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.  

14 comments:

  1. Marvelous water shots Pauline. I love to be near swirling water, it's mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time.

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  2. Great shots, Pauline. The last photo was unexpected and adds a little whimsy to an otherwise serene post.

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  3. Love the contast of the "tame lion" at the end to the "wild waters" at the beginning... :)

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  4. Beautiful Pauline! I find the sound of running water to be very tranquil.

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  5. A great series of water shots!!

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  6. I'm not usually a lover of the blurred water picture but you've turned them into works of art rather that 'just' photos and I think they are wonderful. Then I spent ages looking for a post I felt I must have done on Pukekura Park but I can't find one and now I'm wondering if I was thinking of a different place. Life can be soooo complicated sometimes.

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  7. Great photos! My favorite is the first one--the red flowers really pop against the rocks and flowing water :)

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  8. Great selection. I particularly like the second to last one with the bronze foliage in the front.

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  9. Lovely shots.
    I'm drawn to water - couldn't live far from it. I particularly like the shot of the moving water that looks like it was painted in oils.

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  10. you caught the duck flying. Great job . I love water falls, but water here is too cold to for for a dip.

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  11. You are so right Pauline I am visiting all looking for spotlights right now. Your first photo is my favorite just because of the color added by the flowers. But #4 caught what we call the eye of the wave in art class. You are getting quite accomplished gal.
    QMM

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  12. So much loveliness here, Pauline. When I'm finally finished with the month-long photo challenge, I'm eager to participate again.

    This is a subject I wish I'd had time for--we visited the north country and I captured shots of some beautiful waterfalls and rivers.

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  13. There is something so magical about water, especially running water and your pictures do this miracle full justice.

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