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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Auckland View: Western Park

Today I tested the still photo function of the Samsung U10 we got recently. We got it because it’s a pocket-sized camera that shoots actual HD video, which the other small, pocket-sized video cameras I saw don’t. Plus it was on sale—cheap, relatively speaking. I posted a brief test video on December 27.

The camera also takes still photos, so I decided to try it out when we were in Ponsonby today. Western Park, bordered by Ponsonby Road and Hopetoun Street. The Ponsonby Road side has three sculptures by John Radford. The three “buried buildings” represent buildings that once stood in Auckland.

The sculptures were installed after I moved to New Zealand, but that area’s all I’ve ever seen of the park. I’m told the park’s quite nice, and one day I may go have a look.

The photo above is looking to the right (with one’s back to Ponsonby Road). Sky Tower can be see poking up through the trees. The photo below is looking toward Picton Street where it meets Ponsonby Road.

And the camera? Well, the regular camera I’ve been using is better for still photos, but that’s what it’s made for (and, for the record, that camera takes lousy video). Still, if I’m out and about and have the new camera in my pocket—which was the idea in getting it in the first place—it’ll do. I just probably won’t use it when I’m planning on taking only photos.

2 comments:

[LaLa] Lauren said...

Seeing photos like this reminds me of how much I miss the color green in Chicago from about November to April. *sigh

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Well, the grass was looking kinda brown—does that help? Seriously, Auckland's climate means that it's green all year long. Perhaps you should visit during a Chicago winter!