Category Archives: scapes

Asplenium nidus

Bird's-nest fern, shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

This of course is an Asplenium nidus  (or for you philistines, a “Bird’s-eye fern”), which I found on a walk in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

OK, I had no idea what kind of plant this was, but thanks to Facebook I had it identified in no time. So in addition to being a time-sucking, soul-crushing, privacy-invading, seemingly unavoidable stain on humanity, the social media site can actually, occasionally, be useful. Tip of the “like” thumb to David Broadfoot.

Gutter of Stars

Motorbike reflected in puddle, looks like it's in the sky with stars. Photo by Jim Newberry.

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” Lord Darlington famously said in Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windermere’s Fan (and of course more recently quoted by Chrissie Hynde in the Pretenders’ track Message of Love). This photo is un-retouched, other than overall contrast/brightness adjustments. Shot near Chiang Mai Gate, February 24th, 2014.

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) panorama

Panoramic photo of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, by Jim Newberry.

Wellington CBD at night

Wellington, New Zealand night streetscape. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Downtown Wellington, New Zealand, January 23, 2014.

Nuclear Family surveys Wellington, New Zealand

Family gathered around cannon at the peak of Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

January 25, 2014, Mount Victoria.

Wellington landscape

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I shot this the other day on my way to Wellington Botanic Garden, on the North Island of New Zealand.

Mount Victoria Lookout, self portrait

Moving self portrait at Mount Victoria, Wellington, by Jim Newberry

Yesterday I hiked to the peak of Wellington’s Mount Victoria, which offers a panoramic view of the city. This little clip was inspired by Neil Young’s weirdly entertaining video for Wonderin’, and also by Bill Murray’s epic choreographed hair acrobatics in the movie Kingpin.

St. Kilda Road

Reflections of St. Kilda Road at Hamer Hall, Melbourne. Photo by Jim Newberry.

St. Kilda Road, reflected in a curved section of glass in Hamer Hall, just south of Yarra River, Melbourne. January 5th, 2014.