Sunday, April 24, 2011

Celebrating Easter Autumn Colours In Rotorua ...

It was a grey overcast Autumn morning so Graham and I went walking along the Rotorua lakefront towards Sulphur Point and beyond so we could gert some fresh air and exercise with our cameras.  

The first bright shot was a day lilly, something I didn't expect to find this late in the season.

Mokoia Island

Paraglider being towed by a boat on lake Rotorua.

The Autumn leaves are full on, exploding in a riot of colour all over the place in the many parks in Rotorua.
The district council gardeners make our city look beautiful in every season. We have won numberous most beautiful city in New Zealand awards and a lot of it has to do with the vision of the Rotorua District council.


                                                                          In Autumn

                                                                       Prepare to leave


                   I had a go at doing some cloning in Photoshop.

Took ages for this little guy to look down at me from his birds eye view on top of a rusty pole.



And more rust

Cobwebbs and raindrops on rust


Bleached woon

While I was taking all these shots of rust  and gulls I  heard a hign pitched buzzing.
I looked around and there was a boy  running his controlled car along the rusty surfaces next to me.
He told me it was his birthday and he just got the car and that his family were down from Auckland.
He was a nice kid and posed for a shot with his car.
Often when I am out and about photographing or walking; kids (and cats) seem to appear out of nowhere to talk to me.

                                                It's really cool to be invited into their world.

Rock and roll remote control car, so cool.

A white feather left by a goose.

It's fungi season, these were under silver birches.
Each different type of fungi has a different host tree.

Had a go at simplifying backgrounds in photoshop.

Bright ornage fungi in the bush

Same fungi

Fungi from the bottom

Chocolate mudpools.

Home again to my garden of seeding grasses.

Hopefully it will be a finer day tomorrow, be prepared for more photography. .

Creative Quotes of the day
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroyong its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.

“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.”
William Cullen Bryant

1 comment:

Jacque said...

Lovely photos! It seems funny to think of autumn starting there, even though I know we are having opposite seasons. Spring has sprung here....finally! Happy Easter!