12.13.09

Destination India!

Posted in Aviation, General, Travel at 11:59 pm by Warren Williams

With my decision to return downunder permanently, the timing couldn’t have worked out any better, with one of my best friends, Angus, inviting me along for a four week trip to India. Mixing our time up between the busy and chaotic city of Mumbai (Bombay), and to one of India’s finest states of Goa for a very hot winter. Whilst in Goa, our time will also be divided between the Kamat Holiday Home apartments at Calangute Beach, and further inland at the beautiful Santo Estevam village on Jua Island.

As customary on my previous trips, I flew Emirates airline, reserving a window seat to enjoy the views from 35,000 feet in the air.

Emirates 777-300 A6-EMR
Emirates 777-300

Alps 35,000 feet
The Alps

Alps

Sunset over Middle East
Sunset before arriving into Dubai

Twilight Emirates 777-300
Twilight

Check back soon for many updates from India (It’s been a busy few weeks back in NZ)

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12.12.09

Santa’s London Farewell

Posted in General, Landscape, People, Travel at 6:02 pm by Warren Williams

With a permanent move back downunder, decided to meet with a few friends in Leicester Square for one final pub meal and drinks. With a quick wander through to Trafalgar Square, realised 500 Santas had come out to play…

Santa Trafalgar Square


Farewell to good kiwi friends Leanne and Aimee – after a great season watching the All Blacks

500 Santas on Nelson's Column
Hundreds of Santas – Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

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11.07.09

Hornimans Museum & Blackheath Fireworks

Posted in Animals, General at 9:56 pm by Warren Williams

 With an evening being spent watching the great fireworks over Blackheath, Neal, Kay and I decided to venture into the free Hornimans Musueum of Forest Hill, London.

Dory - Finding Nemo
Regal Tang – (Dory, from Finding Nemo)

White Spotted Jellyfish
White Spotted Jellyfish

White Spotted Jellyfish - Hornimans

Fireworks

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10.25.09

Deer of Richmond Park

Posted in Animals, Nature, People at 9:00 pm by Warren Williams

Richmond Park, is London’s largest Royal Park. Originally a deer hunting park, it has since become a great recreation and sightseeing ground to Londoners. Meeting up with several photography friends, camouflage outfits, and long lens – it was our task to capture the essence of the majestic Richmond Park.


Neal and Richard following the trails


Mushroom extreme close up with macro lens


First sighting of a deer


Stags

Stag Richmond Park


Ian – iesphotography.co.uk


Rutting stags

Running deer
Running from hoards of photographers


Why did the deer cross the road?

Deer in Richmond Park
In the dense forest

Sunday stroll in Richmond Park
Stroll through Richmond Park

Tilt shift TS-E 24mm 3.5L
Tilt shift effects with the TS-E 24mm

Brett 500mm
Brett – brettbutler.co.uk

Tilt Shift Effects TS-E 24mm
More Tilt Shift Effects

Tilt Shift Cyclist

Old Stag Richmond Park
Old stag

Large antlers Richmond Park
Large antlers

Bokeh Canon 500mm f4 L

Deer 500mm
Stag through the clearing at Richmond

Squirrel 500mm

Richmond Park is well recommended for a free walk around the 1000 acre woods and grasslands.

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10.17.09

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Posted in People, Sport at 2:20 pm by Warren Williams

Bodies in Urban Spaces, is choreographed by Austrian Willie Dorner, featuring 24 performers who use their bodies in peculiar places…

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Bodies in Urban Spaces


Imposter 😉

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Bodies in Urban Spaces


Street Performer, alongside the Thames

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09.20.09

Dorchester Wedding – William & Natalie

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

William & Natalie were married today at the world renowned Dorchester Hotel in London. Shooting alongside Richard Swaffields (swaffs.co.uk), we captured their special day from every angle possible. Shooting in the private wing for the ceremony, the penthouse suite balcony, and venturing across into Hyde Park for some fun shots. Congratulations on your beautiful day. 🙂

Dorchester Wedding London

Dorchester Wedding

Dorchester Wedding - Piano
William, a talented pianist

London Wedding

London Wedding Photographer

Flower Girl London Wedding Photographer

Flower Girl

Dorchester Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer Flower Girls

London Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer

London Wedding Photographer

Dorchester London Photographer

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09.13.09

Thames Festival

Posted in General, People at 9:55 pm by Warren Williams

The Mayor’s Thames Festival, is a yearly free event with plenty of food, music, arts and fireworks to finish off the weekend.

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09.08.09

Evening Stroll through Hampstead Heath

Posted in General, Nature at 8:00 pm by Warren Williams

As the sun was setting over London, took a leisurely walk through the expansive Hampstead Heath, en route to an Italian dinner with my friend Katie.

Hampstead Heath green trees
Golden light, just as the leaves were turning to the autumn colours

85L

1920's hat
Katie’s new 1920’s hat

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09.07.09

Sightseeing London

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, People at 6:40 pm by Warren Williams

My friend and fellow photographer Michael from Los Angeles, dropped into London for a few days, after spending some time touring south-east Asia, and visiting some of my favourite spots around Cambodia. We met up for a couple of afternoon/evening shoots around the city, showing him a few sights worth seeing.

River Thames Twilight

Canon 1D Mk II Sunset
Michael’s Canon 1D II and my filter / tripod setup


Millennium Bridge & St Paul’s


Michael next to Westminster

Outside St Thomas' Hospital
Along the Thames outside St Thomas’ Hospital

Leaf 85L
Laying on the ground for this shot

1D II Westminster
Michael shooting long exposures first with my filters and tripod

Westminster Long Exposure

Light Trails Westminster Big Ben

85L

Westminster Underground

Canary Wharf Long Exposure

Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

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09.05.09

DTM @ Brands Hatch

Posted in Motorsport at 10:21 pm by Warren Williams

Attended the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) at Brands Hatch, and decided to use silly shutter speeds to really emphasise the speed of these touring cars.  Also in attendance at the event, was New Zealand’s own Brendon Hartley, who’s recently been a Red Bull F1 test driver. He was driving the Formula Three Euroseries, which over the past few years, champions have included Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean and Ryan Briscoe.


Running too deep


About to be a nasty accident

Sir Frank Williams - Brands Hatch
Sir Frank Williams, guest of honour for Ralf Schumacher

Brendon Hartley - F3
Brendon Hartley

McLaren F1
2009 McLaren F1 nose cone

08.31.09

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Posted in General, People at 5:00 pm by Warren Williams

After experiencing my first Notting Hill Carnival last year, I made sure I could attend again, to witness the culture of the Caribbean through their music, costumes and delicacies. Decided to use the Notting Hill Carnival as the 12th event for the London Photography Meetups group, where everyone had a blast, whilst trying not to get lost amongst the crowd of near 1 million people. Here’s a few of my favourites:

Notting Hill Carnival 2009
Happily gave this busker some change

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009
The talented Ray Wise

Notting Hill Carnival 2009 Portrait

Notting Hill Carnival 2009 Portrait

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival 2009

Notting Hill Carnival Eye Contact

Banana and Chocolate Crepe - Notting Hill Carnival 2009
Banana and Chocolate Crepe – Great way to follow up after Jerk Chicken and Rice

Notting Hill Carnival 2009
Jarvis getting in the swing of it

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08.14.09

Sardinia to London

Posted in Landscape, Transportation, Travel at 4:00 pm by Warren Williams

We flew out again with Ryanair, who tried to charge me excess baggage for being just 0.6kg overweight. With no weight restrictions on carry on, ended up stuffing more gear into my backpack to get by. Leaving Alghero in the morning, bound for London Stanstead, was another great flight, with blue skies and great views over Nice and the Alps.

La Mariposa
La Mariposa campsite along the beach front with trees

Isola Piana from the Air
Isola Piana, Sardinia

Nice from 37,000 feet
Nice, France

lac de serre-ponçon
Lac de Serre-Pon̤on РSoutheastern France РOne of the largest artificial lakes in Europe

Ryanair Wingtip 737-800
The race is on

France and English Channel
Northern France and the English Channel

BBQ London
Arriving back to London for a BBQ

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08.13.09

Final Night in Sardinia

Posted in Landscape, Travel at 9:06 pm by Warren Williams

As you can see, didn’t shoot too much over the past few days, after all, you can only take so many photos of amazing clear waters, with them all looking the same. Our final night back in Alghero, there was a strange colour pattern in the sky, worthy of a photo. With our tent pitched only 20 metres from the beach, ran back to grab the camera for these…

Alghero Sunset

Blue Streak Sunset
The strange phenomena, with the blue streak stretching through the hills (the far left point is Capo Caccia)

Alghero Goodbye

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08.12.09

Capo Caccia Clifftop Sunset

Posted in Landscape, Nature, Travel at 9:56 pm by Warren Williams

After spending the night on La Maddalena, took a slow drive across the northern part of Sardinia, back towards Alghero, whilst stopping at some more great beaches for a swim and relaxation. With a final night with the car, decided to drive to the Capo Caccia cliffs, where we had previously seen Neptune’s Grotto 600 feet below. Watching a sunset, whilst precariously perched several hundred feet above the water is always great fun!

Capo Caccia Clifftop Sunset
Can you spot my tripod and camera bag?! Angled slippery surface, with large fractures in the cliff. Great idea. Not.

Capo Caccia
A view from where the tripod was in previous photo


The view behind

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08.11.09

Tranquility of Isola Caprera & La Maddalena

Posted in Landscape, Nature, People, Travel at 6:30 pm by Warren Williams

After a night under the stars at Capo D’Orso, we made the 10minute drive into Palau to catch the ferry to the beauty islands of Maddalena and Caprera. With very little planning done for this trip, with having no idea till the last minute we were going to hire a car, we asked around and checked some tourist guides, which unanimously advised us to head to this north-eastern corner of Sardinia. The ferries themselves run frequently, however seemed costly for the relative short distance from the mainland. The reward however was the some of the most amazing clear waters I have ever seen.

Isola Caprera
First stop for the day, Isola Caprera, in the early morning before the crowds got in

Isola Caprera Clear Water
Hazel, Adele, Ayla & Warren

85L Clear Water

Canon 85L Beach Sardinia

Isola Caprera Clear Water

Snorkelling Sardinia

Fishing Sardinia
Fishing in pristine waters of Caprera

Caprera Hues of Blue
Hues of Blue

Neck Deep in Clear Water
Neck deep in ultra clear water

View from Caprera looking back to Maddalena
View from Caprera back to Maddalena

Ruins on Isola Caprera
Ancient Ruins on Isola Caprera

Walkway to Cala Coticcio
Walkway to Cala Coticcio (So gobsmacked, I didn’t see my own shadow)

Cala Coticcio
Cala Coticcio – One of the best beaches in Sardinia, and possibly the world
Only accessible by boat, or an undulating 40min walk

Cala Coticcio, Isola Caprera, Sardinia
Clear Waters of Cala Coticcio

Cala Coticcio, Isola Caprera, Sardinia

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