Friday, October 26, 2012
FSO - Water in Motion
Water tumbling over rocks was what I asked to be shown when I visited Taranaki earlier this week. I knew my daughter wouldn't have to take me far to find it - Mt Taranaki is the source of over 50 rivers and streams. It was just a matter of crossing a bridge and stopping to take a photo.
Little did I know that one of the bigger streams to flow down out of the mountain is on my daughter's neighbour's property and the lovely friendly family allow her free access. Here we could walk right down to the water's edge.
I admit I handed the camera to Justine and asked her to step out on to the rocks to take this one. Just as well as the rock moved under her feet and I probably would have lost my balance and been the one tumbling in the stream.
I took dozens and dozens of photos of water, playing with the camera settings so most of them are utter crap but there were a few results that pleased me.
Although I wish I had pressed the shutter just a fraction of a second quicker with this one:
I wouldn't be a good tourist if I didn't show you a few shots from Pukekura Park, a must see for anyone who visits New Plymouth:
It has a very obliging waterfall, just press the button for the action:
I found that a really fun topic. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's water in motion shots and don't envy Peggy her job of picking the spotlight photos for this week.