Spring fields

It’s been a while since my last post but I still have my camera with me most of the time and take photos now and then – I just don’t seem to have the time to process or post them! Anyway, this is a field that I drive past on my way to work and I kept thinking that it would look good in a photo so I stopped and took some a few days ago… Enjoy 🙂

Abandoned farmhouse

This is an old house in Waikuku on State Highway 1 that I drive past most days on my way to work. I’ve been meaning to stop and take photos for ages and almost didn’t (I even slowed down, decided not to and kept driving, and then pulled over a did a U-turn a bit down the road) but fought the urge to keep driving and grabbed a few photos.

My wife hates driving with me when I’ve got my camera close because I always want to stop, and while I do feel sorry for all partners of people who like to take photos, it’s always worth stopping! So these photos are dedicated to the frustrated partners who have to sit and wait for photos to be taken…

October 9: Country road

This is a road between Waikuku and Rangiora that we drive down pretty often and I’ve taken a few photos on before. It’s been looking pretty cool for the past few weeks with all the spring colours and I’ve been meaning to stop and take a photo for ages but only just got around to it. Sitting here watching the All Blacks play a pretty good Argentine side after watching the Wallabies beat the South African’s – it’s been a pretty good day for the  280th day of my project 🙂

August 4: Forgotten doorway

This is an old barn that I have been driving past for the last few years and meaning to stop but never got around it to so I did today! There are so many cool old buildings and machines on farms around here but I’m not overly keen to go walking around with my camera like a weirdo so I pretty much stick to things right on the road. This fits the bill as it was right by the road so I stopped this afternoon and grabbed some shots. I really like the shot of the old deteriorated barn door and would like to get it printed on a canvas one day… Anyway, here are the shots for day 215!

July 29: Hay barn

It’s 11:55pm and I really want to be asleep but I’ve been busy all day and am way too stubborn not to do my photo for today. That said, I will be brief. This is an old barn at the grounds opposite my parents’ house. I sometimes stop there for a wander around as there are some interesting things to take photos of. And that’s me for day 210!

July 27: Farm machinery

 

I was driving home this afternoon when I dove past a farm with this sitting in the front paddock. I wanted to take a photo but it was a bit awkward because the farmer was working in the paddock and I didn’t want to look like a creeper so I kept on driving.  I got about 50 meters down the road then decided I could handle the farmer looking at me weird so I turned around and drove back. I don’t know if he even looked at me because I just pretended he wasn’t there, snapped away and then left. I have no idea what this thing is – hence the generic name – but I like rusted old things so this fits the bill for day 208…

 

June 30: Clouds in the puddle

I left my photo a bit late tonight and it was getting dark by the time I took this photo. I know I’ve already used the reflection in the puddle deal on May 31 but this is better…. because it’s HDR and HDR is always better! I also like that it’s a bit darker but still light enough to see the grass and the puddle etc in the foreground. And I’ve just hit day 180! Only 2 more days to go until I’m halfway through my project 🙂