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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).     Advertisements

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Perspective is challenging.  The search for a different perspective forces you to be creative and think of alternate ways of viewing something.  I believe the ingredients to creating compelling images are practice, patience, imagination and a little bit of luck.  Here are a few images from my collection. Click here to view other Daily Post … Continue reading

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Horizons

Without realizing it, all my travel photos always contain horizons.  The natural and man-made landscapes and architecture seem to leave a lasting memory in your mind.  Here are a few from my travels. See here for more submissions for this weeks Daily Post challenge.

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 Photo Challenge: Saturated

“Allez, Allez, Allez” shows Wellington’s yellow buses in action at the bus interchange whilst colourful murals are displayed on the wall of “Masons Lane” which descends below the city streets. 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.