Had a bit of time in town yesterday just as the sun was setting, and my X100 in hand (having just picked up the lens hood for it) - so before dinner at Hippopotamus I did a quick lap of Te Papa across the road.  I’d been meaning to spend a bit of time photographing the public art around that area for a while (and was reminded of it recently when judging images for Wellington Photographic Society) - this particular group of sculptures is on the corner right by the Museum Hotel, and I’d never quite found a way to combine them that made me happy.  I like the idea that they’re whispering to each other without the rest of us knowing, and found I could tuck myself down behind one of them (with a the wall behind me), and with the sun just setting on the other side of Te Papa there was enough light on the edges of them to give a little definition to their shapes.  I took a few variations, and as is so often the case, liked this last one best!  See what you think…and if you’re ever at Hippopotamus, by the way, make sure you take advantage of Timothy, their sommelier, and have him match some wines to your dinner.  You won’t regret it!

Had a bit of time in town yesterday just as the sun was setting, and my X100 in hand (having just picked up the lens hood for it) - so before dinner at Hippopotamus I did a quick lap of Te Papa across the road. 

I’d been meaning to spend a bit of time photographing the public art around that area for a while (and was reminded of it recently when judging images for Wellington Photographic Society) - this particular group of sculptures is on the corner right by the Museum Hotel, and I’d never quite found a way to combine them that made me happy. 

I like the idea that they’re whispering to each other without the rest of us knowing, and found I could tuck myself down behind one of them (with a the wall behind me), and with the sun just setting on the other side of Te Papa there was enough light on the edges of them to give a little definition to their shapes.  I took a few variations, and as is so often the case, liked this last one best! 

See what you think…and if you’re ever at Hippopotamus, by the way, make sure you take advantage of Timothy, their sommelier, and have him match some wines to your dinner.  You won’t regret it!

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