A Photo a Week Challenge: One

One Tui
One Tui
One Shag stretching it's wings
One Shag stretching it’s wings
One lone Kowhai flower
One lone Kowhai flower

A Photo a Week: One

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A Photo a Week Challenge: A Magical Sunrise

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Good morning from a cloudy spring day here in Hastings.

Nancy has the perfect challenge for me this morning.  Sunrises.  I have literally thousands of sunrise photos.  But here are my favourites.  Driving down in the middle of winter to Otane means I get to see the most amazing sunrises.  On this day I wasn’t the only photographer around taking photos.

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The views were stunning.

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The best sunrises just happen on the coldest days.  But definitely worth the early rising for this.

A Photo a Week: Sunrises

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A Photo a Week Challenge: At the Cadillac Diner

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At the Cadillac Diner with a 1969 Cadillac de Ville

This week Nancy wants to see our eateries.  So, after much searching my hard drive I found this photo, taken in 2009 of our caddy in front of a Cadillac diner.  The gentleman in the blue shirt is my ex-hubby.

Please excuse the quality as it was taken with an older camera.

I believe the diner is no longer there.  I got food poisoning from eating there too.  That might have had something to do with it’s demise.

A Photo a Week: Eateries

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A Photo a Week: A Magical Sunrise in the Country

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When I read what Nancy’s prompt was this week I knew exactly what photos to use.

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Every week when I drive down to Otane it is hard for me to concentrate on my driving.

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This day I just had to stop and take photos.  I wasn’t the only one.  There was another photographer who had stopped as well.  I think he was on a mission that day to make the most of this magical sunrise.

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I am only 5 minutes away from the country, yet only 5 minutes from the CBD.  The best of both worlds.

A Photo a Week: In the Country

 

A Photo a Week: Hats

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This week Nancy is fascinated by hats.  Well, so am I.  I have an Art Deco hat which I love.  And now I am trying to find a hat suitable for the Suffragette movement – I want a straw hat with purple, green and white blossoms (which I will be making) on it. I am in the Blossom Parade this year for the Women’s Centre.

Anyway here is my gorgeous daughter with a couple of hats from WWI which we found at the Gallipoli Exhibition at Te Papa museum.

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She really suits hats.

A Photo a Week: Hats

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Hastings Clock Tower by Night

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One night I had to go to my doctor.  As it is winter it was dark.  So I was keen on getting some photos of Hastings CBD by night.  I managed to get some photos while my son was getting rather impatient ( he is my chauffeur while he practices for his licence).  So I then went back to the car.  Except it was the wrong car, and I couldn’t understand why someone was sitting in the passenger seat.  Oops.  My son was in hysterics over it. I had to laugh too.

Anyway here is our clock tower by night.  Very impressive too. Not quite a good quality as it was taken on my iPhone 6S

A Photo a Week: Clocks

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A Photo a Week: Raindrops

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This week Nancy has given us an easy prompt (at least for me). Raindrops.  I literally have thousands of photos of raindrops.  Most of them not worthy of a second look.  But I found these photos.  When I have my Social Snappers group we still go out, even in the rain.

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And not just raindrops on roses.

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But also on leaves.

All these were taken just around the Heretaunga Womens Centre.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Raindrops

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