Chapel Street Longnor

Walking around the village of Longnor didn’t take long (no pun intended). It is only about 100 metres from one end of the village to the other. We had a great afternoon tea at Cobbles Cafe and then walked to this side street towards the church. This photograph was taken looking back towards the High street and the cafe. It is the textures of all the stone buildings and cobbled street that made me pick this image to share with you.

The Rocks, Sydney at night

The Rocks, Sydney at night

Searching the Museum of Contemporary Art of Australia online, I saw a similar photograph. Only taken in the daytime. At first, I assumed it had been captured using a drone. The large building the centre of the image is the museum. On the last day of my trip, I took a lift next to the train station. It took me up to the pedestrian walkway alongside the Cahill Expressway. Walking about 100 metres along it from above Circular Quay station. I ended up on a bridge right over George Street looking over The Rocks area of the city. Watching the cars moving below me I wanted to return at dusk. Due to the heavy highway traffic close behind me and the narrow walkway. It was hard to keep the camera still a long enough exposure time to capture the light trails from the traffic.

Sydney Opera House at moonrise

Sydney Opera House at moonrise

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.

Creamoata factory

Creamoata factory

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.