Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wellington Shadows

Here are some more shots of Wellington, New Zealand. Can you tell that I really loved this city? The clear blue sky made some nice crisp shadows and the harbor front made for great people watching.
I loved these cycles that people could rent to go along the waterfront. If you look closely you might see a hint of the many chalk drawings people had made on the pavement.
Here I watched the people watching the harbor and caught a few shadows as well.
I liked the shapes and shadows in this public space by the Civic Square.
Sculpture, sign, monument? Whatever you want to call it the letters here are outlined by the shadows.
Did you notice how clean it is? Not a hint of trash.

To see more shadows, visit Tracy at Hey Harriet.


33 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love your New Zealand shadow shots, Martha! And I did get the feeling that you really enjoyed Wellington and New Zealand -- looks like a great trip! Love those cycles! What fun! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Hot Fudge said...

We're going to New Zealand in a couple of months - can't wait to try out those cycles!

Diane AZ said...

New Zealand looks like a fun place! I like the 4-person cycle and the creative railing on the stairs.

Deb said...

Nice shots, and trip! Love the blue & grey together!

Paulie said...

I enjoyed all your photos BUT I especially enjoyed that last one with the message letters.

Lynda said...

love your images. just popping by to say thanks for viviting my site http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com
I have relatives in New Zealand and am coming over again next year l think. happy New Year. Lyndax

Serendipity said...

That's an interesting monument! I really like the shadow on the steps.

Ralph said...

The shadows show a beautiful waterfront, the Kiwis enjoying the lovely day as intended. The shadows of the letters add a 3-D depth to the letters. What a lovely place!

Carol said...

Great shots and shadows, Martha. I love that bicycle built for four!

Sam said...

These are so cool! Even though I just live across the way from NZ I've never explored it - it looks well worth the trip judging by these lovely shots!! Thank you!

Carolyn Ford said...

We keep hoping to go to New Zealand. Your photos are really pushing me to pursue that dream. These capture the "good times" of being in a fabulous land.

LDH said...

Hello Martha!

Fun shadow pics and a chance to see wonderful places so far away.

The Sculpture/monument reminds me of the drop shadow effect on Photoshop :)

So nice visiting with you! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment.

Kindly, ldh

ρομπερτ said...

What fun it must be to ride such a bike! Thank you also for leaving comments "in Athens" - please have you all a sunfilled Sunday.

Beverley Baird said...

What great shadows and wonderful shots of Wellington. I'd love to go to New Zealand! Looks like a great place to vsist.

Lindy MacDuff said...

More great views and shadows. Interesting railing along the steps. Riding one of those cycles would be fun. =)

Hope you're having a good weekend.

Hey Harriet said...

Looking at these images of Wellington really makes me want to visit the place even more. If I do, I must hire one of those cycles. What a hoot that looks!

Helen said...

I love each and every photo/shadow of Wellington. I had the opportunity to spend time on the North Island ... and would love to return one day.

Cassie said...

I should be ashamed of my humble Shadow Shot this week...Yours are terrific! Your bird shadows from last week are fascinating.

Sweet Repose said...

What a fun little mini-tour...it's so much fun to see bits of a world so far away from home, thanks for sharing!

Bill S. said...

The picture of the people looking at the harbor could be an essay on life from a lone person to a young couple's attention to each other to older settled couples. Great pictures.

Dianne said...

I love the lines amidst the people in the 2nd shot
lovely

sarayutouched said...

love the message picture the most...very cool!

frayedattheedge said...

I've been to New Zealand twice - and it's on my wish list for another visit - even more so after seeing your super photos!! (oh - the shadows were good too!!)

Janie said...

You captured some great shadows as you explored New Zealand. The raised letter sign is interesting and makes great shadows, too.

storyteller said...

Lovely shadow series from a place I've never been but that resembles my own. Folks ride those conveyances year round here at the beach in Southern California ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Paz said...

Lovely shadow shots; lovely scenes. I like the banner photo, too. Really nice.

Paz

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

How I wish to visit NZ one day. So, cool... love every angle you toke.

Smarty girl.
xoxo

Bonnie Bonsai said...

One noticeable thing you will find in New Zealand is cleanliness. As we were only a day less to two weeks, we confined our visit in Taupo and a couple of towns nearby. Great green country New Zealand is where milk and honey overflow.

Glad you enjoyed your stay over there as I can see in these beautiful pictures.

Mine is in australia:quadrat in focus blog.

MyMaracas said...

That public space shot is particularly interesting. Looks like a great place to explore.

Nina P. said...

Beautiful and wonderfully warm!! What a wonderful day to people watch and see the sites. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and thought to post these warm photo's for those of us in mid winter. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Patti said...

Wow that must have been a fun trip. I like the shadows in the public place going down the steps.

I noticed how clean it is.

Sara Chapman said...

Delightful shadow shots. That kind of clear sun and blue sky is hard to find right now in Seattle. Lucky you!

Jacqui said...

What a great trip - and ownderful photos. I did enjoy the letter sculpture. Your hike in the next post looked a lot of fun too. xx