Hello - and welcome.
My passion is "photography".
In recent years I have become "involved' with a group of enthusiastic amateur photographers in the The Kapiti Camera Club. They have supported me in my endeavours and have given me the opportunity to improve my abilities in capturing and showing off my images.
I am a subscriber to the Flickr Web site(under the pen name of Ynos850) which has been instrumental to the thrill of seeing my "work" on the Internet and allowing me to gain a wider audience for my craft.
In 2009 I was fortunate to win some accolades when I was named New Zealand Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the New Zealand Geographic Magazine, which led to my five minutes of fame amongst the world of photography. My "winning" photograph can be seen here.
It's been a while since I posted anything on my site - I've had some distractions - however we're back!!!
One of my favourite pastimes is watching (and photographing) my grandchildren playing their respective sports on a Saturday morning. I have taken hundreds of photographs over the years - last year it was relatively easy as I had three grandsons (Cory, Joshua and James) playing rugby in the same team for Paremata Plimmerton under 12's with Aimee playing Netball nearby.
This year (2017) it's a bit more difficult - Joshua has retained his rugby interests with Pare/Plimm, Cory is playing for his school rugby team (Hibbs) James has moved to Football and Aimee still with Netball but at a different venue so it is now impossible to follow (and photograph) each of their games usually held at the same time at different venues all over the Wellington Region.
For those games that I do manage to get to parents and supporters have asked me to send them photographs of the games where their children feature - so I intend to post a cross section of my photographs on my web site. This applies to both our own teams and the opposition teams. So please feel free to explore and enjoy the images and get in touch - your feedback is very welcome.
Ray (May 2017)
(Photo series courtesy of Geoff Marshall)