Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black & White Impressions at Arataki Honey Farm

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Good morning from a frosty Hastings day.

The third week of the month is black & white for Sally’s challenge over at Lens and Pens by Sally.  This challenge is using our mobile devices – tablets and phones.  When my Social Snappers group went to Arataki Honey Farm I got out my iPhone 5S to grab a few photos as well.  There was so much to see and take photos of.

I loved this honey jar shaped like a bee hive.

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And this polished bowl on the scales has a honey comb shape on one side.

All these have been edited with Snapseed.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-black-and-white-times-square/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/dry-and-shadowy-end-of-summer-for-sally-ds-black-and-white-challenge/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-black-and-white-milking-it-for-all-its-worth/

I won’t be able to visit all your blogs this morning so will catch up with everyone later today.

Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Bored Kiwis

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Good morning from a drier Hastings day.

My daughter has gone back to Wellington so it is very quiet now.  It was so nice to have this surprise and her brother was able to spend some time with her helping her with her computer.  We spent some time together yesterday sketching and her artwork is so  beautiful.  Now it is back to normal and she will be missed a lot.

Anyway this week for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography is all about our oddball photos.  These are great photos but don’t fit into any category.  This week I have gone for a Kiwi theme – literally.  These bored looking stuffed kiwis are on display at the Arataki Honey Farm.  There was so many photo opportunities.  But as the shop assistant was getting suspicious of us, I don’t think it will be a good idea to go back there again any time soon.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 33

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/cees-oddball-photo-challenge-2015-week-33-say-what/

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/cees-odd-ball-challenge-15-wk-33/

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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

Cee’s Oddball Challenge: A Super Cute Snail

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Good morning from another cold, wet and miserable day here in Hastings. Don’t you just hate it when you start getting a taste of spring with beautiful warm days, and then winter comes back to say it hasn’t finished yet.  Apparently it is going to be like this all week.  We have had some road closures here in the North Island, while a lot of the South Island is covered in snow.

Monday for me means it is time for Cee’s great challenge over at Cee’s Photography, which is to showcase those great photos which don’t fall into any sort of usual category.

Anyway this cute snail was taken a couple of weeks ago at the Arataki Honey Farm.  It is so adorable.

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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Arataki Honey Farm

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Good morning from a warmer Hastings day.

Last Friday my Social Snappers group went to Arataki Honey Farm.  It was really interesting and the bees were behind glass.

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It was really hard to take clear and sharp photos as the bees were constantly on the move.

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There were several types of bees and it was so fascinating watching them – mesmerising.

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And the honeycombs made for great abstract photos too.

The smell of honey was very strong.

This is for Sally’s challenge over at Lens and Pens by Sally where we showcase our mobile photography which for me is my iPhone 5S. Welcome back Sally.  We missed your challenge.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-new-york-city-and-the-high-line/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-reflecting-on-nature/

Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

PS.  I will catch up with everyone later – my painting class today.