Author: Philip Newman

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How to hide a truck.

A truck is a huge moving target on the battlefield so learning how to hide your truck is a skill every driver needs. As you can see the truck blends in with the surrounding...

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The night sky, constellation spotting.

It’s quite intimidating to think that we only see a small portion of the stars in the milky way.  How many exoplanets are out there with intelligent life on them.  Did they evolve much like...

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The moon on the 24/03/2015

I looked out my window this evening and thought I could get a quick snap of the moon.  Out of the few that I took this one came out the best.  Taken tonight at...

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Kawakawa, Bay Of Islands Rail

Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. It had a population of  around 1347. The small town developed as a service town when coal was found in the...

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How small we really are.

When you’re looking at the night sky and you find the constellation Orion think about how small you really are in the grand scheme of things.  Rigel and Betelgeuse stand out as markers for...

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USAF @ Whenuapai this morning.

On a driver task this morning I came across this little guy about to take off at Whenuapai. You couldn’t ask for better weather after Cyclone Pam never quite lived up to expectations.

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The moon on the 06/03/2015

I’ve always liked taking photos of the moon.  There is something about sitting outside being eaten by sandflies watching the sky to get that perfect shot.  I don’t have any flash equipment but my...

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Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Rainbow falls is hidden in the bush to the north of Kerikeri. It’s hardly signposted but provides the most awesome place to take a dip on a hot day.  It’s also an awesome spot to...