July 23, 2013 … light in the gloom

Pffft! It was an uninspired day.

Or to remove any ambiguity, I failed to find inspiration. Famously narrow and difficult, the Akatarawa road delivered no great inspiration. A bridge well to the West of Staglands crossed a small fast flowing stream but the light was a bit leaden. A very slow exposure was the best way I could find to put some life into the image.

A rushing stream somewhere in the Akatarawas

Looking down from a road bridge

At the crest of the hill, overlooking the Tasman Sea, a pair of wood pigeons were relatively unconcerned by my presence though they did move rather ponderously into an adjacent tree.

New Zealand wood pigeons

Handsome but clumsy birds

With daylight fading and traffic increasing, I followed SH1 down to Paekakariki and then up the Paekakariki hill to the lookout at the summit. The sullen clouds added atmosphere to the shot looking up the coast to Paraparaumu and beyond. Kapiti Island sits dark and mysterious off the coast.

Kapiti and the South Taranaki Bight

Down below, the Paekakariki village

Looking Westward, I could see no trace of the south Island, but  the random spray of sunlight added interest.

Sombre clouds pierced by sunlight

Perhaps indicative of enlightenment to come

That’s it for now.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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2 Responses to July 23, 2013 … light in the gloom

  1. Lawrence Herzog says:

    I was hoping for earth tremor time exposures.

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