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 🙂

June 29: Monument

I was on the look-out for old churches to take a photo of today but this one was closed so I had to settle for a wander around outside. This was a monument to those members of the parish lost during the “Great War” (First World War) from 1914 – 1918. I know that lens flare is generally frowned upon but I did this on purpose (I actually took one first without the lens flare but liked this one better) and a friend of ours who has studied Art History informed me that this adds an ethereal quality to the image so that sealed my decision. So it’s a somewhat reflective photo for day 179…

June 22: The sun breaking through

So I am now firmly in the HDR camp! This is kinda fun… Taken from 3 shots, handheld on the way from Waikuku to Rangiora this afternoon. This is the third day in a row that it’s been cloudy and grey all day but has opened up for the sun to come through in the afternoon. On Monday I noticed it in while I was in the car without my camera and Tuesday I was in the city so couldn’t get a very good view of the skyline but today I was in the car with my camera and in the country so I finally got a shot of it. Success! Another HDR for  day 172, I think I’m addicted!