Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Anzac day

Proudly flying the flag in the back yard.
Today, April 25th is Anzac Day in New Zealand a day we remember our war dead and the sacrifices they made.
In WWI alone we lost seven percent of our men aged between 18 and 45 to a war in Europe and in total there were 55,000 casualties. Some like my grandfather caught pneumonia (as a result of the huge flu epidemic) returned to NZ and then died when my dad was five in another bout of pneumonia.
My Dad was in WWII in the Air force as a pilot and trained like so many Kiwis in the wilds of fellow commonwealth country Canada (we Kiwis feel strong links to Canadians as a result and I’m always amazed how many Canadians have been here) .


My Grandad

Saturday, 21 April 2007

The view west from our office space

This is the reverse view of the last image as taken from our office space (photo S2IS , although one of those times I wished I'd had my 20D and a tripod with me )

Monday, 16 April 2007

Auckland City at 6.45am



Photo S2IS (two pictures joined )

Monday, 9 April 2007

Two versions of the same view

Sun rise in the mist
Full moon as Easter approaches

(both looking northeast off my deck , Photo S2IS)


Saturday, 7 April 2007

Inside the car wash


I’m not sure what they put in that car wax but it smells like bubble gum and looks like candy floss , maybe this is supposed to be a subliminal comfort to having spent NZ $11 on a car wash . (Phone camera)

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Birkenhead

I took this my Motorola phone camera, they have an amazing wide angle and depth of field but are unusually let down by the way they over-compress the images when saved.
Still at this size kind of acceptable but I don’t think I’ll be printing it .