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Treescape

Spillway, Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Spillway, Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Always a fascinating place for photography, the curve of the spillway of the Lower Nihotupu reservoir had a shadow treescape for a bonus. Water levels are down after our long dry summer (the Watercare website said 62% full over all storage, about 73% for this reservoir. Remnants of sea cloud brush the hills.

Never Sleeps

Rust

Rust

The City Daily Photo theme for September is “Rust and Ruins”. This picture of a fence post (or two) falls into the first category. Trusty number 8 wire and rusty chain.

Click here for interpretations from around the world concerning “Rust and Ruins”.

At the Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

The service bridge to the Lower Nihotupu Dam.

Steaming

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

On yesterday’s seriously cold morning, the mist drifts across the lake as the sun rises behind the ridge.

Rocks

Conglomerate, Armour Bay

Conglomerate, Armour Bay

Twice a day (or so), the tide washes over this rock formation at Armour Bay, Parau. Numerous little shells find their way into the crevices.

Sabine Makes a Point

Sabine Makes a Point

Sabine Makes a Point

At her recent birthday do at Armour Bay, Parau.

Three in a Row

White-faced Herons

White-faced Herons

Three white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae) resting on the superstructure at the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir.

At the Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

The Lower Nihotupu dam with its curved spillway provides never ending variations of light and shadow, mood and atmosphere.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Overflowing

Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

One more from the Lower Nihotupu Dam, as it is full to the brim and overflowing (it’s part of our drinking water supply, so that’s good). After last nights torrential downpour, today’s overflow should be even more spectacular than what I saw a few days ago.

The Duck

Duck

Duck

The reeds at the edges of the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir are a beautiful mess at present, with remnants of last season’s growth and new shoots coming up. Through all this, and in direct backlight of the midday sun, a mallard duck finds its way – appealing to my sense of mischief.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

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