Surprising Finds after Cyclone Debbie

 

Last week New Zealand got the tail end of Cyclone Debbie, after it had hit Queensland. The day after the rain stopped I went out to discover the damage.  I was surprised by the weather – perfect blue skies and no wind.  The water had started to recede quite a bit but there were pockets of water around which showed up some fantastic reflections.

We are now into autumn and the light was perfect.

Now New Zealand is bracing itself for another cyclone – Cook.  This time we have been told that it is a massive storm which you can read about here.  So far, where I live we are not too bad.

So to all the New Zealand bloggers – keep dry and safe.

 

via Photo Challenge: Surprise

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Travel Theme: Environment

Spider's ennviroment

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings.

I have bit the bullet and have installed Lightroom and Photoshop CC.  I  have spent the last couple of days trying to get my head around it and getting my computer used to it.  I have managed to get Lightroom going but my computer refuses to let Photoshop work.  After so long, the computer just freezes and I have to give up for the day.  Any advice is welcome.

At least I had the cricket to distract me from throwing the computer out of the window.  It was right down to the wire.  I was watching the news and the cricket reporter was optimistic that the game would be all over by about half past 6.  When I heard him say that I thought he had just jinxed the game for our team.  And sure enough, it was a nail biting finish and the Black Caps won by just one wicket about an hour later than the prediction.  I can imagine that the fans at Eden Park would have been sitting on the edge of their seats.

Anyway onto this challenge by Ailsa

Travel theme: Environment

So I chose this photo I found of a spider in it’s own environment.  My first photo I have edited in Lightroom.

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