Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Ruined Ambitions

You have to admire the entrepreneurialism of the early settlers.  Having pitched up in a small island colony (New Zealand only obtained sovereignty as a nation in 1908), they set about creating new businesses where none had existed before.  Such was the case on White Island off the Bay of Plenty coast of the North Island of New Zealand.  Between the 1880s and 1930s there were several ill-fated attempts to mine sulphur for use in medicines as an antibacterial agent, in the making of match heads, and for sterilising wine corks.  The ruined remains of the sulphur works can be visited during a trip to the island.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/30 sec, F16, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 22mm

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