left my Digital SLR equipment at home, and took a Fuji point and shoot camera instead – this led to some improvisation.

Bob Leask – www.musice.co.nz 

The second half of the day, met up with another photography friend, Tim Wild (www.wildphotography.co.nz)

He was kind enough to lend me use his camera gear for the weekend.