A Photo a Week: Movie References

Hobbit Bridge 2 (640x466)

This week Nancy has asked for  movie or TV show references.


As I live in New Zealand also known as Middle Earth due to the fact that all the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies were filmed here, I felt it appropriate to use these photos that show similarities to the hobbit houses.

Hobbit Bridge 1

Hobbit bridge

Maybe that is why they chose New Zealand to film it in.  We already had the bridges for them.  No they didn’t film here but I love these quaint bridges.

A Photo a Week challenge: Movie reference

I will catch up with everyone later today.

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iPhoneography Challenge: The Hobbit – Gandalf


Good morning from a humid, muggy Tuesday in Hastings.  I know I am a day late, but some countries are still in Monday so I think I still qualify for this challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally.

I thought long and hard about this challenge this week and searched through my archives and then I found these photos.

Last year we were down in Wellington 4 days before the release of The Hobbit move.  This was filmed around Wellington by Sir Peter Jackson and the premier was held there.  We were wandering down this street, not knowing where we were and then we came across the theatre where the premiere was being held and lo and behold there was Gandalf above us.

Black and White Gandalf

Black and White Gandalf with door 1

These were edited with Colour Strokes with a medium hardness to the image for a more dimensional look to it.

Of course I couldn’t resist editing further, much to the disgust of my daughter.

 Black and White Gandalf 1

Black and White Gandalf with door

Black and White Gandalfsketch

I prefer these images but my daughter said the challenge was for black and white and the top two had too much colour.  I just think that they add to the images and make them just a tad more interesting.

What do you think?

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