Central New Zealand: Seen through Ektar

These photos are from a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 film that I finally finished recently. It includes my trip to Christchurch, New Plymouth and the Wellington South Coast. I really enjoy the colourful palette of this film stock, with a wide dynamic range that comes close to a digital camera. If you look closely,... Continue Reading →

Aoraki Mt Cook

Assorted photos of might Aoraki-Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand (3724 m), including from Sealy Tarn. ©2021, The Alpine Wanderer. All Rights Reserved.

Lavender and Lake

Photos of New Zealand lavender fields and alpine Lake Pukaki.

Capital to countryside

Some 35mm photos from the Wairarapa and Wellington, New Zealand.

December Portraits

This afternoon I tried out some portrait photography with my friend Woody. We decided to make the most of a fine afternoon - those have been pretty rare in the last few weeks. Thanks Wellington "summer". Credit to Woody for the fun levitating shot of me. ©2020, The Alpine Wanderer. All Rights Reserved.

Wellington on 35mm

A few more photos shot through my Pentax ME film camera on Kodak ColorPlus 200. I've definitely learnt that 200 ISO film is not ideal for anything except bright sunny days or a wide open aperture. Blur is omnipresent... And here's a fun addition - combining end-of-roll burn marks and a moving subject... ©2020, The... Continue Reading →

Just another Wellington day…

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A Happy Engagement!

Last weekend I had the honour of taking photos for my good friends (who have asked not to be tagged), to celebrate their engagement. I'm grateful to both of them for asking me to capture this special occasion (and agreeing that I post some of the photos here)! © 2020, John-David Chaker. All rights reserved.

Melbourne (Part 2).

While in Melbourne, I also visited the amazing National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria with its famous La Trobe reading room, and the Shrine of Remembrance. ©2020, The Alpine Wanderer. All Rights Reserved.

Mt Albert in July

Making the most of an uncharacteristically warm day in Wellington.

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