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 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.