More 19th century inventions this week. The focus of this shot is the reaction turbine of a quartz stamper which has been lying in this spot near Courthouse Flats in the Wangapeka for over a hundred years.
Something a bit abstract this week. The original image was extracted from some video taken during a walk in Kahurangi National Park. I like the palette. Colours weren’t changed during processing – all natural. Not sure about the processing and application of effects to this image. A bit contrived – could be improved with a… Continue Reading →
Taken last weekend on a short trek up the Gordon Range in Tasman from the Inwood Lookout car park. Weather was perfect, by the time I was on the ridge there was virtually no wind. Shot from around -41.596646, 172.928934 looking SSW towards the St Arnaud Range which can be seen in the distance. Gordon’s Knob is on the right, point 1564 on the left.
Carrying on the exploration of nature’s simple forms up close, this week’s image of a flax was taken in morning sun. The black background was a result of lighting conditions, aperture and shutter speed. I’ve added some vignetting but hot sure if I’m completely sold on the post processing, will see if it grows on me.
Carrying on last week’s study of Taraxacum, this image captures the same Dandelion a day later. Note how the form resonates so unmistakably with existential notions of Being and Essence. Was this ‘flower’ ever truly complete? Is it now not a ‘Flower’ or it’s true nature somehow made concrete in the inevitability of change?