Kite surfing Golden Gate strait

Kite surfing Golden Gate strait

Taken from Crissy Field East Beach looking west towards the Golden Gate bridge. It was great to see so much activity on the water. There were dozens of people kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing. The person on the beach in the foreground with their kite makes this photograph work. At the time of capturing this scene there were dozens of other people around. Both with and without kites. I zoomed in to focus on this one person. But made sure I included the full length of the Golden Gate bridge in the background

German Church in Gothenburg

German Church in Gothenburg

Christinae Church or German Church is in the centre of Gothenburg in Sweden. There has been a church here since 1623 for the growing German and Dutch congregation. The one we see today was the third church here, built in 1779. I didn’t go inside the church but I did spend quite a bit of time on the bridge with the pink flowers on it. There is a cafe on the bridge which made a great coffee and had some wonderful Swedish sweet treats to eat.

Rain at Tower Bridge London

Rain at Tower Bridge London

Cruising the river Thames from Westminster to tower bridge is really popular. Many companies take thousands of tourists on this boat trip every day. It wasn’t part of the plan for our weeks stay in London. The open top bus tickets we had included the cruise. So on a rainy afternoon we decided to get on the boat rather than using the tube to get up to Tower Bridge. It was raining so I focused on the rain running down the glass of the boat’s windows to blur the bridge behind. Even with the blur this iconic bridge is still recognisable.

Wellington Waterfront Footbridge and Sculpture

Wellington Waterfront Footbridge and Sculpture

There are three parts to this image and it was an interesting challenge to try and compose this photograph to incorporate all three. The white sculpture on the right is the Albatross sculpture or fountain. I wanted to include footbridge behind and in the far distance Saint Gerard’s Church and Monastery on the Mount Victoria hillside.

The fountain in the foreground is one of many works of art on the Wellington waterfront. This was another long exposure photograph of 20 seconds at early evening. The bridge doesn’t always have these bright strip lights but this was captured during the annual two week LUX festival. You can see the blur of a couple of people walking across the bridge. The bridge and sculpture are only a few metres apart but the Monastery in the background is much further away.

Lagoon Bridge Wellington

Lagoon Bridge Wellington at night

Lagoon Bridge is lit up here with lights as part of the LUX festival. Captured at night it was taken in front of the albatross sculpture. It’s a 6 second exposure with a wide angle lens as I wanted to include the full length of the bridge and it’s reflection. If you look closely you can see a thin line in the middle above the clouds which is from a plane flying out of the airport from behind Mount Victoria off to the right.

On the far right is the boat shed a popular venue for weddings and parties. There were a lot of people around when this was taken but because of the long exposure time the movement of them makes them disappear as if by magic. On a bright sunny day the water in this lagoon is clear enough to almost see to the bottom. It’s a popular sheltered area of the harbour for people learning to kayak and dragon boat race.