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

WPC: Abstract Waters

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings morning.

This week Ben Huberman from The Daily Post has gone all abstract.

This week, find your own (proverbial?) chestnut tree. Point your camera at something familiar and turn it into something else. Whether it’s a wall in your house, a friend’s arm, or a billboard seen from afar, we may or may not recognize what it actually is. But we’ll certainly discover something else about it in the process.

So what else can I show but abstract waters.  I have lots and lots of photos of them.  I love the way that no two photos are the same.  Especially in photos like the first one.  I kept the ducks in as added interest against the flow of the waters.

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Then there are the raindrops with their ripple effects.

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The Daily Post: Abstract