I’m a restless sort of person, liking to get out and do stuff. In the past that was getting beyond NZs borders and seeing the world; this was often driven by work requirements and I always appreciated the opportunity to pack my camera along with my business suit.
Staying local has made me rethink my photographic bucket list. Here goes, it’s a short list:
Top 4 things to capture:
a kingfisher, in flight, sunlight reflecting off it’s wings, eye in focus
a fern bird, in focus, in flight
a sealion, tossing a flounder in the air (I took this image years ago and, at that time, didn’t have a long lens)
a street scene, urban NZ, gritty and thought-provoking
The top 3 things I want to achieve:
finish categorising (and deleting most of) the remaining 9000 odd images on hard drives (admin)
set up my online shop (more admin!)
show friends the Catlins that I know and help them capture images that differ from the usual Purakanui Falls ones!
I like to have objectives. Not too many, because that just becomes a ‘to-do’ list, but a few things I want to capture. Having a few things on the list also lets me study the subject in greater detail - if you want to photograph a fernbird / matata you need to know what they sound like, their habitat and their flight pattern. That’s all part of the fun.
What’s on your photographic wish-list?