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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

In Chasing Shadows (above) a toddler runs across the courtyard. Wellington’s finest firemen feature in Off to Work (below).    

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

Pictured above is a lone pilot boat guiding a container ship into Port Vila harbour, Vanuatu. You can see more submissions for this weeks photo challenge at the following link http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/photo-challenge-one/ .

Thorndon Fair

The Thorndon Fair is held on the first Sunday of December each year in Wellington, New Zealand.  December 1 is also officially the first day of summer for New Zealand.  Wellington turned on a cracker of a day today and brought everyone out.

Mmmm peanut butter!

Everyone was queuing for a taste of Pics Peanut Butter, even the dog.

Art Deco Facades I

This is a the facade of the Former State Insurance Building, 143-149 Lambton Quay (Wellington, New Zealand).  The wavy facade was all the rage in Europe when the building was constructed in 1940.  A sculpture with jumbled letters rises from street level and is seen in the right hand side of the image. A bit … Continue reading

Weekly Photography Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

This weeks challenge has really opened my eyes to looking at composition in a different way. The images below are highly experimental and I have tried to incorporate converging lines, negative space, texture, patterns and light. See here for more submissions for this weeks Daily Post photography challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Framing an image in either portrait or landscape is a happy dilemma I often have.  Both orientations can present the subject in a different light.  Here are a couple of images for this weeks challenge.  If you have a free minute to comment below, I’d be interested to know which one you prefer and why. … Continue reading

The Conductor

This is a Little Pied Cormorant.  I found it swimming around the waterfront this morning.  It then jumped up onto the pontoon, quickly conducted the Messiah by Handel, did a little jig and then flew off (“hallelujah!”).

Cheeky Little Monkeys

Pygmy marmosets are the world smallest monkeys and are native to the Amazon Basin and rain-forests of South America.  An adult pygmy marmoset wouldn’t be any bigger than a small ball of wool. Here are images of mother (above) and child (below) peering through their enclosure to the Wellington Zoo Cafe (I bought a coffee … Continue reading

Hard Night Out

I found this seal snoozing on Seatoun Beach this morning.  It had obviously needed a place to crash for the night.  Wouldn’t it be funny if it was sleeping on a park bench.