A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dappled clouds at sunset
Sunsets can be quite beautiful if one is about outside when they occur. I was lucky to catch this one.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A modified photograph
This is a piece cut from a  more comprehensive photo I took recently. It has been modified with photographic software to give the appearance of something else. The picture has also been turned (poorly) into a painting using the software. I suppose I could entitle it "A Structure in a Natural Setting." (Click on the picture to enlarge.)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Macro Keyboard Photo
I guess this is a bit of a dumb photo to put on a blog, but I thought it might have some merit. After all, while experimenting with my new camera it seemed to take this photo all by itself, and as it seemed an unusual shot I kept it. So here it is.

This is my computer keyboard taken when the camera was lying on the desk.

Clever camera  :-)     (Click on photo to enlarge)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hamilton's Fairfield Bridge
This is one of Hamilton's iconic bridges. It is a construction of reinforced concrete and was probably the second bridge built for vehicle traffic across the Waikato River at the northern end of the city.

Click to enlarge. That mark in the water is a duck taking off.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Old Military 'pill box'
This now-decrepit concrete structure was built during World War Two as a guard post to man and help deter any Japanese invasion which might try to enter New Zealand from the sea here at Raglan.

Though the structure is probably as strong now as it was when built it has suffered its exposure to all weathers over the previous 70-odd years. It has also been adorned by the usual mindless graffiti.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Holidaymakers fishing at the Raglan Wharf
During the Christmas holiday break fishing is as good a way as any to pass a lazy summer's day. Here are several families on holiday trying to teach their children how to fish. I doubt if they will catch anything in this location as  if you click and enlarge the picture you can see that the water here is only very shallow.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Silos at Raglan, NZ
These silos near the Raglan wharf were converted to flats (small apartments). I would like to be able to see them inside.
Click on photo to enlarge.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A beautiful shrub at Hamilton Gardens
I was impressed by the beauty of this flowering shrub. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the plant variety, so if anyone can tell me I will be pleased.
Click on photo to enlarge.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Maori Carving at the Hamilton Gardens
This fellow is almost frightening hiding there amongst the shrubbery.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Help - Advice required please
While looking at my father and grandfather's war medals recently I found this piece of memorabilia and have no idea where it came from or what or who it represents. If anyone can tell me I will be grateful.

At a guess the globe shows the North and South American continents focussing on South America, and the anchor seems to indicate a navy. Does the eagle represent the United States? I wonder if it could represent the US Merchant Navy? Or perhaps the navy of a south American country?

Help from readers will be appreciated.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A covered trellis walkway at Hamilton Gardens
I walked around the gardens on Saturday taking lots of photos and thought this trellis looked good for a picture. It divides one garden theme from another. The Hamilton Gardens complex is well worth one or several visits.


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I live in Hamilton, the largest inland city in New Zealand, stretching across both sides of the Waikato River in the North Island, south of Auckland. Visit my other blog at: http://cimba7200.blogspot.com



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