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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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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Sunrises in the Hawke’s Bay

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Good morning from another chilly start to a Hastings day. Actually it was a beautiful start to the day.  As usual I couldn’t sit still when I saw the sky so I raced out to grab some shots.  Which means I am now running late so please excuse me if I don’t get around to your blogs this morning.  I will try later today.

Apropos sunrises.  Every Sunday I drive down to Otane to the market.  I get to see some amazing sunrises.  I have now got into the habit of taking my camera.  But I have forgotten it a few times so out with the phone. And here is what I have seen. The iPhone 6S isn’t too bad for giving a misty look in the sun.

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Just a slight touch of editing and frames with Pixlr.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Nature

WPC Challenge: Spare and Bare Hills in the Hawke’s Bay

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Good morning from a cloudy and windy day here in Hastings.  After a beautiful week we are expecting a wet and miserable weekend.  We desperately need the rain.  As you can see in these photos.

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Krista from The Daily Post has asked us for our spare photos.  That is spare meanings:

Spare has many connotations: it can mean one too many, or sparse, or even to release something from harm. I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations! Bonus points to those who tell the story behind their “spare” inspiration.

This is what I travel through every weekend to the market in Otane.  The hills are so bare and dry.  So they are brown most of the time.  Yesterday when I went down you can see some green coming through as there was some heavy downpours during the night last week.  But a few days of wind and sun and they really dry up.

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Please excuse the quality of the photos.  They were taken with my iPhone 6S through a dirty window.  (I know it is time to clean the car).

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The Daily Post: Spare

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hawke’s Bay Scenery

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

This week Cee Neuner has asked us for our Freeway, Expressway and Highway photos.

So what can I show, but Highway 2 between Hastings and Otane.  These photos are what I see every Sunday when I go to the market. I have included a map of Hawke’s Bay

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It lifts my soul when I drive down.  But the only problem is that I want to stop and take photos all the time.  For this day Martin, my son had driven down with me – we needed a strong man to help us with the market.  This meant that I could take some photos.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Freeways, Expressways, Highways

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