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

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 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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