A1GP Final Round – Brands Hatch

Posted in Motorsport, People, Sport at 8:01 pm by Warren Williams

With the scheduled last round of Mexico being cancelled due to the current swine flu pandemic, Brands Hatch was brought up as the final round, with three teams still in the running for the title. However Ireland’s Adam Carroll had other feelings, by storming through to clinching both wins from pole position, and the title for Team Ireland.

Here’s some highlights from the weekend, with link through to the gallery of 150 shots, featuring A1GP action, grid girls and support races.

A1GP Team New Zealand
A1GP Team New Zealand driven by Earl Bamber

A1GP Grid Girl Team New Zealand
Grid girl for Team New Zealand

A1GP Grid Girl Team Great Britain
Great Britain Grid Girl

A1GP Team USA Brands Hatch
Team USA during Qualifying

Porsche GT3 Spins at Brands Hatch
Left rear wheel collapses on exit of turn one of this Porsche GT3

A1GP Pit Crew
Team Mexico practicing pit stops shortly before a race

Adam Carroll - Team Ireland A1GP in cockpit
Adam Carroll concentrating before the important feature race

Team USA on Grid
Team USA on the grid – note the steep lateral incline on track

Team USA - JR Hildebrand on the grid of Brands Hatch
Team USA – JR Hildebrand on the grid

A1GP New Zealand Brands Hatch

A1GP South Africa on Grid Brands Hatch
South Africa’s A1GP car on grid

First lap carnage with the Indian car

Final race of weekend, fun historics

The full gallery can be viewed: www.warrenwilliams.co.nz/a1gp


Primrose Hill – London Photography Meetup

Posted in General, Landscape, People at 10:00 pm by Warren Williams

Primrose Hill was the starting scene for the 8th London Photography meetup group, that I was hosting for a walk and shoot around London. After meeting at Chalk Farm, and ascending Primrose Hill (not exactly that high!), we wandered through  neighbouring Regent’s Park before venturing into the pub for a drink and meal. Later in the evening, a few who remained practiced some off camera flash lighting in Leake Street, with the known Waterloo Graffiti, before watching the sun go down behind Westminster.

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Click to watch HD video, captured with a Canon 5D II

Standing bright in yellow

Leake Street Graffiti Can
Leake Street




Thames River, London
South Bank

Westminster Big Ben Sunset
House of Parliament as the sun goes down

Wireless off camera lighting (under railing)

London off camera flash
Neal again with some more off camera flash

Photographymeetups.com next meetup will be on Saturday 16th May at the Borough Food Market. And will be hosted by myself again, sharing technical tips/suggestions to improve your shots.


Wedding – Matt & Jemma

Posted in People, Wedding at 8:00 pm by Warren Williams

My good fellow photography friend, Matt Peters was married today to his lovely new wife, Jemma. The ceremony and reception were held at the amazing Alexander House, in the West Sussex countryside, under the warm spring sun.

Alexander House, Sussex
Alexander House and gardens

The men arriving to Alexander House

Matt & his son Harry getting dressed

Jemma, with her grandmother

Jemma’s sister, Laura applying the final touch

Laura, Matt, Jemma & best man, Greg

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Bells Beach – Rip Curl Surf Champs

Posted in Landscape, People, Sport at 3:51 pm by Warren Williams

Beyond Geelong to the start of the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Victoria, took a drive out to see the Rip Curl World Surf Championships. Unfortunately upon arriving, realised it was a “bye” day, due to lack of surf in the morning – however many pros and locals were still out there making the most of the good conditions.

Very steep beach, mixed with plenty of sea foam from the ferocity of the waves makes Bells Beach very unique


Phillip Island

Posted in General, People, Travel at 6:26 pm by Warren Williams

Phillip Island is another popular tourist destination featuring rugged coastlines, an international racing circuit and wildlife such as penguins and seals at the western end – The Nobbies.

Cowes – largest town on the northen point of island

Rits, about to get a dunking near the Nobbies

Dramatic coastlines from the Nobbies centre, though closed at sunset, so no dramatic photos possible.


Karekare Farewell

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 9:30 pm by Warren Williams

On my last chance to visit a local West coast beach, decided to head out to Karekare, as I had yet to visit this summer. Took along my youngest sister Candace, before jetting off to Australia and London.

Candace with the 85L 1.2 lens

Seagull goes beyond the rays at Karekare

Rugged Karekare Sunset
A quick run and a scrabble over the rocks at the Northern end to get the sun slipping away

Rugged Karekare

Rough surf waters at Karekare, given the smooth effect through a long exposure

Just hanging by..


Waitemata Harbour Shoot

Posted in General, Landscape, People at 9:08 pm by Warren Williams

Organised a mini get together/farewell shoot of Auckland Harbour with some close friends, as decided to head back to London via Australia. Thanks guys for coming out, and the awesome dinner at Ruan Thai – Mission Bay.

Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge

Waitemata Harbour Sunset
Sunset over the Waitemata Harbour

Luke Carpenter, Warren, Mark Wong, Angus Gomes

Finally a couple of days later, climbed Rangitoto and shot this on the ferry on the way back of the NZ America’s Cup yachts: NZL40 and NZL41


O’Neills Fun

Posted in General, People at 1:41 pm by Warren Williams

Took a trip out to Piha, Bethells and O’Neills beaches to show my English friend Kate, the beauty of Auckland’s beaches.

Katie & Kate walking along the reflections at O’Neills beach

Katie from the cave at O’Neills


After Wedding Fun – Bethells

Posted in People, Wedding at 2:08 pm by Warren Williams

After Ron & Kim’s recent wedding, which unfortunately was rather wet, I offered to shoot some casual portraits at their favourite west coast beach, Bethells.


Wedding – Matt & Lisa

Posted in People, Wedding at 8:48 pm by Warren Williams

Had the great pleasure of shooting the wedding of Matt & Lisa at the Northridge Country Lodge, Silverdale. Lisa’s been one of my closest friends for many years, so was a great priveledge to assist her on their beautiful day.

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Wedding – Johnny & Kirsty

Posted in Architecture, People, Wedding at 10:00 pm by Warren Williams

Johnny & Kirsty were wed at the stunning Kelliher Estate, on Puketutu Island. Featuring a Spanish villa, set amongst bush and landscaped gardens.

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Goat Island/Pakiri/Omaha

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 7:30 pm by Warren Williams

Spent a hot afternoon snorkelling with the fishes at the Goat Island marine reserve, an hour North of Auckland. One day I’ll consider an underwater camera, to capture the beauty below the water’s surface.

Coastline next to Goat Island, looking North towards Pakiri

Pakiri Water
Long golden sands of Pakiri

Amy who came along for a beach and fish tour

Pakiri Beach
Looking South along Pakiri

Omaha Little Barrier Island
View from Omaha, out to Little Barrier Island


Wedding – Kim & Ron

Posted in People, Wedding at 6:30 pm by Warren Williams

Kim and Ron were married at the lovely Gracehill Vineyard in Kumeu, where even the rain wasn’t going to spoil their special day.

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Cathedral & Leg’s Mare Coves

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 3:00 pm by Warren Williams

After a brilliant trip to Cathedral Cove just a couple weeks earlier, decided to head out for a day of swimming and chilling on the soft white sand beaches.

Leg's Mare Cove
Leg’s Mare Cove

Cathedral Cove

Beautiful Pohutukawa tree – common of NZ

Youngest sister, Candace who came along to experience one of New Zealand’s finest beaches.


Cathedral Cove & Hahei, Coromandel

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 9:45 pm by Warren Williams

With beautiful weather arriving for the Auckland Anniversary weekend, made the two hour trip to the East coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Specifically to see Cathedral Cove, and the neighbouring Hahei Beach.

Hahei Beach
Hahei Beach

Pohutukawa Tree at Hahei Beach

The absolutely stunning Cathedral Cove

The refreshing clear water at Cathedral Cove

Sequence of myself, shot by Daniel Talbot

Hahei Beach

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
Cathedral Cove after sunset

Being away from the city and light pollution, stars become very clear

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