Cyclone Pam Update

DELUGE: Heavy rain covers Gisborne and Hawke's Bay as well as the western Bay of Plenty and the tip of Great Barrier Island in this  11.28am rain radar image.

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DELUGE: Heavy rain covers Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay as well as the western Bay of Plenty and the tip of Great Barrier Island in this 11.28am rain radar image. Hastings is just below the blue spots on the east coast.

Just an update on how things went today.

We have had heavy rain off and on all day.  But the heavy winds didn’t hit us as expected.  It has turned cold as a cold front from the south has come up, saving us from the worse of the winds.  So all in all a non event (touch wood as it is not quite over yet)

Freelance photographer Andrew Brunton snaps away as waves crash in the background along the Hawke's Bay coast at Haumoana

Freelance photographer Andrew Brunton snaps away as waves crash in the background along the Hawke’s Bay coast at Haumoana

Clinton Llewellyn/Fairfax NZ (both of these images)

This is the coast near where I live.

A man with a Go Pro camera tries to get up close to the swell along the Hawke's Bay coast at Haumoana.

I will try and get out tomorrow and take some photos.

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One Four Challenge: A Thorny Issue.

Thistle in the sunset - Black and white-

This a great challenge to learn about editing photos.  But I am afraid, that this month I am throwing in the towel this week.  There is nothing more that I could do with this other than to go black and white.  My computer froze again the other day while I was working on Photoshop.  Then the next time I booted up the computer it took about 45 minutes while it had to check all the disks.  This black and white image was edited with Lightroom with a preset black and white filter and the vignette.

I have scheduled all these posts as I am not sure if we will be having any power or phone for the next couple of days, so I won’t be able to do any pingbacks

onefourchallenge

Thanks for visiting.

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Cyclone Pam Update

http://www.metvuw.co.nz/satellite/satellite.php?ihour=0?

Good morning from a very wet and soggy Hastings.

An update on the cyclone that is currently hitting New Zealand.

We have had a very wet night but not much in the way of wind.  That is expected to hit us this morning.  Gisborne has literally closed down all schools, the port, airport and told everyone to stay home.  We haven’t had that warning and my son has left for his college. The sun is up but it is very dark. I was supposed to go horse riding today but that has been postponed for a week.  That is a relief not to have to go out in this rain.

So the worse is yet to come.

Thanks to everyone who wished me well.  I do appreciate you all.

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Cee’s Oddball Photos: Fairies in the window

Fairies in the wind-

Fairies in the window

Here is my entry this week for Cee at Cee’s Photography.  My father had made these out of coloured perspex and they hang in their kitchen.

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/cees-odd-ball-challenge-15-wk-11/

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