Starting Over

Yesterday while still in Dunedin we chose a new camera that I'll be able to start learning how to use. So exciting! To be honest I hate learning anything new but I'd got really frustrated with the lack of detail and poor colour rendition in my basic cellphone camera. This afternoon back home I ventured... Continue Reading →

A Walk Up The Street

Lovely day today in Tapanui. Around 5pm I took a walk up the street to see if anything might catch my eye in the late afternoon sunshine. Here's what I found. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken 28 Aug 2019 (late winter/early spring). This variegated holly brightened up cold grey winter days - near and... Continue Reading →

Holding On and Letting Go

Autumn foliage colours complement this pretty church and brighten up the street frontage, further up the street from where we live. The photos were taken during my walk yesterday, a glorious sunny, blue sky day. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand My title is taken from a quote I read this morning, I've found it's attributed... Continue Reading →

Come On In

When I walked up the street yesterday in the glorious autumn sunshine, these three properties seemed to welcome me in with their feeling of open-ness and warmth. All three are very different but I felt drawn to each one. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand Either of the horizontal photos can be viewed larger (click on... Continue Reading →

Presbyterian Wind Vane

This is the wind vane that I spotted when looking out my hotel window in Oamaru on 21 January 2019. Later when exploring around the streets we came across the vane, sitting on top of the very fine "St. Paul's" Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Nigel had his Olympus Digital Camera to hand and... Continue Reading →

Anglican Wind Vane

I've often walked past this Anglican church in Gore but hadn't noticed a wind vane on the tower until just the other day. It looks very shiny so perhaps its new or has replaced an older one. Roosters seem to be popular, again we have a weathercock. For:  Weather Vane Wednesday Challenge - Jan 30,... Continue Reading →

Switzers Church

Switzers is the location of the old gold town that preceded Waikaia and its about 3km from the Waikaia village. You turn off onto a gravel driveway that goes up a hill, and around the bend this lovely little church is revealed. Switzers dates back to the gold mining days of the 1860s. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Switzers Church and Cross

About 3km from the little town named Waikaia (in the middle of nowhere) that I've posted about before, there's the location of the older town that dates back to the gold mining days of the 1860s. The old town had to be moved three times because they kept siting it in the middle of gold... Continue Reading →

High Weather Vanes

We'd stopped in Invercargill for a fuel stop, next to the beautiful First Presbyterian Church when I looked up and spotted this weather vane perched on top of the church tower. First Presbyterian Church was designed by architect John T Mair (1876-1959), an Invercargill-born architect who later became the Government Architect. For more information see... Continue Reading →

Pro-Creation: New Photographic Work

On Monday 21 May we went to Dunedin and I had a wander around while Nigel attended to some business. I found the 'Pro-Creation' exhibition open at the Community Gallery on Princes Street and enjoyed the photographic work on display by Clive Copeman, Graham Warman, Alan Dove and Derek Morrison. This exhibition will be open... Continue Reading →

Pink and Blue: A Gentle Introduction

I've been collecting images in pink and blue - both or either. Having collected rather a lot, I'll split them over several posts and I hope you enjoy them! This post is dedicated to photos that show paler shades of pink and blue - subtle and more easily overlooked. "Thank you!" to the featured photographers... Continue Reading →

St Dunstan’s Catholic Church, Clyde

This lovely church wasn't far from our accommodation, The Postmasters House, in Clyde. St Dunstan's was built of local stone in 1903. It replaced a previous church built in the 1860s that had been destroyed in a storm. Nigel particularly admired the orange reflection cast on the wall from the orange roof tiles. You can... Continue Reading →

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