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New Zealand: Last late afternoon in the country, part 2

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Here are two more colorful images from Little Manly Beach late in the afternoon on February 26th. If you compare the pale blue-grey structures along the bottom of the first photograph with those at the top of the second, you’ll see that they are the same stratum of rock. I looked back at my archive just now and found that I took a few broader views that include both colorful areas in the same frame, but artistically I prefer these closer, separate abstractions. I don’t know what the chartreuse in the second picture is—perhaps moss—but it and the rock patterns around it certainly caught my attention.

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July 14, 2015 at 5:23 AM

New Zealand: Last late afternoon in the country

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February 26th was our last full day in New Zealand, and late afternoon found us back at Eve’s niece’s place on the Whangaparaoa* Peninsula north of Auckland. More specifically, the house was just a few blocks from Little Manly Beach, where I spent time racing the declining sunlight to photograph intriguing patterns and shapes and colors along the shoreline. Here’s one structure whose pastel shades particularly appealed to me.

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* It’s been a long time since I reminded you that wh in Māori words represents an f sound.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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July 13, 2015 at 5:17 AM

New Zealand: Geothermal mineral deposit

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Last week you saw some boiling mud at Wai-O-Tapu in the geothermal zone near Rotorua. From the same place on February 24th, here’s a mineral deposit whose textures and colors wouldn’t let me pass by without photographing them. The forms at the left are a miniature version of the Pancake Rocks that appeared here a month ago.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 12, 2015 at 5:27 AM

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