We had a lovely relaxing weekend away, and even though it was Iain's birthday I was the one who came back with goodies: a collapsible diffuser/reflector, a 50 mm f/1.8 lens, and an iPhone 4!
I baked a cake for Iain's birthday. I'm far too cack-handed to decorate a cake, so it looks a bit of a mess, but by golly it tastes good! :-)
Two photos showing the dawn view from our hotel room in Wellington.
We visited a wildlife sanctuary only ten minutes' drive from the centre of the city.
A kereru (New Zealand wood pigeon)
The Karori gold mine, which is located inside the wildlife sanctuary. Taken with my lovely new lens. I think the blurred figure is the ghost of a miner. ;-)
Another native bird, a takahe. In size they're midway between a chicken and a turkey.
Trying out the forward facing camera on my new iPhone...
Opening the mailbox