Monthly Archives: August 2013

Okitu sand sunrise_0046

100 posts picToday’s posting is the 100th dose of The Daily Dose of the Salts. Yeehaa ! Let’s celebrate ! What began as an -almost- daily blog of mainly the beaches and the surf scene around Gisborne, has become more of a weekly blog at best. But life goes on and I fit it in when I can. (You can buy a print of any of my pics to enjoy on the days that I miss doing ‘the Dose’. Just email me details of the blog date and photo caption).

Looking back to when I began this blog, highlights over this time have been winning a photo competition with the shot below, that also featured in a tourism supplement in the local newspaper. Then last week one of my photos of the pumping Wainui surf was featured on the TV1 Weather report. One day I hope to have an exhibition of some of my best shots. In the meantime, I trust you have enjoyed my first 100 posts.

winning photo

The competition winner – ‘What would you miss if the world ended with the Mayan calendar?’

newspaper shot  I was so stoked to find that the above photo had won a photo competition at the end of last year on the theme of ‘What would you miss the most if the world does end with the Mayan calendar?’
My answer, as demonstrated by the photo, was: ‘Enjoying the early morning sunrise walks along our very beautiful Gisborne beaches’. -They liked it. And I like all the photography gear that I got for the prize!

I was twice stoked then when the same image was chosen by Tourism Eastland and the Gisborne Herald to be the opening feature in this year’s tourism supplement in the Gisborne Herald. It looks great !     Ô

pumping surf

the pumping Wainui surf last week

TV1 Weather Report

Weather Time …thanks to Ben for sourcing it from my Facebook page (permission granted)


Weatherman Sam getting pumped on my shot of the great surf

Don on laptop

‘Your’s Truly’ working on another Dose of the Salts