On Saturday morning we enjoyed two wonderful presentations from Antonia Steeg, the keynote speaker. Read more about her here and view some of her stunning images. Her book published by Te Papa Press is available from her website and is filled with the product of three year’s work, photographing high country New Zealand.
The field trip to Balmoral Station followed lunch and there was ample opportunity to observe and photograph merino sheep in the pen awaiting shearing, being shorn, and the spinning of merino wool. Woolsheds are fascinating places full of character and interesting bits and pieces to photograph.
The banquet that night was full of fun with Norma Bartrum leading the singing in great style, and a fun filled rendition of “the money or the bag” led by Simon Toogoodtobetrue, resulting in much hilarity.
Congratulations to Norma and her team and the Focus Aorangi Photographic Society for a wonderful weekend.