Regular Random: five minutes with some tulips


After seeing so many signs of spring on our trip to the Waikato last weekend, a couple of bunches of tulips were a very welcome home-coming treat.

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.

Pretty maths


Algorithm as art. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Nature is full of fractals; endlessly repeating patterns of elements that remain the same regardless of scale. Trees, seashells, hurricanes and galaxies are all examples.

In mathematics, an equation can be calculated over and over to produce complexity from simplicity. From this, fractal generating software will process familiar images into detailed (and beautiful) patterns.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge |patterns

Stepping out


Evening stroll, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Seven Day B&W Challenge — Street Photography: Day Five

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting a variation on the Seven Day B&W Challenge — this time the image must include people.

The rules are:

• Thank the person who has nominated/tagged you and provide a link to their blog.

•  Go out and take pictures of complete strangers for 7 days in a row and post one of them each day of the challenge (you can also post 7 photos in one post if you´re more comfortable with this).

• The photos should be in b/w.

• Nominate as many people as you like

As always, I’m not a fan of individual nominations, but invite everyone to take part in this if you can fit it in your blogging schedule.

And don’t forget to visit Sarah’s blog and see her Berlin street photography.

Grateful old bolts and cables held

Arapuni Suspension Bridge, Waikato, NZ. Images: Su Leslie 2018

The Arapuni Suspension Bridge was built in the late 1920s so that workers building the Arapuni Hydro Dam could get from the construction site to their accommodation in the village.

These days it’s part of the Waikato River Trails walk and cycle way.

Posted to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday at Travel with Intent.