August 12, 2013 … a damp day

No excuses.

Today I invoke the spirit of WYSIWYG … what you see is what you get. Yesterday was mostly cool and a little damp, and despite a trip to the excellent “Ground Up” coffee shop at Pauatahanui, I really achieved little. My two best shots of the day were a panorama and a shot through the glass of the kitchen window.

It was raining softly at the time, but from a little promontory near Duck Creek just to the West of James Cook Drive on the Whitby side of the harbour, everything looked placid.  A few gulls and black swans, the occasional duck and some pied stilts had shown themselves as we drove around the harbour but nothing much else.

Pauatahanui Inlet in the rain

Low level panorama from near Duck Creek

At home, as Mary was preparing lunch, she drew to my attention, a spectacularly plump and fluffy greenfinch. I am guessing it is a juvenile. Unlike most other birds it seemed to prioritize getting more food rather than fleeing when there was movement in the window. Anyhow, it posed nicely for me.

Juvenile greenfinch


Thanks bird.


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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One Response to August 12, 2013 … a damp day

  1. Cliff says:

    I really like the inlet photo, Brian. I like the monochrome feel to it, though it is obviously NOT black and white.

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