New Zealand camping (with drone video)

Check out this video edit of 8 days camping in the South Island of NZ.

Cameras used: Canon 5dmk3, a GoPro handheld and strapped to a drone.

Antarctica with a Leica M6

I have a few black and white photos taken at Casey Station, Antarctica last summer. All taken down near the wharf. All with my Leica M6, Voigtlander 35mm lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Straight off the scanner.

 

rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres3 When you’re near the water taking photos or doing anything really, the penguins come from all over to visit you, see what your up too, hang for a while, then leave. This one came from the ocean and left, seen here on his way back for a swim.rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres4  Some sea ice accumulated near the rocks. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webres2 The ice/snow on the foreshore is undercut by the water movement. rgatfield_antarctica_leicaM6_summer1314_webresA small iceburg floating around the bay.

Wilkes Station, Antarctica.

I am Currently doing a season down at Casey Station in Antarctica. Working with the Australian Antarctic Division for the summer. Over the bay, 1.5 miles North of here, is Wilkes. We use it as a field hut for trips away for the night, or weekend.

Wilkes station was established as a research base on the 29th of January 1957 by the USA. On the 7th of February 1959 it was transferred over to Australian control and used as their station until they occupied the new Casey station in 1969.

Here are some pics i have from one of these trips.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_hagg_transport_dec13_webres  The Hagglund, our transport over to Wilkes.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_hilton_hut_inside_dec13_webres  Inside the Wilkes Hilton, the accommodation. antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_hilton_hut_dec13_webres  Outside view of the Wilkes Hilton.  antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_crates_snow_dec13_webres  Some of the many things left behind as the were.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_landscape_dome_ocean_dec13_webres  A weather dome, like most other buildings, left to be.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_landscape_abandoned_station_dec13_webres  Most of the buildings are covered and filled with snow and ice.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_landscape_3xpenguins_dec13_webres  Some Penguins, following us as we explore.antarctica_rorygatfied_wilkes_landscape_dome_dec13_webres A view of the abandoned buildings and towers.

The last two years, part 6/6

The final photo dump from Australia’s Northwest.

It’s been a journey, with a start, and soon an end. With loads of variety, we’ve enjoyed our time there. Here’s to a new start and a great life, continued onwards and upwards. Cheers.

 

A shot from Exmouth.ningaloo_reef_ocean_underwater_gopro_exmouth_wa_aus

Rio Tinto’s Parker Pointriotinto_ironore_dampier_mining_wa_aus

Exmouth, on the beach.ningaloo_reef_ocean_exmouth_wa_aus

Old Cossack’s cemetery.cossack_cemetery_mining_wa_aus

Ancient Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula.rock_drawings_aboriginal_wa_aus

One of the many different kinds of lizards in the area.lizard_reptile_wa_aus

An Olive Python, retreating. snake_python_grass_wa_aus

Red Dog Gorge, 4×4 trip.gorge_waterhole_4x4_wa_aus

Karratha Gas Plant.gasplant_mining_wa_aus

Emu and babys, Exmouth.emu_exmouth_wa_aus

The last two years, part 5/6

This is the second to last part of a series of images from Northwest Australia.

A gravestone from the old boys in the mining world, Whim Creek.grave_stone_damaged_whimcreek_pilbara_wa_mining_copper

The girl and i, on top of Yardie Gorge. us_me_her_holiday_exmouth_wa_yardie_gorge_river

An abandoned house out the back of Roebourne.abandoned_house_ruined_wasted_squatters_roebourne_pilbara_wa

 

Harding dam.harding_dam_water_corp_wa_pilbara

A friendly reminder.sign_killer_roo_kangaroo_sky_ad_pilbara_wa

A dead King Brown.king_brown_snake_wa_pilbara_whimcreek

Inside a dust storm, Karratha.duststorm_lia_karratha_weather_reddirt

A few quick snaps on top of a hill.lookout_pilbara_reddirt_troopy_camera_photography

Outside Karratha Airport.signs_karratha_airport_warning_getout_security

Bulgara public BMX jumps.karratha_public_dirt_jumps_bmx_jarrod

 

The last two years, part 4/6

Here are more photos of Northwest Australia in part four.

Parked up and taking photos of a storm.toyota_troopy_storm_clouds_rain_weather_webres

A scrub fire ripped though here but left the path alone.fire_burned_bushfire_scrub_pilbara_karratha_webres

Parked up again, looking for storm photos.toyota_troopy_4x4_pilbara_milstream_webres

The early days of Ktown Dirt. Before the jumps.ktown_dirt_bmx_digging_beginning_jarrod_pilbara_webres

On a road trip, the roadside had been burned at some stage.road_toyota_burned_pilbara_bushfire_webres

Making a bet on horses at the 2011 Roebourne Cup.george_roebourne_cup_pilbara_betting_punter_horses_webres

Ktown Dirt, a while ago.ktown_dirt_bmx_jake_whip_trees_pilbara_webres

Travelling in style, in Roebourne.Van_couch_john_travel_roebourne_webres

On the road.driving_george_mirror_rear_van_vehicle_webres

The Roebourne Cup race. Plenty of red dirt.roebourne_cup_2011_horses_racing_crowd

The last two years, part 3/6

Part 3 of this photo dump from Northwestern Australia.

Ktown Dirt, Brad Mas, turndown.ktown_dirt_bmx_turndown_brad_trails_pilbara_australia_webres

Outdoor cinema, Pannawonica.pannawonica_outdoor_cimema_drivethrough_movies_webres

Dust storm taking over Karratha.dust_storm_karratha_clouds_webres

A ride at a festival in Karratha.fenacle_festival_wa_karratha_fair_show_carnival_webres

Work at Dampier Salt, on the pump station.work_dampier_salt_boat_boileys_monos_webres

List of people whose grave markers have been lost in Cossack cemetery.cossack_list_of_dead_people_cemetery_webres

Jumping a BMX into a river on a 40+ degree summers day.pooljump_bmx_pilbara_upsidedown_webres

One of the many abandoned cars on the salt flats surrounding Karratha.abandoned_car_saltflat_pilbara_webres

Ktown Dirt, Jarrod Hepburn, the early days.ktown_dirt_bmx_jarrod_night_flash_webres

Crowd with a costume, Roebourne Cup, 2011.crowd_bear_costume_roebourne_webres

The last two years, part 2/6

The second part of a photo dump from Australia’s Northwest.

Here we go.

Three Friends enjoy a walk at Hearson’s Cove during sunset.hearsonscove_burrup_pilbara_sunset_walking_webres

A Kangaroo, also near Hearson’s. kangaroo_burrup_pilbara_grass_habitat_webres

Turtle.turtle_sealife_dampier_webres

Sunset in the hills behind Karratha.sunset_pilbara_powerlines_haze_webres

Driving in the outback.holden_ford_ute_driving_pilbara_summer_webres

Pilbara golf, where it’s too hot for grass greens. golf_karratha_sand_green_webres

This was the first photo i took in the Northwest, from the plane on the way in.flight_aerial_ocean_indian_webres

The Troopy going over the ‘jumpup’. Burrup Peninsula.troopy_4wd_jumpup_rocks_burrup_pilbara_4x4_webres

Stabilization. troopy_4wd_burrup_pilbara_4x4_webres

Roo hunting at sunset.troopy_hearsonscove_pilbara_sunset_4x4_webres

The last two years.

Right. I have 63 photos to show you that haven’t made it onto this webpage yet. They are either forgotten images, they didn’t make the cut at the time or they have been put up elsewhere and never made it here. I will be dumping 10 or so images at a time untill i have the full 63 uploaded. This will give you a good flow of pictures for the week or whatever. I’ll try to give a title or description on each photo so you have an idea about it, or some backstory to ‘paint’ a better picture in your head. They are all from my time in North Western Australia over the Last two years. Mostly the Pilbara and a couple from Exmouth. Enjoy…

 Ktown Dirt jumps after a few days rain. First and only time it rained enough to flood like this.DCIM100GOPRO 

Abandoned town residents buried in Cossack, Seperate Japanese and European sections.DCIM100GOPRO

I did some work offshore removing pipe from a damaged barge with the help of a ships crane.DCIM101GOPRO

The Troopcarrier and another Landcruiser on the Burrup Peninsula.DCIM100GOPRO

From the top of East Intercourse Island where i worked for a while. It is a stock pile area and ship loading facility for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.DCIM100GOPRO

The crew boat used during some offshore work on a barge.DCIM100GOPRO

A colourful punter at the 2011 Roebourne Cup.   roubourne_cup_horserace_punter_dressup

The Troopy on a mission in the hills of the Pilbara.toyota_troopy_4x4_pilbara

A Mr Bean stencil in the trees around Ktown Dirt.MrBean_stencil_tree_sky

Nickol skate park, Brad Mas, 360 barspin.Brad_bmx_nicol_barspin1

The Wedding Weekend

This short clip is made up of every photo i took on Jason and Lizzy’s wedding weekend and the 2 days before. About 40gb in 4 minutes, around 1300 images. On location in Whananaki, Northland, New Zealand.

This is my way of saying thanks for a great time up there. Beautiful place, Beautiful people. Cheers guys!

Music: Ween – I fell in love today
Camera: Canon 5DMKIII with 50mm ƒ/1.4, 14mm ƒ/2.8 and 70-200 ƒ/2.8 taken in RAW and converted to JPG, unedited except the first and last images in video.

Oh, and definitely watch this in full screen and with the speakers turned up!