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Last sunrise in Rarotonga... a photo from the wee hours of the morning...

photo of sunrise in rarotonga After flying on a little island hopping plane back to Rarotonga the night before I had one of those "have to get up early to catch a plane, so a little bit wired and won't get much sleep" kinda nights...

So there I was at 5am listening to the waves crashing on the reef outside my window. I had an hour to kill before walking across the road to the airport - so got up and wandered along the rocky shoreline. First thing I thought was i'd left it a bit late. The sun had already risen just above the horizon... at 5am? Arghhhh!

I was hoping for a really long exposure to give the stormy sea an ethereal feel juxtaposed against the craggy outcrops... but hey - this was not planned. This was spontaneous and you just gotta go with it!

And the sleepy island of Rarotonga didn't disappoint. If this was to be my last photo of the trip - i'll take it!

Thanks again Cook Islands you beautiful jewel in the South Pacific. It's been special.

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Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily - some photos of the local fishermen etc...

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A couple of days before the Tonnara wedding we left Scopello and headed down bright and early to grab some photos in the nearby mafia-stronghold town of Castellammare del Golfo. The locals had told us earlier that the fishing boats came into the docks around 8am. We were expecting the hustle and bustle you might find from fishermen and locals coming together, haggling over prices for the day's catch. But it was a far more subdued affair... which was actually more Sicilian in retrospect. We weaved our way through the labyrinth of back streets down to the port and waited for the action to kick off. Once down at the port, all you had to do was turn around to see the most dramatic of landscapes, the town of Castellammare built on the side of a steep Sicilian mountain. Another big tick in the box of undiscovered non-touristic Sicilian hideaways!
Anyway - without further ado, here's a few snaps!

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photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

I'll be posting more photos from Sicily, the wedding etc shortly... to have a quick look at more Liverpool-based photography, head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen

Mathew Street Festival Kicks off with a beauty blue sky day...

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Starting off with rain looming - the clouds disappeared and the Mathew Street Festival Liverpool 2010 kicked off with a bang!
Turned out to be a great day for photography. Here's a quick snap from the Black Eyed Peaz on the Superlambanana stage. There'll be plenty more photos to come...

New Zealand Coastline - some photos from my favourite beaches...

As it's a lazy Sunday and all... have been looking through a few images taken from my last trip back to New Zealand. There's one particular beach just over an hour's drive north from my home in Auckland. You can drive up there on a Sunday morning and literally have the whole beach to yourself. It's an amazing part of the world with a nice little wave peeling in, perfect for longboards. But perhaps one of my favourite things about this beach is that you can rock up in your car, don't have to pay for parking, and you can pitch your tent where you like and spend a day or two in the most beautiful part of the world whenever you like!

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Isla Gladstone first Birthday Party, Stanley Park, Liverpool - here's the photos!

Great night had by all at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory's first birthday and a great night for photography! Storm clouds were brewing in the distance as the sun was trying to set, provising some lovely ethereal-type light filtering through... here's a few photos from the event...

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photos of isla gladstone one year birthday, photography, pics, liverpool, blog, festival, event, photography

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photos of isla gladstone one year birthday, photography, pics, liverpool, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of isla gladstone one year birthday, photography, pics, liverpool, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of isla gladstone one year birthday, photography, pics, liverpool, blog, festival, event, photography

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It's Isla's first birthday tonight...

So i'll be heading down to grab a few photos of the festivities. It sounds like the Isla Gladstone Conservatory has had a very colourful history... being burned down, left to neglect, and now has been restored and standing proud in the re-furbished Stanley Park. It's been a pleasure to be part of its first year with lots of great events going on in the summer.tonight is sure to be another one! Like most other glasshouses it's a fantastic venue for photography with lovely light filtering through from different angles. Here's a few photographs from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 160th birthday from a couple of weeks back...

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This is Ph Creative - a couple of photos from their recent team shoot

Ph Creative - these guys are not your typical creative agency. It seems they like to kick the bog-standard old school design malarcky well into touch. So the brief was to capture their fresh creative take on things in the form of a few relaxed photographs. Without further ado...

 

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Simon Rimmer from BBC Something for the Weekend - photos of his restaurant Greens in Manchester

Rolled over to Manchester to grab some photos for BBC Olive magazine. This time the brief was to try and catch the "busy TV celebrity chef" Simon Rimmer and his restaurant Greens in south Manchester. Great little restaurant with a fab team of chefs rustling up some great vegetarian nosh! Simon Rimmer was a really chilled likeable guy with no hint of the anticipated "i'm on TV so i'm too busy etc etc to talk etc etc." So had a good yarn, took a few photos and then got to eat the food afterwards. Sometimes I really do just love this job!

 

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Lovin' the fact that there was a bottle of Crowded House NZ sav there too!

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More photos from the Liverpool One Summer Beach!

Hard to believe the sun came out in Liverpool One for about half an hour yesterday - but luckily enough it did - and gave me the opportunity to fulfil the brief of capturing photos of people out in the sun having a good time at the new Liverpool One beach!

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On another note I hope people reading this blog aren't freaking out too much with the fact i've written two blog entries in two days! Will be endeavouring to write my blog a lot more often in an attempt to keep ya'll updated with what's happening in Ant's world. Cheers all!

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A Portrait of Marco Pierre White. Some PR photos from his recent visit up North.

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Marco Pierre White is spending a lot more time in the Northwest these days with the White Swan restaurant in Aughton and another in Chester. The brief was to grab a few PR/promo photos of him yesterday. And as a few people have already remarked - it was nice to see him smiling too!

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