nick_crarer

Nick Crarer 📍Wellington 🇳🇿 GFX50S + X-T2 I shoot weddings too..see link below http://darcyandgrace.com/
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This caption is sponsored by jetlag and waking up at 4am this morning.
so i was thinking about carrots the other day which naturally led to me thinking about rabbits and what a disappointment they are.
it all started with acme. i don’t mean pimples and patchy facial skin, that’s acne! i’m talking about those clowns who decided to give bugs bunny opposable thumbs and a huge bloody head.
we got a rabbit when we were young and gave it the ‘unique’ name of thumper which turned out to be every rabbit’s name in our neighbourhood. i remember tossing thumper a large carrot and getting the shock of my life. “mum, we need to send thumper back, he’s broken!”. the four legged blighter started eating the carrot like us humans eat corn on the cob. if i wanted something that nibbled at s**t i would have bought a mouse or donkey. thumper was supposed to pick that thing up and chomp from the end like in the cartoons. i didn’t much like rabbits from that point on.
in fact, i feel rabbits could do with a re-design..i have taken it upon myself to do this. check my stories if you want to get on my level. if you’re an artist you’re welcome to send me your version of rabbit 2.0. grab a pencil and get cracking..i’ll share the best ones in my stories (not that i think anyone will be able to top my effort 😆) #scotland #scotland_insta #scotland_lover #scotland_greatshots #scotlandlover #scotlandexplore #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandtrip #scotlandshots #scotlandsites #isleofskye #instascotland #loves_scotland #thisisscotland #madeinscotland #igersscotland #lovescotland #hiddenscotland #explorescotland #showmeyourworld #fujifilmnz #moodygrams

comment 30 star 895 19 hours ago

I'm back from the uk and will be posting my 10 favourite images from the trip over the next few weeks. i didn't get any vibrant sunrises/sunsets like you see in the rest of my feed so these will have a different look to them but hey, you can only work with what you get :)
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all of the photos i'll be posting were taken with the @fujifilmnz gfx50s with either the 23mm or 110mm attached. it rained a lot while i was on the isle of lewis and isle of skye so i was super thankful with the weather sealing of the fujifilm camera. while other people were putting their cameras back in their bag or hiding them under their jackets i left mine on my tripod ready to rumble!
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my manfrotto tripod failed me on the second day i was there with one of the leg clamps splitting and unable to perform its only job..clamping. this was pretty annoying and had already happened on another leg a few months before this trip. with only two legs of the three available to extend, none of my shots were taken over hip height on this trip. my next tripod will not be a manfrotto that's for sure!
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#scotland #scotland_insta #scotland_lover #scotland_greatshots #scotlandlover #scotlandexplore #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandtrip #scotlandshots #scotlandsites #isleofskye #instascotland #loves_scotland #thisisscotland #madeinscotland #igersscotland #lovescotland #hiddenscotland #explorescotland #showmeyourworld #fujifilmnz #moodygrams #waterfallporn

comment 29 star 1,006 Yesterday

Mount john - tekapo

it's been a long time since i've been on a good photography trip but next weekend i head over to scotland and ireland for three weeks. two weeks in the scottish highlands, isle of lewis and skye and a couple of days in inverness. then i be off to ireland where i'll mostly drink guinness in county clare with a couple of days set aside for exploring. i haven't decided where in ireland i'll hang so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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my wife and i also shoot weddings and while we won't be shooting any while we're there we would love to do an engagement shoot or two in scotland. if you know of anyone who might be keen please send me a dm. if you're a dancer/model we'd love to hear from you too. any collaborations considered. you can see our work at darcyandgrace.com
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#roadtrip #collaboration #tekapo #newzealand #southisland #sunsetmadness #shotzdelight#sightseeingtraveller#sky_captures#sky_perfection #ig_remarkable_pics #ig_hub #ig_highlights #ig_hotshots #earthpic #earthtones #earthlover #earthawesome #amazingpics #stunning_shot #stunningplace #stunningpic #nzmustdo #newzealandvacations #newzealandfinds #love_new_zealand #destinationnz

comment 42 star 1,858 5 weeks ago

A sleeper dreamed and this was his dream:
he rode a cow over an empty paddock
sipping cider by the packet
the clock struck 1, the stars came out
the milky way and shooting comets
a friendly pig, an evil possum
fish in his teeth, nobody to floss em
the sky went dark, the hills fell silent
his heart was full, no disappointment

#agameoftones#amazingplaces#aov#artofvisuals#awesome_photographers#awesomeglobe#bbcearth#exploremore#fantastic_earth#globalcapture#globeshotz#gramslayers#insta_global#moodygrams#ouramazingearth#outdoortones#passionpassport#planetearth#spacewheel#theearthoutdoors#theglobewanderer#theimaged#universetoday#visualsofearth#welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#wow_planet#yourshotphotographer

comment 65 star 1,634 last month

@dstahern and i walked past the classic composition of castlepoint, up and over the hill and down to the beach below. this is xmas bay on the east coast of the north island.
legend has it, back in 1653 father xmas tried to smuggle a few east coast elves from this area. he operated a toy factory just up the road in masterton where enslaved elves were forced to work 4 hour days in perfect working conditions. as we all know, elves usually work 20-22 hours per day so this was quite unusual and confusing for the little blokes. many of them died and were later buried here, under the hills. the local dairy (cornerstore) sells small spades in december for the annual elf dig, a rowdy affair, to commemorate the wrongs of the past.

p.s - can you spot the elf?

#commonelfgames #elfwiedersehen #elfandsafety
#fujix #fujixseries #fujixt2 #fujicolor #xseriesnz #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmxseries #fujixclub #fuji_xseries #nzmustdo #newzealandvacations #newzealandfinds #love_new_zealand #destinationnz #capturenz #ig_newzealand #love_new_zealand #newzealandguide #newzealandpics #explorenz #newzealand #newzealandnatural #wanderlustofnz #visitnewzealand #travelnewzealand

comment 13 star 1,090 last month

Great win for @stylebender yesterday..time to watch @danhangman bring it home for the kiwis today. i predict a ko victory by way of: knee to the lips! #ufc226 #dontgetlippyson
in other news, this photo is taken from the top of te mata peak in the hawkes bay.

in maori legend it is said that maori chief te mata fell in love with the daughter of his rival, the heretaunga chief. to prove his worthiness and win the beautiful maori maiden’s love, te mata accepted a series of near-impossible challenges. the handsome chief choked and died attempting his final task, which was to eat his way through this rocky range. te mata peak depicts the outline of his prostrate body and is called the sleeping giant by locals.

#tematapeak #havelocknorth #hawkesbay #napier #hastings #maori
#nzmustdo #newzealandvacations #newzealandfinds #love_new_zealand #destinationnz #capturenz #ig_newzealand #love_new_zealand #purenewzealand #newzealandguide #panorama #newzealand
#ig_remarkable_pics #ig_rural #ig_shutterbugs_nature #ig_shotz_magic #ig_shotz_travel #ig_thisworld #ig_truecolors

comment 44 star 1,898 last month

I wrote a long schpeel/spiel/speel......story.. about how hard this photo is to process but then remembered it’s friday night here in nz and everyone’s at the pub having after-work drinks..and i’m supposed to be going to pick up my fish’n’chips. there’s no time for spiels!
have a choice weekend everybody.
#nzmustdo #earthfocus #nzimagery #fujifilm #xt2 #skyporn #ig_earth #fujixseries #cloudporn #moodrepulik#moodygram#moodygrams#universetoday#visualsofearth#nakedplanet#natgeotravel #arteobjetiva#artofvisuals#planetfervor #newzealandvacations #newzealandfinds #fujicolor #worldbestgram#worldprime#wow_planet#yourshotphotographer#ig_allstars #ig_allnature

comment 48 star 1,822 last month

Te mata peak - hawkes bay

don't feel like walking up a hill to get the sweet views? no worries! hawkes bay has you covered. jump in the car and simply plant your foot..you'll have this view in no time. there's a carpark no more than 20 metres from where this photo was taken 👍

#napier#hawkesbay#tematapeak#exploretocreate#fantastic_earth#fiftyshades_of_nature#fotocatchers#globalcapture#globeshotz#gottolove_this#gramslayers#hello_worldpics#hubs_united#ig_masterpiece#ig_naturelovers#ig_world_colors#igpowerclub#igrefined#igworldclub#infinity_worldshoot#insta_global#jaw_dropping_shots#lifeonourplanet#lifewelltraveled#landscapehunter#landscapelover#magicpict#main_vision#majestic_earth

comment 51 star 3,684 last month

It was a clear black night, a clear white moon.
nicky g is on the streets, trying to consume.

a classic song that i kept on repeat during my time down in the south island. if you don't recognise the lyrics, it's a song by nicky g feat. nick dogg - regulate . if i'm not mistaken, it's a song all about the struggles of landscape photography. the struggle is real people!

#regulate #nickyg #songsofthesouth #queenstown #mokelake #queenstownnz #southisland #newzealand #reflections #fujix #fujixseries #fujixt2 #fujicolor #xseriesnz #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmxseries #fujixclub #fuji_xseries #nzmustdo #newzealandvacations #newzealandfinds
#reflectiongram #shotzdelight #wildernessculture #worldbestgram #worldprime #wow_planet

comment 34 star 2,144 last month

I’m off to melbourne today to see what aussie has to offer. taking my @fujifilmx_au x-t2 with me on this trip. looking forward to eating pavlova, riding phar lap and bowling some under armers 🏏
#sweetasbro #jandals #buzzybee #crowdedhouse #shrimps #barbies #dingoes #platypus #melbourne #sheila #allapples #blairgowrie #aussielife #earthpix #earthfocus #newzealand #wairarapa #lighthouse #nzmustdo #purenewzealand #sunriselover #tonekillers #moodygrams

comment 25 star 1,499 last month

Shout out to t-bus who took me to this spot @thomas_busby_photography ..
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today i watched a pukeko (blue chicken) attempt to cross the road in kenepuru (pronounced: kenny-poo-roo) which is also where i was born. as i passed by it was in the opposing lane bobbing its head, judging the distance between cars. i watch in my rear view mirror as a red honda civic travelling in the opposite direction swerves..smack!! one less lanky blue bird to count in the 2019 kenepuru pukeko census 😐 #civicwithbadintentions #bluemurder #peta #obirdtuary #taranaki #taranakilikenoother #mounttaranaki #nzmustdo #newzealandguide #purenewzealand #lonetree #sunriseyoga #sunrisehunter #beautifulworld #mountainscape #snowymorning #westcoast_exposures #westside #treeoflife #treestagram #pinksky #pukeko #hitandrun #newzealand #birdslife #earthpix #earthfocus

comment 34 star 1,474 June 2018

Cape palliser photography extravaganza 😁

after last weekend's sweet trip to castlepoint it already has me thinking about the next instameet. anyone keen to hit cape palliser for a weekend? it's closer to wellington than castlepoint but has some equally as epic landscapes! probably not for a couple of months to give everyone more notice this time 😉

check out this list i'm making up on the spot right this moment..just with my brain..no google #megamemory putangirua pinnacles (sweet as rocks and cliffs shooting skywards) --- cape palliser lighthouse (with approximately 350 steps to the top) --- the tractor village of ngawi (pronounced track-tah) --- white cliffs of narnia (giant cliffs much taller and whiter than any tree i've ever seen) --- fish and chips (food photography and also dinner.. it's a 2 for 1!) --- raging south coast swells with epic surf --- stunning coastline with black sand beaches (perfect for long exposures) --- day trip to lake ferry and lake wairarapa.
if there's plenty of interest i'll make a start with the planning..let me know in the comments 👊 every single person welcome (except you donald), even if it’s your first day of photography 🤗

#capepalliser #palliserbay #southcoast #wairarapa #wowai #notrumps #trumpetsallowedthough #andguitars #sunriselover #sunriseporn #littlemoon #moonlight #gravelroads

comment 57 star 1,437 June 2018