Hello folks, one of the benefits of the substantial amount of rain in recent times has been some sizeable puddles on the roads allowing for some great reflections photographs. Today we’re sharing some images taken in The Warehouse Precinct and Queens Gardens area of town and a wee bit of the backstory….
O n S u n d a y
Many of Nick’s photographs arise from being someplace and whipping out the camera in the moment, others however involve a concept, building or area that catches his interest resulting in him intentionally setting out on a mission to capture it. In my mind it’s a bit like hunting out a photo and he does tend to get a little bit focused on those tasks….
Two weekends ago Nick had become fixated on a new puddle he’d spotted down by Queens Gardens and it was clear that he needed to go ‘puddle hunting’. Long story short after the puddle was discussed a couple of times I filed that line of conversation into ‘spousal white-noise privilege’ and at last on Sunday avo he headed out the door to get his photos.
The trip was to no avail as you see below the weather arrived with a bang - a little thunder, a little hail and a lot of rain.
o n M o n d a y
Ever the eager beaver Nick was back down in The Warehouse Precinct by 6.45 am on Monday morning and got some great shots including the opening image at the top of the blog and the one below which we were both rather chuffed with.
Upon reviewing the images we were also pretty excited about the following two photos taken with a wider angle apart from one aspect…….the work wagon, trusty old Subaru situated right on the centreline of the shot.
M o n d a y m a g i c - Q u e e n s G a r d e n s
A personal favourite from Monday was this image of The Cenotaph surrounded by trees, the Cenotaph is Dunedin’s main war memorial but what I wasn’t aware of until recently was that many of the trees planted in Queens Garden were planted in remembrance of particular war anniversaries.
O n T u e s d a y
Nick cleaned windows……
O n W e d n e s d a y
It was time to venture back down for some re-takes. There are some rather bright roadcones in these pics and you’ll notice there is now a red car in place of the silver subaru.
On Wednesday Nick was inspired to shoot from a new angle and came up with some structural/almost symmetrical gold looking straight down Vogel Street.
D e c i s i o n s d e c i s i o n s
Sometimes image selection with multiples is simple, there’s a clear winner in the pack and other times e.g the three similar pictures above it’s not so easy. Nick shared the middle image on social media, with the third image taken at his widest camera setting. The first image is quite simple and structural which appeals, what do you reckon?
P o r t r a i t p h o t o g r a p h s
B l a c k a n d w h i t e
The black and white edits of these Warehouse Precinct images are quite striking with the strong structural lines, reflections and textural skies. We are always on the lookout to build our black & white portfolio around here.
A l i t t l e g r e e n
Closing out this post with a couple more images from Queens Gardens, the Cenotaph in a landscape orientation and the curving branches of a tree (also shown in black & white).
Thanks for the read, we’ve shared a little bit more behind the scenes of our recent Warehouse Precinct reflections and the photo gathering and selection process.
Happy weekend - we hope the first of December is a mixture of productive and relaxing for those of you who are like us and would like to tick off both boxes!