This week's idea to play with is curves (check Carmi's site for more info).
This was taken on the same outing as last week's blue leaning
man, and marks the marina/yacht club premises. I've always
liked the shapes of propellor blades.
I've posted this before - it's a wind wand by kinetic artist
Len Lye, on the foreshore in New Plymouth. It bends and
moves in the wind - of which there is plenty in
this small city on the west coast of New Zealand.
The curving banks of the Whanganui River, taken from the
old steamer which carries visitors on this waterway.
In Māori legend, the Whanganui River was formed when Mt Taranaki who had lived peacefully in the centre of New Zealand's North Island with three other volcanoes, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, courted the gorgeous Mt Pihanga.
A mighty battle broke out between him and Tongariro. The earth shook and the sky became dark as the mountains belched forth their anger. When the battle ended, Pihanga stood close by Tongariro's side. Taranaki, wild with grief and jealousy, wrenched himself from the ground and plunged towards the setting sun, gouging out a deep wide trench.The next day a stream of clear water sprang from the side of Tongariro, flowing down the deep scar Taranaki had left on his journey to the coast, and formed the Whanganui River.