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Te Aroha 8.30 Friday night

Posted by
Peter (Warkworth, New Zealand) on 2 April 2019 in Architecture.

Not a lot happens in Te Aroha, even on a Friday evening. This image shows the back of the chiming clock in the town centre lit by the yellow glow of the sodium street lights. The clock is a memorial to the 200 of the town's sons who lost their lives in the two world wars and the 1000 or so others who served in the armed forces overseas. The clock was completed in 1955. The chiming can be heard in most areas of the town and when one of my grandsons stayed with me there he pointed out the chiming whenever it went off although it is not loud; we were living 2kms away. Throughout the night the front face is lit in changing colored flood lights to add further interest.

My goal is to present images of objects and places as naturally as possible with minimal post processing. I think the natural qualities will come through for the viewer with a little contemplation. Unfortunately there is little time for such things these days.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good night shot.

2 Apr 2019 7:22am

@Ralf Kesper: Cheers Ralf

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, lights & atmosphere!
Amazing night shot.

2 Apr 2019 8:27am

@omid: Thank you again omid

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo j'aime beaucoup

2 Apr 2019 8:39am

@Libouton Martine: Thank you LM

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Superbe

2 Apr 2019 10:31am

@Existence Artistique: Thanks again EA

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Les yeux de la nuit.

3 Apr 2019 10:29am

@kerrfoa: Yes! yellow night eyes which never blink.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The clock is a lovely tribute and with the chiming it is a constant reminder of those who gave their lives. I like how quiet it is. A gorgeous night image.

5 Apr 2019 1:17am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine, when you see them everyday, monuments can fade to the back ground but the musical bells always catch your attention!