Time to PlayDecember 23, 2012 • By Dee
It was meant to be. I was recently taking a random drive after my counselling session, and stumbled across a beautiful deserted park and playground which overlook the ocean. I immediately fell in love with the place, with its combination of natural bush; mangroves and gentle lapping tides; playgrounds and fields. So I wandered around and sat on the swings, looked at the houses that peered over the fields, and considered my options.
I had my camera. I had my gorilla pod. I had the time. It was the middle of the day on a Wednesday – when better to get a Scavenger Hunt picture in a playground?
I found a great platform to set up the camera on, some clambering chains to tangle myself in, and prepared to take some pictures. Which is of course when the grounds staff showed up! If you look at the picture below, right under the basketball hoop is a groundskeeper on a quad bike. *sigh* It meant I spent some considerable time faffing about waiting for them to leave, but it’s why I ended up with pictures like the one on the click-through. Killing time until they buggered off again was actually fun, even if they did look at me like I was extremely strange.
Eventually they finally headed off, and I could get some proper shots, rather than the occasional cunningly lifted top. Off it came entirely!
Yeah, I didn’t see until looking at the photos later that I’d totally caught one nipple in the chain – there were some very strange shots! As you can see in the click, I did wonder what was going on …
All in all though, it was a blast. I don’t take solo photos often, but I have a great time when I do!
Auckland is in a sweltering summer heat wave!