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My third and last set of six “in the zone” shots, taken at a historic Maori meeting point near two rocks at Te Henui Stream, New Plymouth. In fact, I was lying on these rocks to get the best shots! I loved the flow of the water, and the speed it was flowing at.

The two images you see here make me think of silk being spun, or even candy floss!

It’s amazing that such a small stream has such a great force!

Flow (2)Flow (3)Flow (4)Flow (5)Flow (6)

“In the zone” shots are four to six different views of the same subject, these ones here being the reflection of “The Good Home” bar & restaurant in the water of Te Henui Stream by Huatoki Plaza, New Plymouth.

The Good Home (2)The Good Home (3)The Good Home (4)The Good Home (5)The Good Home (6)I love the smoothness and the ripples in the water in all of the shots here and the beautiful blue of the sky. The colours are identical to the “real thing”! Which reminds me that everything is an illusion and everything is real, of course.

So here are some of the close ups I took at the Te Henui Stream. The one at the top here I love the most for its vivid light reflections. Below three of the other close up shots:

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I really love the chocolaty look of this shot (above), and what appears to be a collision of currents.

close up (2)What I like about this one is the “plasticky” look and the pastel colours, being able to see the bottom underneath the water surface, and the little splatters on the side, most likely created by some ducks nearby.

close up (4)This one was taken near the top of the walkway, standing on a small bridge. Love the still water here and the reflection of the blue sky and a tree overhanging the stream, and some leaves floating on the water.

…and my favourite mid shots, one up here, taken further onto our way, extending our walk into Pukekura Park where I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the fountain there (I’ve taken many already in the past but usually around Christmas time when the lights are on in the park). I love the way the water sprays in the wind, and the unusual view onto the fountain through the trees.

Then there’s the one here, where the Te Henui Stream flows from Mount Taranaki down to the ocean, underneath the bridge at Huatoki Plaza in New Plymouth. Loving the reflection of the Good Home Bar & Restaurant sign in the water, the way the colours appear, and the contrast between light and dark.

Te Henui Stream flowing under bridge by Huatoki Plaza, New Plymouth

 

Leading on to what will be a new work of art, we undertook a trip to Te Henui Stream a couple of weeks ago, to take a number of photos intending to inspire us somehow into ideas or thoughts, terms or phrases guiding our research preceding the creation of a piece of art.

There were some requirements for the shots to be taken, including wide, mid, and close up, pattern, flow, abstract, and “in the zone”.

Starting here with my favourite wide shot taken from a historic meeting/negotiation point between tribes.

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