July 19, 2013 … and now for something completely different*

True to my word, I stayed away from the inlet yesterday.

Instead, the rural landscape of Whiteman’s Valley called to me. Heavy cloud in the East and a setting sun behind me offered some possibilities. My first shot is a farm driveway at the Mangaroa end of the valley. It became something of a trick to line up he view I wanted while ensuring that no shadow of me or my camera appeared in the foreground.

Nice light in Whteman's Valley

Farm driveways are often quite picturesque

An old shed which I have used before was still intriguing, so I knocked somewhat tentatively at the farmhouse door. The lady of the house gave her consent for me to wander about, but was worried that her husband might come back and wonder “who the hell you are”. She went off to intercept her husband and he indicated by long distance sign language that it was OK.

Farm shed near Mangaroa

The old barn will stand a few years yet

The old shed is in a sad state of disrepair, but will probably continue to serve the needs of the owners for the rest of their days. It seems to serve as a shelter and storage place for various items that may one day be useful.

A useful storage space

I can sympathise with the need to keep stuff in case it comes in useful one day.

That’s it for the day, and still no birds tomorrow either. 

acknowledgment to Monty python’s Flying Circus


About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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One Response to July 19, 2013 … and now for something completely different*

  1. Toya says:

    Awesome driveway shot!

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