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Serene Lake

Posted by R Knight on July 12, 2010 at 1:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Travelling up the country regularly you get to see the sights over and over in different lights. A pit stop on the shores of Lake Taupo late Saturday afternoon presented this lovely sight.

The coolness of the winter afternoons air is hidden from the shot, although there is a 'crispness' to the blue of sky and water.


Posted by R Knight on July 8, 2010 at 4:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Having visitors from another country makes you look at the normal things in life. This 'gaggle, flock' (what do you call a group of seagulls??) of seagulls hang on in the southerly at Foxton Beach.

I wonder what the do gossip about?! It was a wild day, but not raining, so the trip to the beach was worthwhile and seemed to be of interest for our visit...

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Stunning Winters Day

Posted by R Knight on July 5, 2010 at 5:03 AM Comments comments (0)

For the doubters, Manawatu does have something going for it. It's not always windy and cold, in fact we even get sunshine and blue skies.

Our Sunday drive had plenty of lovely rural views and beautiful blue skies. Check out more photos in the Manawatu photo album. 

Celtic Barn Dance

Posted by R Knight on July 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Family activities are great for your soul! There is nothing better than sharing a fun night out together. An evening with Manawatu's Battered Hats Celtic Dance Band is fantastic fun!

Everyone, young and old, gets into the swing of things and has a great night out. 

Bike heaven

Posted by R Knight on June 30, 2010 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

OK, well I admit, I like things about bikes and quite fancied this display at the local shop while shopping tonight... thats right special privileges for some of us.

Actually we were lucky enough to have the local shop owner do a talk about bike maintenance for our junior development squad. And I had fun afterwards photographing some of the displays. Thanks Phil.

5hrs of MTB bliss.. mud mud mud

Posted by R Knight on June 28, 2010 at 3:54 AM Comments comments (0)

We're all just kids really.... over 100 riders, of all ages, took to the mud and trails at the inaugural Santoft Sizzler 5hr MTB relay. It was wet, it was a bit cool, and it was very sticky muddy! but it was a hell of a lot of fun! 

There seemed to be plenty of riders having lots of fun. I believe the eldest chap was 75 an...

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Celebration Food

Posted by R Knight on June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we celebrate a colleague completing 20 years with our organisation. That is a feat these days when long service leave for new employees is only 5 years, 20 years is almost a lifetime.  This celebration was to include good ol' sausage rolls, as all good parties should, but the supermarket didn't have any so we had the next best thing...

mini pies and sauce, Watties. Yumm!!!...

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Palmy night life

Posted by R Knight on June 24, 2010 at 2:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Another night, another town, well city. Palmerston North, venue: the city square. Councils spend thousands on statues and sculptures which we often take no notice of. This one highlights a history of local Maori, Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, the chief of Rangitane, born 1820, died 1884. He's looking out over the city.

At night

Posted by R Knight on June 22, 2010 at 5:41 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm inspired by Ben  ( ) to get my camera out and take photos more often, not only of mountain bikers but my place!

Todays topic...Feilding at night. Lights, winter, town clock, the subjects are many. Add a different lens and we get something new... tonig...

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Something different-Rugby

Posted by R Knight on June 21, 2010 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I photographed something completely different over the weekend, school boy rugby! It was great and I certainly enjoyed the change and a chance to try out the combination of the D90 with the Nikon 55-200 lens to get up a little closer to the action.

For a first go, it wasn't half bad.