The sun rising up behind the Sydney Opera House was what I planned to capture. Walking up and down the opposite side of Circular Quay, I saw the moon rising up between the “sails” of the Opera House. This made me run to find a spot where I could frame the moon right between the “sails”. The crescent moon was rising up faster than I had expected. Only this year have I started to photograph moonrise and it is much more difficult than sunrise. You get much more warning with sunrise due to the amount of light the sun gives off in comparison to the moon.
I’ve never heard of Creamoata before coming to Gore, a town in the middle of the Southland region of New Zealand. This factory was the home of Creamoata. An oatmeal porridge that was the breakfast for thousands of New Zealander’s for much of the last century. The cartoon character on the left side of the building is Sergeant Dan. The mill was built in 1919 and was closed in 2001. This factory was a big local employer. The town’s library had a large exhibition all about Creamoata and Sergeant Dan.
In the heart of Chester city centre is this famous clock. Opened to the public in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday. It stands on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress. Chester has one of the best preserved Roman walls in Britain. The full circuit of the wall around the centre of Chester is 2 miles long and well worth the wall along the top of the wall. There are many black and white timber buildings in Chester. The one on the left of this photograph is a great example built in 1395. It is one of the most impressive things to see in the city.