Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blurred vision

Thematic Photographic 253:

I am always trying to take photos of birds.
They are never very successful because I don't have the right lens - but I keep trying. 
Carmi's theme this week allows me to post some blurry birds. 

These are seagulls, disturbed by Manu barking at them:



I spotted this blue heron from the road 
but by the time I stopped the car and grabbed my camera, he was getting airborne:


and gaining height:

 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday Snapshot: Walls

Today's hitherto unposted shots are some I took of a few of the large, mostly building-height painted or tiled installations that we have around the outside walls of our school.
Click to embiggen.

This one, which is painted, includes a number of native birds:



On a central block which has the washrooms and locker rooms, etc, 
there are large tiled "signs" for the female side:

 

and the male side (the phoenix is our school emblem):



All along the outside of one building there are depictions of
various aspects of college life.
Here are some of them:




Finally, an enormous painted mural right along the side of the art block was done
a couple of years ago by some Year 10 (15 yrs old) students.
These are some samples of the work:



Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Otherwise fine; TP 252


Two of my favourite cloud photos, for this week's Thematic Photographic. 
You can see more on this theme here.


Summer sky, at our local beach. 
These clouds make me think of long hot summer days:



Stormy skies, Masterton.
These clouds just make me remember.



Sunday, July 14, 2013

The dream and the reality

 Ahhh - holidays.

What I should be doing:




What I'm actually doing:


Monday, July 8, 2013