Buy prints and images

Enquire about buying photographs as fine art prints, decor or stock images, perhaps customised for your exact purpose

Commission Geoff

Enquire if Geoff is available for professional commercial photography projects and special commissions

Invite Geoff

Check if Geoff is available to present fine art exhibitons, photographic lectures, programmes and workshops

Chasing the Storms

Here are some of the links i find useful for planning my outings. Please note this information is not to be used for protection of life or property.

Weather Information

Timaru - Centennial Park by Derek Bisdee

Timaru - Central by Kevin Smith

Evans Crossing by John Evans

Satelite ImagesRadar and Predictions by METVUW

Goes Noaa - New Zealand

Rain Radar

Rain Radar on Google Earth - Download file and open. Google Earth may have to be installed on your computer. Download it here.

NOAA Satelite Image by Landcare Research

Canterbury Rainfall and River Conditons:

Rain Guages by Ecan

River Flows by Ecan

Road Conditions:

AA Road watch

NZTA Highway Info


These webcams help to give me an idea of ground conditions elsewhere:

Hanmer Springs

New Brighton Pier - by NIWA

Sumner -

Christchurch City Lookout by Wireless Web

Lake Ellesmere from Port Hills by Wireless Web

Templeton - Steven Graham

Castle Hill Peak - by John O'Malley

Arthurs Pass - SoftRock Enterprises

Mt Cook from Fox Glacier - by High Peaks Hotel

Ashburton River Mouth - Niwa


Timaru - by Timaru District Council

Evans Crossing - by John Evans

Tekapo - by Tekapo Tourism

Tepako - All-Sky Night Camera

Mt Cook - by Hermitage Hotel

Ruataniwha Twizel -

Ohau Skifield - by Ohau Snow Fields and Lake Ohau Lodge

Omarama by Glide Omarama

Wanaka - by Lake Wanaka Tourism

Lauder - NIWI All-Sky Images

Alexandra - by Alexandra Promotions

Cardrona - Skifield

Queenstown - Skyline Restaurant

Remarkables - Ski Field

Dunedin - St Clair by Niwa

Port Chalmers - by Port Otago

Taiaroa Heads - by Port Otago

Thunderstorm Predictions

Severe Convection and Thunderstorm Warning

A severe convection thunderstorm outlook is provided by the NZ MetService well as other severe weather warnings 

Current New Zealand Lightning Strikes

Templeton Lightning Detector Canterbury New Zealand

Steven Graham's website provides me with good information about curent weather including this interactive lightning detector. Also his satelite images are useful.

Here is an Australian site which shows what has happend over the last 24 hours.

Steven also has built a lightning trigger for his camera. See here for how to make one.

Sea conditions

NIWA Tide Forecaster

Sea Level Forecast

Tide forecast and sea level data by NIWA

Canterbury wave conditions by Niwa

Swell Map by Surf

Timaru - Jack's Point and Smithfield six day wave forecast by Surf

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