Pallets, aside from their intended use, can have a number of useful uses. I’ve used them most for gardening projects  – constructing garden boxes and the like.  One only has to do a quick google to get a wide range of ideas for other uses.

Thats about all for today…been a busy one. I hope to get out for a stroll tomorrow.

Welcome New Home

HelloContinuing on from yesterdays image, our new home. Between unpacking boxes, trying to sort internet, tv, and finding things, also comes the ideas of what one can do in ones new home.

The weather has just started to pack in a little as Winter slowly approaches, so garden work might be on the back burner for a while. I’m excited to now have a garage come workshop! – something I had growing up, but lost when I went flatting.

As with yesterday, shot on the Galaxy S2 using Vignette and text added in CS5.


Devonport School Fair on the Hill

Devonport FairQuick Saturday Post.

Devonport School Fair on the Hill 2013. As with many school fairs, lots of entertainment, sales of second hand goods, games, competitions and sugar for the kids.

Shot on the Samsung Galaxy with Vignette and finished in CS5 Photoshop.


Tail Light


Another quick post today after a very busy Saturday. A successful tail light modification on the CB200, giving it a more (more than its 1975 age) retro look. Slowly its geting a simple cafe racer look to it.

Shot on the Samsung Galaxy and edited in afterfocus.

Clouds in the Sky


Off out for dinner tonight, so slotting a quick post in. Although perhaps not for all, but a refreshing view from my work window today – clouds! – ones that suggest the possibility of rain!

As I have mentioned prior, a lot of New Zealand is in a drought. Great for the wine makers and beach goers, bad for the farmers and tank water homes. Sunday is forecast for rain, so we will see how it goes.

Image wise, shot on the Galaxy S2 and edited in Afterfocus.

Molly the Cat

Molly the CatFor a few days at the house we have a special guest, Molly the Cat. Molly is staying with us in preparation for a big move to Hamilton in the weekend.

Being another hot day, I felt a bit like Molly when I arrived home – hot, tired and not really up to heading out to take any shots…so out came the mobile and there was my model.

Shot using the factory camera app and edited in Afterfocus, I then opened it with Gimp and quickly covered some of the contact details on Molly’s tag.

Its meant to cool down a little tomorrow evening, so I will aim to head out then!


Auckland Round The Bays 2013

Round the baysA bit of a montage for todays shot at Auckland Round the Bays fun run. All shot on the Samsung Galaxy s2 using the Vignette app, I combined in Gimp to show the beginning, middle and end of the 8.4km run that goes from Auckland’s CBD to St Heliers park.

As it has been most days, the weather was hot this morning! With a relatively late 9.30am start time, the sun was right up and beating down on the waiting crowd. with ~70,000 total runners, if one is not near the start line (as I was) when the race begins, you can take an additional quarter of an hour to just make it there. Weaving in and out of runners and walkers, it takes over half the race (unless you are fast) to feel like you have enough room to keep at a constant pace. Whilst some of these points potentially make it sound less than ‘fun’, Round the Bays is a great run, and all money goes to some great charities. All said and done, I’ll be back again next year, as I have been for several years running.


Evening CBD


Out for a stroll in the CBD tonight I captured one of the old buildings on the main road -Queen Street. A funny story,perhaps for another time, I recall getting stuck between this building and the next with a friend when we were young kids – eventuating in a rescue!

Shot on the mobile, using androids afterfocus app I converted to black and white and roughly blurred the background, finishing with a vignette.



A quick mobile post for today. Monday being monday, things are flat out. Also we have had to disconnect the internet for 24hours whilst they continue to troubleshoot.

Today’s image ‘Stella’ is of a little visitor in at work one of my colleagues saved from darting in and out of traffic on our busy main road. Apparantly according to the lady who picked her up, it wasnt the first time.

Shot on the Samsung Galaxy S2 with vignette.

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