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FOTD – Dandelion

I’m a bit lucky – I got the macro lens I’ve been hankering after for an early birthday present.

It wasn’t the best day to take it for a first shoot – it was really a bit windy to be photographing flowers and leaves. Its going to take a bit of practice to get really comfortable with how close to get and whats the best aperture in different circumstances.

I did get 3 or 4 photos that I was relatively happy with for a first effort – including this one.

Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day

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The Hikitia floating crane was built in Scotland in 1926 and took 84 days to sail to Wellington.

Now she is an icon on the Wellington waterfront

She has been involved in many notable salvages including a Catalina flying boat and the Wahine, whose mast stands near-by in Frank Kitts park as a memorial to the 53 victims of New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster.

This shoot was a good excuse for a lunchtime walk in the sunshine. It was also suitable subject for the Yakisugi JPEG recipe which I have been wanting to test out for some time.

A response to the FOWC theme of salvage


The road most often taken

It’s a bit hard to fully characterise my preferred genre- because it’s really more of a favourite subject. I get a lot of pleasure from lunchtime walks along the Wellington waterfront with a mental list of current WordPress challenges looking for a subject. I guess most of it is vaguely ‘urban’, (even my seascapes usually feature the port or ferries) but it’s a mix of water, architecture, people, wildlife (mostly birds), closeups, reflections and whatever else captures my eye

Shot at lunchtime today for the lens artists challenge of the road most taken