Country Roads

For the last few months I’ve been driving plenty of back roads in rural Tararua District. This isn’t really on anyone’s tourist trail in New Zealand. This is simply farming country. Much of the time, you’re on these roads by yourself, or accompanied by livestock. Often the roads are unsealed. This is real New Zealand. This is the country we love. This is the stuff we pass every day on our way somewhere. Get off the beaten track and go and visit New Zealand, not just the touristy stuff.

Droving
Horsemen from Waewaepa Station with a large team of dogs droving cattle on the Waitahora Road, heading towards Coonoor. Tararua District.
Towai Road Gap
That gap is where Towai Road, crosses the top of the Puektoi Ranges. Tararua District.
Tree roots
Heading East down Towai Road towards the Waihi Valley. Tararua District.
Pongaroa
Looking East from the side of Towai Road win a Southerly Gale. Tararua District.
Pori Road greens
Awesome colours as I’m looking North towards the Puketoi Range from Pori Road, heading East towards Route 52. Tararua District.
3 kings
Huia Road, winds towards the Three Kings, just off Route 52, near Pongaroa. Tararua District.
Farmscape
Looking West down Maunga Road, Near Dannevirke. Tararua District.
Farm Scene, Weber
Sheep in the yards beside Weber Road, near Dannevirke, Tararua District.
Bluff
The Bluff on Mangahei Road. Looking West. Mangahei, Tararua District.
New Zealand Farm Land
Looking East across Mangaorapa Station, from Te Uri Road, Near Porangahau. Central Hawkes Bay district.
Ruahines
Cattle grazing with the Ruahine Ranges in the near distance. beside SH2, Norsewood. Tararua District.
Sheep and Clouds
Weather on the Ruahine Foothills. Otanga Road, near Dannevirke, Tararua District.
Ormondville
Ormondville Railway Station. Ormondville. Tararua District.
Trees in the clouds
Trees peeking through the low cloud. Looking East from the Saddle Road. Near Woodville. Tararua District.
Grounds staff
Grounds Staff? Mangatainoka Rugby Club. Beside SH2, Eketahuna. Tararua District.
Saddle Rays
Sunrays on the way East over the Saddle Road, near Ashurst. Manawatu.
Makotoku
I actually can’t remember where I took this. Tararua District.
Pohangina
Autumnal colours from Pohangina Valley Road. Manawatu
Sale day
Sale of dairy cattle at Matamau Sale Yards. Tararua District.
Tree lined driveway tall
That’s actually someone’s driveway. Near Akitio. Tararua District.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the landscapes I love so much. We have much amazing  countryside, off the beaten track. Those country roads are my home.

The Far End Of The World.

I recently had to return to England over Christmas, I say had to, I was happy to go of course. It’s been over 3 years since I returned home to New Zealand from my 20 plus years living in England. I was interested to see how it would look as a visitor, rather than a resident. I took my camera. What England mostly looked like, was foggy, although we did have a sunny day, so that was nice. Images in no particular order.

blitz
St Paul’s with Blitz memorial statue.
bridge-crossing
Looks like a Russians outing. Not sure it isn’t.
cafe
Corner of Frith and Old Compton Street in Soho. Spent many good nights round here.
modern-art-creation
Standing on top of the Tate Modern Art Gallery. I decided to try my hand at making some modern art, I didn’t have any crayons though, so I used my camera. I expect the Tate Modern will  be in touch any day to ask if they can hang this in the foyer of the gallery.
modern-art-moment-2
People having a modern art moment in the boiler room of the Tate Modern.
oxford-street
Oxford Street. Quiet.
ritz
Putting it on…
st-pauls
River crossing, foot bridge.
thames
Looking West up the Thames.
tower-bridge-fog
Like I said, foggy.
tower-of-london-fog
The Tower.
tuba-of-fire
Man blowing fire out of his Tuba, as one does.
air-traffic
Air traffic over Big Ben.
bath-bridge
Bath, foggy.
bath-cemetary-tomb-2
I got up at Sparrow fart to have a poke about in this cemetery in Bath.
bath-cemetary-tomb
Old, early.
book-shop
I was taking a photo of this characterful book shop when some urchin parked their bike in my shot.
buckingham-palace
Liz and Phil’s, they’re not home.
castle-coombe
Castle Coombe, no racing in this bit.
doors
Them next door…
general
I believe the four legs on the plinth means something, don’t know who he is either. Above Horse Guards parade ground.
highbury-fields
Highbury Fields, on the sunny day.
horse-guards-parade-ground
London, not Moscow. St James’s park.
horses
Horses ready.
palace
Who doesn’t like a nice ornate building. This is Horse Guards parade ground in front. History fans will know what that building is.
routemaster
Route Master. Old Skool.
tomb
Horse Guards.

So not the usual touristy shots perhaps. It’s actually quite hard to take a photo a bit different to what is obviously on offer and on a million postcards. My lingering impression of my revisit to England though was that I’m very pleased I live in New Zealand. It’s good to be home.

Back In The Capital

We had a big earthquake recently. Bigger in the South than it was in the North, but big none the less. There are many buildings in Wellington still closed, cordoned off and some to be demolished. Big buildings. We also had a Tsunami warning. So I thought I’d go and take some photos of the capital city before it gets destroyed in the next big earthquake and washed away in the following Tsunami. You know, for the archives. I took an eclectic mix of photos, not the stuff people usually photograph in Wellington. It is quite a diverse, colourful and interesting place. See? Due to the number of photos, I’ve gone for the ’tiled mosaic look. Welcome to Wellington.

New Gear

IMG_0126I’m going to try to create at least one blog post a month. I’ve been slack, well only in writing blog posts. I’ve been out and about an awful lot and taking a lot of photos. But have been neglecting this bit.

The big news is that I finally have my dream gear. Anyone who takes photography reasonably seriously will know that the right gear is important, they also like to have a lot of gear. The ability to ‘see’ a photograph is actually more important, all important. But you need the good gear to be as awesome as possible.

So camera gear is really important to keen Photographers. I actually don’t have much though. My thing as you should know by now is ‘minimum gear, maximum impact’. I still need a tripod. As an observation, the WordPress Blog Website sucks a bit of the awesomeness out of the shots, you really do need to click on each photo to see the best quality.

Back to the gear. My needs/wants were quite specific. I needed the ultimate multi-purpose but best quality lens for the landscape and shooting on the move stuff. I also wanted a good quality telephoto lens for wildlife and sports. Finally I really wanted a Full Frame camera. I now have all three. I should still get a tripod though, I have my eye on one. The details on the Camera and lenses if you are interested are:

Camera – Canon 6D

Telephoto Lens – Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

General Purpose lens – Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS

So…What can one do with the good gear? Let’s have a look.

Kaka colour
That’s a Kaka. A New Zealand Parrot. It’s a cool characterful bird less well known than our most famous Parrot, the Kea. But look at the clarity and colour.
Saint Gerards
Saint Gerards Monastery above Oriental Bay in Wellington. I don’t think there are any monks there anymore.
Ships bow
The Blue bow of a boat. The boat is a cafe, Wellington has a lot of cafe’s.
South Island dusk
Looking across the sea to the Kaikoura Ranges in the South Island from Island Bay in Wellington. About 230 kilometres away. You’re supposed to also notice the calm reflective rock pools in the foreground.
Jetty mirror
Derelict Piers at Miramar in Wellington. Mostly used by Seagulls.
Plateau Bend
State Highway One approaching Waiouru at 8:00am on a Sunday Morning. I was just passing through. That’s frost on the ground, not snow.
Barn
Barn, Wairarapa. Needs work.
Railway Escarpment
I don’t think the Railway Escarpment Nature Reserve is out there. I could be wrong. I might have been standing on it.
Ruapehu Mirror
Mt Ruapehu, reflected in a puddle to add a little something to a hard mountain to photograph.
Saddleback foraging
That’s a Saddleback foraging, shot in quite dark woodland. fast moving bird, in the dark forest. Looks like daytime.
Titahi Bay bright Boat Sheds
I didn’t really want the pink polar fleece clad local in the shot, but it’s her shed. Boat Sheds at Titahi Bay.
Wrights Hill Awesome cloud
That’s what the classic Nor’Wester looks like. Just like that.
City ship
Handheld shot of Wellington from the Interislander Ferry. Taken in the dark, without a tripod. Tripods are useless on the ferry.
Tory Channel fishing
You should have seen what happened about 5 minutes before I took this photo. Put it this way, this was almost a news story rather than a photograph.
Box Bridge
Bridge. That’s all you need.
Cafe
That building on the left is a Cafe, in Nelson. This is Tahunanui.
Church
Early in Marlborough. There are 5 Alpaca’s just out of shot to the right. They are cute, they are not locals as a general rule so I excluded them as they made the simple photo require too much description. Alpaca’s would not have enhanced this photo.
City half light
Wellington waterfront. from the ferry. I like lights on the water.
High Tide
This is a boat called Click in Nelson. With snowy mountains over there.
Spoonbill wading
The Royal Spoonbill. You don’t see a lot of those about.
Wellington evening long exposure
This is from the top of my street at night. Well early evening to be precise. Had I mentioned I have moved to Wellington?
Heath Goal strike
Finally, I did mention sport, this is my nephew, scoring a goal for his soccer team.

I’m in love with my new camera gear. I still need a tripod though

Reflections

I’m not going to say much here. These are reflective photographs. Photographs of reflections. I believe one of the key tenets of reflection is silence. So I shall add the briefest description. In case you want to visit the spot where the photo was taken.

Lake Rotoiti kayak
Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park
Himi beach reflection
Himatangi Beach, Sunset
Tern reflection focus
Your Tern
Fur Seal ignoring
Fur Seal, Himatangi Beach. Manawatu, New Zealand.
Himi awesome clouds
The beach is a road, Himatangi Beach.
Manawatu River reflection
Manawatu River, Foxton.
Seagull sunrise
Snells Beach, Kawau Bay.
Boat reflections
Near Nelson, pre dawn.
Best Scottish Reflection1
Scottish Loch
Autumn reflective pond
Rangitikei, Moawhango Valley. Near Taihape.
Autumn pond 3
Shillinglee Pond, West Sussex, England.
Scottish Loch
Loch Arkaig. Western Highlands of Scotland.

Summer Sunsets, At The Beach

Luckily for me, I live 200 metres from the sea front on the Western Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. I can wander down to watch the sunset any day of the week. These are a selection from just three nights. Three nights from the last week. It’s mid summer here. So these were taken between 8:30 and 9pm. That short window when the sky really kicks off. Often the best light is after the sun has set. As you can see.

Himi Inlet sunset
Heading down to the beach, this is a little rivulet which empties into the sea a few metres to the left of this shot.
Beach driftwood stack
People make piles and structures out of driftwood, it helps me take a photo straight at the sun.
Himi beach people
I don’t usually have people in my photographs, but since I referenced people in the last photo, there are some. They’ll be making a driftwood sculpture later no doubt.
Evolution of a cloud bank 1
That’s a cloud bank developing, about to block out the sun.
Himi Beach sunset
Going….
Himi beach light
Going…..
Himi beach tree two
Almost gone…
Himi Beach post sunset
Gone, now the good stuff really kicks off…
Long Beach one
See? Lavender? Lilac? Pink? You choose. looking down the beach to the South. That’s Kapiti Island way off in the distance. You can also see the South Island from here, just not in this shot.
Kapiti
Hard to believe that’s the same evening as the previous shot, but it is. That’s Kapiti Island.
Beach fort
More cool stuff assembled from driftwood. Helping me take photos.
Sea, see
You could stand and look at this all day, except you can’t as it’s nearly night time.
Thursday Night Himatangi
Saving the best till last? Quite possibly. I do like this. Low tide, post sunset. Awesome New Zealand.

So there you go. Hope you enjoyed my evenings.

Sheds and barns

A really cool feature of our landscape in New Zealand is some of the stuff that sits in it or on it. Few fans of ‘architecture’ would spend too much time marvelling at many of our buildings in this country. Certainly none of them are particularly old, or characterful. I disagree on the characterful, it depends what you call character. I love our barns and sheds. So many have a rustic ‘New Zealandness’ all of their own. They are part of the fabric of our pastoral landscape. New Zealand as a modern nation was ‘founded on the sheep’s back’. This simply meant much of our income was derived originally from sheep farming. We subsequently have a lot of old Wool sheds. We also have a lot of barns. Here is a random selection  of a few I drove past on my adventures. All of these were photographed from the side of the road.

Old barn, farm paddocks and the Ruahine Ranges. Stark light, morning tea time.
That barn isn’t there anymore, shame, it was a nice barn
Wonky shed
The photo is straight, the barn is wonky
Schools out
Technically, this is a school
Gentle Annie Barn
Wool shed, in what my father used to call ‘tiger country’ because it’s the middle of nowhere. Odd phrase as we have no Tigers in New Zealand of course.
Mountain Barn
Always site your small barn on the very edge of a precipice over a river, always.
Rangiwhaia woolshed two
Rangitikei Wool Shed, needs painting really.
Cow-Barn
I call this photo cow-barn. I know, but naming photos when you have a lot of them gets challenging sometimes.
Rangiwhaia woolshed
This is near a place called Rangiwahia, which is more of a vibe than a place.
SH32 Whakamaru
Because I also like a hill with it’s head in the clouds
snowy barn
That barn is also gone now. Must have been in the ‘great storm’
Wool barn after
This is an example of superb photo editing. There was another sheep in this photo, but it was standing in an unattractive manner. It had to go, it was delicious.
see through shed
When all you really need is a roof
Red Shed green haybales
Those bales are an example of stock feed being past it’s use by date.
Green Barn
How Green is my valley?
Do-er upper. This is on the way home, or out, depends on where I am going
This is also high in the Rangitikei Hill Country, an old woolshed looking cool ij the snowy morning sun
Who doesn’t love a derelict barn with a tree growing out of the window on a remote country road. Just a hint of the Ruahine Ranges in the background.
Barn, needs work.
Rustic Barn
This old wool shed is beside the Vinegar Hill Road, I don’t know why it’s called the Vinegar Hill Road. The Road is also called State Highway 54
Windmill Farm
The Te Apiti Windmill Farm on the hills near the Manawatu Gorge. Many people hate windmills because they are an ugly blight on the landscape. If you’ve ever seen this windmill farm, you might change your mind. I think the word you might choose over ugly, is awesome. Even though awesome blight on the landscape still doesn’t sound like a good thing. They are an amazing sight and apparently also generate an awful lot of electricity. Which is a good thing.

Some of these photos have featured in this blog before, so I’m cheating a bit by putting them up again. The thing is though that it’s my blog and I make the rules, so that’s allowed.

The Moon….

Like a lot of people, I like to take photos of the moon. Not just the moon though, the moon with other stuff in the photo. Otherwise it’s just a  photo of the moon. I don’t have the high powered telephoto lens to get the close up shots, nor am I an Astronaut. I also don’t do astrophotography. I just like to try to get a nice snap of the moon when it’s showing off a bit. No point giving too much explanation with these photos as is my usual thing. Each one is a photo of the moon, with some other stuff in the frame. I’ll just tell you where I was when I took the photo. Oh, and it’s harder than you think to photograph the moon. None of these were taken using a tripod. So there.

The moon, way up there, I know. But it's a big sky. Foxton Beach
The moon, way up there, I know. But it’s a big sky. Foxton Beach. Mt Ruapehu 230 kilometres away on the horizon. The moon is farther.
Full Moon at Muriwai Beach
Full Moon at Muriwai Beach
The Moon setting in the Rangitikei
The Moon setting in the Rangitikei
Power lines, moon, etc. Near Halcombe in the Manawatu
Power lines, moon, etc. Near Halcombe in the Manawatu
I got out of my car to take this beside the road. The road being State Highway One in the Rangitikei.
I got out of my car to take this beside the road. The road being State Highway One in the Rangitikei.
Half moon in leafy Surrey, England
Half moon in leafy Surrey, England
Not a blue moon. Early evening moon rising. Hunterville.
Not a blue moon. Early evening moon rising. Hunterville.
Same moon, a bit earlier.
Same moon, a bit earlier.
Misty moon. Ok I'm stretching the other stuff in the frame here as the other stuff is just mist. Hunterville.
Misty moon. Ok I’m stretching the other stuff in the frame here as the other stuff is just mist. Hunterville.
The moon and a balloon. Surrey, England
The moon and a balloon. Surrey, England
Dawn, early moon in Rangitikei. With a derelict cottage
Dawn, early moon in Rangitikei. With a derelict cottage
Amazing clouds and full moon. Kawau Bay.
Amazing clouds and full moon. Kawau Bay.
Moon sinking into the clouds, Rangitikei at dawn.
Moon sinking into the clouds, Rangitikei at dawn.
Yachting by moonlight. Kawau Bay at Dusk.
Yachting by moonlight. Kawau Bay at Dusk.
Moon rising over State Highway One. Near the Vinegar Hill SH54 turn off.
Moon rising over State Highway One. Near the Vinegar Hill SH54 turn off.
Let's face it, this looks like the end of the world. Amazing clouds with accompanying moon over Whangaparaoa Peninsular.
Let’s face it, this looks like the end of the world. Amazing clouds with accompanying moon over Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

So, the next time I post anything on here. I will have upgraded my camera gear. I’m not sure when that will be. Keep an eye out. I hope you enjoyed the moons

Oceans, Rivers and Lakes

New Zealand has a lot of water, we’re the country most surrounded by water of any country on earth. Make some sense of that. We have loads of lakes and rivers, lakes within lakes and lakes with volcanoes underneath. I’ve posted about our coastal awesomeness before. Those images were mostly in the far north. This lot were taken a bit further south. Southern Central North Island

Looks pretty, it's disastrous, those are flood waters. Manawatu flats under water. The Manawatu river is a long way from here.
Looks pretty, it’s disastrous, those are flood waters. Manawatu flats under water. The Manawatu river is a long way from here.
Rangitikei River, near Utiku, looks calm enough now, you should have seen it a few weeks ago, washing away bridges it was. Not this bridge though.
Rangitikei River, near Utiku, looks calm enough now, you should have seen it a few weeks ago, washing away bridges it was. Not this bridge though.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I like a nice valley. This is one of my favourites. The upper reaches of the Rangitikei River. Seen from Toetoe road. I know it's a funny name for a road but it's a splendid view. Toetoe is pronounced toy toy and it's a sort of pampas grass kind of thing.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I like a nice valley. This is one of my favourites. The upper reaches of the Rangitikei River. Seen from Toetoe road. I know it’s a funny name for a road but it’s a splendid view. Toetoe is pronounced toy toy and it’s a sort of pampas grass kind of thing.
Whanganui River, with Mt Ruapehu in the distance, 120 kilometres distant. That's a 9,117 foot high volcano, 120 kilometres away.
Whanganui River, with Mt Ruapehu in the distance, 120 kilometres distant. That’s a 9,117 foot high volcano, 120 kilometres away.
This is here because the water in the watercourses down there is orange, which is cool.
This is here because the water in the watercourses down there is orange, which is cool.
Along the coast from Himatangi to Foxton beach these little rivulets flow across the beach and out to sea, see?
Along the coast from Himatangi to Foxton beach these little rivulets flow across the beach and out to sea, see?
This is at the Manawatu River mouth, Foxton Beach. Looking inland at the Tararua Ranges. They've got snow on them under that cloud. I was hoping to get some snow in the shot as well. Not today.
This is at the Manawatu River mouth, Foxton Beach. Looking inland at the Tararua Ranges. They’ve got snow on them under that cloud. I was hoping to get some snow in the shot as well. Not today. That stick is like a local version of the Lake Wanaka tree.
That's looking out to sea across the Manawatu River. Fishing net with attendant Seagull beside the beach.
That’s looking out to sea across the Manawatu River. Fishing net with attendant Seagull beside the beach.
If you showed this photo to someone and said this was the Mouth of the Manawatu River at Foxton, they wouldn't believe you. Go on, try it, ask someone.
If you showed this photo to someone and said this was the Mouth of the Manawatu River at Foxton, they wouldn’t believe you. Go on, try it, ask someone.
The early morning stillness of Himatangi Beach. Looks very calm and beautiful. It is. Most people don't give Himatangi a second or even first thought. That's fine with me.
The early morning stillness of Himatangi Beach. Looks very calm and beautiful. It is. Most people don’t give Himatangi a second or even first thought. That’s fine with me.
Frost on the sand at Himatangi Beach. Himatangi is on the lower half of the west coast of the North Island. The beach is also a road, I love a beach that's a road.
Frost on the sand at Himatangi Beach. Himatangi is on the lower half of the west coast of the North Island. The beach is also a road, I love a beach that’s a road.
Driftwood beside the outlet to the sea at Himatangi. It's all free, help yourself.
Driftwood beside the outlet to the sea at Himatangi. It’s all free, help yourself.
The road from Himatangi Beach to Foxton Beach. It's not the only road, but it's the best one. Speed limit is 30 Km/h
The road from Himatangi Beach to Foxton Beach. It’s not the only road, but it’s the best one. Speed limit is 30 Km/h
Lake with a Volvcano underneath. This is Lake Taupo, a 616 square kilometre crater for one of the largest Super Volcanoes in the world. True story. This Volcano goes up, you can expect flight delays, for the rest of time.
Lake with a Volvcano underneath. This is Lake Taupo, a 616 square kilometre crater for one of the largest Super Volcanoes in the world. True story. This Volcano goes up, you can expect flight delays, for the rest of time.
This is also Lake Taupo, looks pretty, can be catastrophic.
This is also Lake Taupo, looks pretty, can be catastrophic. Those fluffy flower things are Toetoes.

Here and there

Like a lot of my photography, I try to notice the unnoticed, and this lot are the next batch. Some more photo’s taken while moving about for no particular reason. In New Zealand we are so lucky to have such amazing scenery literally everywhere you look. This is just stuff I saw, no special trips required. This is New Zealand, the bits we drive past every day.

St Martins Church, I walked around the grounds for ages to get the spire in the sun shot.
St Martins Church, I walked around the grounds for ages to get the spire in the sun shot.
Country road, take me home...
Country road, take me home…
I don't even know what this river is called, it's runs down towards Pahiatua off the Manawatu River.
I don’t even know what this river is called, it runs down towards Pahiatua off the Manawatu River.
Looking straight into the sun near Apiti, yes Apiti.
Looking straight into the sun near Apiti, yes Apiti.
Nobody has ever taken this shot before. It's a gully. I like a nice gully
Nobody has ever taken this shot before. It’s a gully. I like a nice gully
I have no idea what you might call that atmospheric effect. Like a reverse rainbow sort of thing. Seen above the Wairarapa Hill country
I have no idea what you might call that atmospheric effect. Like a reverse rainbow sort of thing. Seen above the Wairarapa Hill country
Derelict woolshed, near SH54, the Vinegar Hill road. Nobody knows why it's called Vinegar Hill.
Derelict woolshed, near SH54, the Vinegar Hill road. Nobody knows why it’s called Vinegar Hill.
That's Mt Ruapehu, from Foxton Beach. just the 230 kilometres away. We have clear skies in New Zealand.
That’s Mt Ruapehu, from Foxton Beach. just the 230 kilometres away. We have clear skies in New Zealand.
Sunset from Foxton Beach. It's the best bit of Foxton Beach.
Sunset from Foxton Beach. It’s the best bit of Foxton Beach.
Huntsman from the Rangitikei Hunt Club. They don't actually hunt anything. They just get dressed up and ride about in the scenery.
Huntsman from the Rangitikei Hunt Club. They don’t actually hunt anything. They just get dressed up and ride about in the scenery.
High in the Tararua Ranges. I drove up the creatively named Heights Road to get here.
High in the Tararua Ranges. I drove up the creatively named Heights Road to get here.
Who doesn't love to stumble across a Steam Train passing through.
Who doesn’t love to stumble across a Steam Train passing through.
The sign says look for trains, I found one.
The sign says look for trains, I found one.
There's Mt Ruapehu again. From about 150 kilometres away. It's awesome.
There’s Mt Ruapehu again. From about 150 kilometres away. It’s awesome.
I disturbed some pigeons when I stood on their bridge. They kindly made my shot more attractive
I disturbed some pigeons when I stood on their bridge. They kindly made my shot more attractive
Dawn reflecting on the woolshed, pretty awesome. We have impressive dawns here. Sunrise in another language.
Dawn reflecting on the woolshed, pretty awesome. We have impressive dawns here. Sunrise in another language.
Barn, needs work.
Barn, needs work.
I drove up a road called Heights Road. It was very high. I believe there's also regularly a stiff breeze up here.
I drove up a road called Heights Road. It was very high. I believe there’s also regularly a stiff breeze up here.
Low cloud in the Wairarapa. Near Pahiatua. Autumnal.
Low cloud in the Wairarapa. Near Pahiatua. Autumnal.
Small pond nowhere in particular. I liked the reflections.
Small pond nowhere in particular. I liked the reflections.

Cool ay?