In the two previous posts
I did a very unusual thing.
I showed two photos without
any words. In more than
700 posts I’d never done this
before. This time I’ll post words
without any pictures.
That’ll be a first too.
I wanted to see the photos
presented in a clean way
without the static of words.
The photo of the beam pump
I took last Friday afternoon here
at Moturoa in New Plymouth.
The oil and gas field, right on the
edge of town and by the port,
was the first in New Zealand
to be commercially explored.
In 1865 gas was discovered at 7 metres
and oil at 20.
The petrochemical industry is now
a major part of the economy of this
The photo of the gun I already blogged about on March 2nd,
however I wanted to bring it forward so that
I could see what the two looked like next to
each other.


How nice to have a chance to use this word.
The imbuing of human qualities upon something

I am often asked what my themes are and I would
say that this is one of them. I recognise that
I often visit this space.

Now I don’t get up in the morning and think
today I am going to take a photo of something
and make it look anthropomorphic. It doesn’t work
like that. Instead, many of the objects that attract me
enough for me to want to photograph them
just seem to turn out that way. I can’t help it.

This gun is an example. It has come out
looking as if it has a personality.