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On my way…through Irishman Creek and at dawn, it feels good to be a New Zealander.
Bill Hamilton was an intrepid New Zealander and would have experienced the magic of dawn at Irishman Creek many times. His most noted achievement was the development of the modern jet boat along with a successful car racing career.
With an engineering background, Bill, aged 23 and with a loan from his father bought a station at Irishman Creek in the Mackenzie Country. There he set up a workshop which turned into a factory in the middle of no where and perfected many exploits, such as a water sprinkler, New Zealand’s first ski rope tow and an air compressor to name a few.
The hero subject of this image is in no doubt the sky. The composition and colour of the clouds demand attention while the surrounding landscape falls away in significance but helps give a sense of scale.
There is a beautiful quietness about this time of day that you will have to draw on from a past experience to complete the picture.