Friday, August 30, 2013


  • Stunning view of our home the next few days on the southern island
  • DB 5

  • We were scouting yesterday in Queenstown and the owner of a house started opening his garage doors revealing all sorts of great cars including Bond's favorite, an Aston Martin DB 5
  • Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Fantastical Roi

  • Our local NZ line producer/driver and bun wearer..... Roi basked in the our amber glow last night. We will all be missing her on our journey to Queenstown.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Land and Sea

  • A few shots from yesterday's shoot.
  • Monday, August 26, 2013

    The House

  • We will be shooting in a magnificent glass and concrete house later this week. An infiniti pool overlooking the harbor.  Incredible details everywhere.  The velvet curtains, the bath tiles, the concrete has a wood pattern that gives the illusion of aged lumber, like a Cape Cod saltbox home. A shallow/narrow slate stone moat surrounds the home. I will have to try to get some better shots on our shoot day.
  • History of Sailing

  • Near the hotel and the Tepid Baths is an overpass with a long mural of the island's sailing history. From the ancient Maori catamarans to present day America's Cup glory
  • Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Piha Beach

  • Today we finished scouting at New Zealand's most famous surf spot,  Piha Beach.  The black sand beach with the huge "Lion's Rock" cropping made for some dramatic scenery.  And while most of us took off our shoes and socks to cross a small stream, a few intrepid souls were carried over by our safety officer Dean.
  • Friday, August 23, 2013

    Room With A View

  • The view from my balcony overlooks a little canal sporting an apartment block with boat docks. The hotel is very close to the harbor. And waterways are everywhere. 
  • Saturday Morning

  • Ellen's fiancee Anton an I went exploring this morning to three of Auckland's weekend markets.  Besides the friendly free hugs, there was a lot of great food and produce.  I had never seen real, undried tumeric. We then hit up some expensive antique stores and then I was happy to hear that I didn't need my passport to enter Liquorland. On our way back we passed the uniquely named Tepid Water Baths..... sounds meh.......
  • Friday, August 09, 2013


  • Enjoying a cruise along the St. Lawrence River.
  • Monday, August 05, 2013

    Bon Bon

  • We ended last night with a bonfire by the docks.  S'mores and a bit of heat were enjoyed by all.