Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wreck chord l'eau

I don't know about you, but I love the cold. This time of year is one of my favourites, and not just because of skiing. I love frost almost as much as I love fog, and I love walking to work in the cold, with me gloves, hat and walkman on.

I took the camera with me this morning and took some pictures. Please remember that this is the camera which now has neither an optical viewfinder nor a visible LCD screen. If the framing is a bit off in some of the pictures, well, I was just lucky to even be facing the right way.

This is some spiky frost on the top of the Volvo:

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If you don't find those little crystals incredible, well . . . you bloody should!

This is the top of our letterbox, which is normally a flat, smooth metal sheet. It is not hairy, as it appears here:

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This is the empty section at the end of the street. Nothing like a frosty sunrise to make even the normally dull look cool:

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Looking through the Claudelands fence towards the city, the sun reflecting off some building or other:

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More Claudelands:

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I'm pretty happy with this one (O'Neill Street), wish I'd managed to get the tree at the right completely in frame though:

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How's this for a (blind) macro shot?

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. . . . aaaaand a close-up:


Last one (honest) - here's the Waikato, steaming away:

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Find out what it means to me . . .


notHamilton said...

A velveteen Hamilton looks beautiful.
And a little tasty.

Eon said...

Brrrr. There's been snow on the mountains across the Hutt vallee from us and sometimes the wind blows from that way. Hamilton is tropical.

That'll do said...

Oh my god. This obsession with taking photos up close of ordinary objects is genetic.
I agree it is very cool (haha) but I fear I have been overexposed to this type of photography.
You boys and your macro photos....

Hayley said...

Awesome shots! Especially the macros just handheld!