Mount Hobson – Remuera

Mt Hobson1Picking my my new old Minolta Hi-matic 7s after work today, I took a quick stroll up Mt Hobson with the GRD IV. Originally called Remuera in Maori, the Mount is an old volcanic cone just of of the city in the suburb of Remuera. Sitting at 143m high, following one of the zig-zag cow tracks up to the summit makes it a fairly easy climb. Over its life its been used as a Maori Pa, a quarry, pasture land and finally a water reservoir. Going by the young cows on there today, still pasture also!

A nice little walk with great views if your in the Remuera/ New Market area!

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7104 To Town

7104 to TownAnother shot from my visit to New Market yesterday as one of the trains rushed by heading to town.

Updated the computer (Mac) to 10.9 yesterday and just had a bit of an issue with some of the actions using Gimp. Being I use it daily, it seems too much of a coincidence that it happened the day after my upgrade. I’ll pay around some more in the weekend and see if there are any known issues and solutions.

So for today, shot on the GRD IV and edited 50/50 in Gimp/CS5

 

Urban Living in New Market

Inner City CircleA visit to the jeweller in New Market, just out of Auckland’s CBD took me past this traditional looking set of units on the edge of the shopping area, across the road from Auckland’s Domain (a large inner city green area).

Ricoh set to bleach bi-pass, I love the washed image that appeared on the screen. Aside from a minor crop, nothing else done using Gimp.

 

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