• Day 5 Cook Islands

    Up early again to do  more sunrise shots.  This time I found this perfect spot with a single palm tree low to the beach.  I worked around that getting various shots.   Then I hit the road on the scooter.  I stopped at various locations around Rarotonga grabbing shots, including secluded beaches, Wigmore’s Waterfall, Black Rock (got a FANTASTIC panorama here with the aqua blue ocean), and around the main town of Avarua.   In the afternoon, I took the GoPro diving and got some more great shots of star fish, coral and fish.  Well, when in paradise…   And that was where my day ended abruptly as I strained…

  • Day 4 Cook Islands

    Up again early to do some sunrise shots around a group of large rocks I found.  Was a wonderful sunrise and am very happy with the shots I got.  I also had the GoPro Hero 3 doing a timelapse which I can’t wait to put together when I get home.   From there I started doing more shots for the new Slim Birdy website.  Had lots and lots of fun!  Looking forward to seeing the website when it is completed with photos done by yours truly.   Once that was done the weather became overcast.  I found this dramtic landscape (black jagged lava that had frozen upon hitting the shoreline many centuries ago)…

  • Day 3 Cook Islands

    Up to shoot the sunrise and beginning of the Adrian Alford Photography video which you will see completed mid 2013 on this website.  Basically the video will detail more about my photography, my techniques and some of the stunning places I get to visit.  It will appear under the “About Adrian” tab.   Had to go into the main town of Avarua to get my Cook Islands drivers licence for the scooter.  Even though I have a drivers licence and international drivers licence they still require you to have a “Cook Islands” drivers licence.  There is one main road that goes around the circumference of Rarotonga so it’s pretty hard to get…

  • Day 2 Cook Islands

    SPECTACULAR sunrise this morning so took full advantage with the silhouette of islands in the lagoon.  Lots of clouds with pink, orange and purple colours.  Probably some of the best sunrise shots I’ve ever taken.  These will be available to view and buy very soon from this website, stay tuned.   I secured my scooter for getting around the island for the rest of the week.  Love my scooters, just so much fun!  They’re also economical, easy parking and they can get you into places cars can’t.  Great for photography.   Shot pics for new exciting website soon to launch called slimbirdy.com.  I have a feeling this website will be a HUGE…

  • Day 1 Cook Islands

    After a long flight and arriving at 1am in Rarotunga, it was relieving to get to my accom at Muri Beach.  Given the late hour, I could not resist to go down to the waters edge in front of my bungalow.  I looked up to see the milky way in a bright cloudless night sky over the silhouette of a small island out in the lagoon.  Pricelsss moment.   Upon waking I discovered an oasis lagoon with water so blue it was like someone had tipped coloured dye into the water.  I have been blessed with beautiful weather today to get my initial shots around the Muri Beach area.  Remote…