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.