Hahei and the little things……….

    Love summer in NZ! Who doesn’t?!

    We normally got to Hahei as my parents have a bach there. It’s such a beautiful part of the world.  I have been going since I was about 3 or 4, so it feels like a second home!

    Now that I have kids, I can enjoy it again through their eyes….. But also, I enjoy it through my chosen art of photography……

    I was saying to someone the other day… I feel so blessed to have rediscovered photography. Photographers get to see so many more layers to the world….. light, composition, colour, shape, and so much more……………..

    Like lines on the deck that the sun has created that are so uniform, and look extra awesome next to the organic splatters
    my kids were making on the deck………………..

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    Reflections… and how they seem to be windows to whole other worlds……….

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    The simple beauty of a child……

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    Colour……….. Patterns………

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    Joy…….

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    The sweetness of my tired baby trying to get 40 winks on the couch…….

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    People framed by a massive Pohutukawa…..

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    My gorgeous boy……..

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    Light & the way it travels through objects……

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    Looking up a cliff face to see a grand old tree still clinging on….. creating shade where I was married to my man :)

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    Funky little compositions that occur all on their own…..

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    Texture & erosion, and Nature Vs Mechanics….

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    Bobbily grass (Bunny Tails) and the way the sun hits it like a child with fuzzy blonde hair…..

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    Pattern…………

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    Simple sweetness………

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    & then there’s the tiny things that are there all the time…… we pass them by every day…..

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    My kids funny expressions………..

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    Then there’s the sit here!! I want you in THAT spot kinda shots…… why not…….?! :D

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    Daddy…..

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    Bliss……..

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    Carefree…….

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    Action!…

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    More worlds within worlds……..

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    & that, my friends, is that…………

     

    I need to do another blog post of my iPhone pics now too!
    The unfortunate thing about having a “big camera” that is my work camera is that I do not take
    it to the beach! ;) But that is why I love my new iPhone! …. I can catch the sandy and wet bits
    in-between too to complete the story!

    I hope you enjoyed my images!

    Have a wonderful rest of summer!

    Nyk x


    10 Comments

    1. sheree
      January 15, 2014

      Absolutely stunning :) made me smile over and over again x

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    2. Abby walkinton
      January 15, 2014

      Beautiful scenery , beautiful people …….stunning kids !!!!

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    3. Jen
      January 15, 2014

      Amazing Nykie, I really enjoyed taking a visual tour of your holiday! You need to make this into an album! What awesome memories to look back on x

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    4. Sarah K
      January 15, 2014

      stunning-we are off to Waihi tomorrow. You have inspired me!

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    5. Steph Hamilton
      January 15, 2014

      Beautiful shots Nyk!! Feel lucky to have had a stay at ‘Chateau Hahei’ before we left. BeAutiful spot, you are lucky!! X

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    6. Meg
      January 15, 2014

      Great photos Nykie, capturing beautifully the ‘fabness’ of summer and all the wonderful joys of bach life.

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    7. Sam
      January 15, 2014

      What gorgeous photos and such precious memories of your holidays. Your photos made me smile to.

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    8. Jo
      January 15, 2014

      Nyk – i really enjoyed looking at these – the kids photos are wonderful – and my how Maia has grown!!
      Adore the macro nature shots – i could look at flowers like that all day!!! Feel free to come and play with mine anytime!!! x
      Jo

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    9. Jill Porter
      January 28, 2014

      I hate how Facebook doesn’t show you stuff! Have just seen these now and they are gorgeous. Wonderful summer shots and your adorable kids.

      Reply

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