Silent Sunday

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waikato River at Reid’s Farm Reserve, Taupo, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Imagining a past for the cabin by the river

Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed.

Slightly sinister? Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed.

In our travels recently, the Big T and I discovered an abandoned cabin, floating on pontoons in marshland on the edge of the Waikato River. Some windows are boarded up, and others broken, but the cabin doesn’t look at though it’s been long abandoned.

It sits a short way from the end of a narrow country road, just visible from the road. A walking track leads toward the river and passes close by the cabin; floating slightly crookedly on its pontoons.

I’d love to know the story behind this little building, but will probably have to content myself  imagining stories about it; re-editing the image to change the content and mood of my stories.

Abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Forlorn and long abandoned? Cabin floating in marshland, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Aged monochrome image of abandoned cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Slightly more gothic? A winter’s tale of loss and disillusionment. Cabin, Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

All in the artist's mind? Or remembrance of a long-gone childhood haunt? Abandoned cabin on the Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and PhotoLab.

All in the artist’s mind? Or remembrance of a long-gone childhood haunt? Abandoned cabin on the Waikato River at Aka Aka. Image: Su Leslie, 2017. Edited with Snapseed and PhotoLab.

This week’s brief for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge is to experiment with photo-editing and processing.

You can find out more about the challenges at Lens and Pens by Sally.

 

 

Six word Saturday: the end of the road (trip)

ngaruahoe filtered

Early morning on the Central Plateau, Mt Ngaruahoe on the horizon. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Twilight on the Waikato River at Mercer. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Twilight on the Waikato River at Mercer. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

It was a lovely few days away. Too much rain at first, but two days of big skies and sunshine on the mountains. A visit to my dad and lots of time to reflect and relax.

Six word Saturday is a blogging prompt from Cate at Show my Face. Here are some other blogger’s Saturday’s that I’ve enjoyed:

Six Word Saturday

http://genealogysisters.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/six-word-saturday-26-april-2014/

http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/six-word-saturday-forgot-to-leave-time-for-spontaneity/

http://elainemcnulty.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/six-word-saturday-same-old-same-old/

Have You Ever Seen a Unicorn?

Six Word Saturday