Today was a ‘trip out with my camera’ day! Tired of being at home sick I decided to go driving around Lyttleton Harbour which is on the otherside of the hill from where I live. Not somewhere I have spent a lot of time exploring, which is a shame as it has lots of interesting bays tucked away down rather scary and very narrow roads!
I wanted some old cemetary shots so did one in town not far from where I live and then headed over to Lyttleton but most of the headstones were broken and fallen over, damage from the big earthquakes nearly 5 years ago.
Then I hit the road, driving the very winding tight curving road along the harbour, admiring the views in very brief glimpses. I saw a long jetty in one small bay, and very nervously drove quite slowly down the VERY NARROW road to the bottom. Unfortunately just as I got there two cars of families with loads of kids also arrived so I only got time to take these shots.
I couldn’t decide which orientation worked better, I like the landscape one because it shows more of the lumpy bits in the background 🙂
There was also an old wooden church with a small cemetary that I wandered around and liked this arrangement with the old rusted leaning fence and the long grass.
Of course, I had to do a couple of BW conversions with Nik Silver Efex on a couple of these images!
I did drive around to the other side and took some images, and even got a shot of a kingfisher! But its unseasonably cold here today, and my hands are numb, so will post those tomorrow!