Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand

Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, New Zealand

A little over a week ago we had an assignment in Hamilton, which is about an hour and a half drive south of Auckland.  We arrived early for our meeting so we decided to spend a little time in the Hamilton Gardens.  It was a dull, cloudy day, not very enticing for photography.  But as usual, I hauled around my camera bag, mainly because I never, ever leave my camera equipment in the car, not even in the trunk.  Anyway, I took very few photos, but this one I really love.  I adjusted it with the 'simplify' filter in Topaz Adjust.  This eliminated distracting specks of light and helped bring out the colors and reflection in the water.

6 comments:

darlin said...

Wow, what a beautiful place and stunning photo Karen!

I feel the same way you do about leaving photography gear in my vehicle, my camera comes with me wherever I go but it sure helps build muscle! ;-)

kwarkito said...

What à Nice pictures and such a peaceful place

diane b said...

It really makes it look vibrant. Great shot .

Robin said...

Karen, wonderful shot! Look at all the lovely bamboo! I have a thing about bamboo!

janc@mac.com said...

This looks like a beautiful place for reflecting and meditation. Very restful photo with the reflections in the water.

Diana Cooper said...

Great photos since my last visit! I especially love this one. Have a wonderful day :)