Like I said in my previous post Sue W and I went to a photography course on getting our cameras off AUTO. On Friday we headed out to do some practice, our focus was movement of water, learning to use shutter speed. Of course I got side tracked by numerous other beautiful photographic moments. So get a drink and sit back and enjoy a few snaps at Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Lake.
Moving water, tick!
Side tracked by nature.
Indian Char Bagh Garden.
Welcome to the Italian Renaissance Garden.
Plenty of moving water.
Side tracked by the peacefulness of this place.
Through the tunnel to the mini amphitheater.
The balcony above the tunnel.
Lights strung up everywhere for the Festival of Arts.
Then it RAINED, I mean poured down.
We sheltered in the tunnel.
Also at the Hamilton Gardens in the big Pavilion there is this amazing wooden carved panel that I took snaps of with my little hand bag camera, I love this massive carving.
All behind glass to protect it and keep it clean.
What talented people!
There is so much detail that you just need a few closer looks.
Very cool isn't it?
We made it back to the car slightly wet but none worse for wear and decided to go and have lunch at the cafe at Hamilton Lake.
The rain stopped so after lunch we wandered about lakeside with all the locals.
These are older than me and still being enjoyed by young kids today.
The paint job is mint.
A modern new playground that meets all health and safety regs has replaced all the fun things we all played on when young. I love the line of old pastel painted benches.
Big old Palm trees that house bazillions of Pigeons.
Colourful planted traffic island.
Today en route to visit a friend a stopped off at an old iconic Fountain in Hamilton, a favourite of mine maybe because it has been around for so long and still looks good.
Simplicity of moving water.
Think I might just be getting the hang of water in motion!!