I suppose if I lived in Taranaki I might not be quite so enamoured of Mount Taranaki. I might get accustomed to the the sight of him as he lords it over the surrounding farmland and small towns. Hard to imagine but it's possible. I find it hard to focus on a fence when this the view between roadside fences.
I went to a bit of trouble to get this next shot. As I cruised past this puddle on the Surf Highway I caught a glimpse of a mountain reflection. So I stopped, turned around and went back. My timing was off. No sooner had I stopped than the traffic seemed a lot heavier than it had been. I stepped as far back to the side of the road as I could without endangering my life but the reflection wasn't quite there. The ground was very uneven up closer and I didn't want to trip with so many potential spectators around. From the far side of the road I could barely see the puddle. My car was well off the road but after a huge truck went past and honked his horn at me (it could have been a friendly toot, it's hard to tell) I gave up.
This is an accidental shot that I liked. I was trying to get a glimpse of my daughter's goat through the trees when I clicked by mistake and ended up with a little peep of a fence.
I just had to wait a while and he came to see what I was up to. The sheep keeps a safer distance.
Luckily I don't mind when animals come to see what I'm doing.