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.
View from Bethesda Terrace at the end of the Mall in New York’s Central Park. The fountain in the middle is also called Angel of Waters. It was taken from the Bethesda Terrace looking down on the fountain with The Lake behind. When taking the majority of photographs I do my best to avoid crowds of people, here I wanted to show how busy this area of the park was. The highlight for me was seeing the Free Conversation inflatable sofas in the foreground.
On my way back to the subway after photographing the Walt Disney Concert Hal I walked back through Grand Park. Having seen the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in the daytime it was a very pleasant surprise to see it lit up with colourful and ever changing lights. After capturing a few different shots of a variety of colours the above was my favourite. The building in the centre of the frame at the opposite end of the park is Los Angeles City Hall.
A large area of hillside in central Wellington (some 25 hectares) is gardens. In fact this is the Wellington Botanic Garden. Just in front of Bergonia House and its lovely Picnic Cafe is a rather formal rose garden. Pictured here is the fountain in the centre of the Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Although the Botanic Gardens were created in 1868, it wasn’t until 1950 that this rose garden was first established. Obviously roses are not native New Zealand flowers, the formal layout of the garden and the smells of the flowers reminded me of an English garden.