Today is another edition of somewhat muted colours.
Spring is upon us, daffodils and lambs are beginning to appear, though the weather as experienced, tends to remain grey and chilly.
My photo shoot began at “the Plateau” near Maymorn, Upper Hutt. The last time I was there, it was a warm and pleasant evening with fantails flitting about gathering a plentiful harvest of sandflies. Yesterday it was just plain cold, but the same little creek gurgled just as merrily and passed under the road. I wanted a slow exposure to get that veiled look on the flowing water, so inevitably the bitter breeze added some movement of its own as it waved the foliage about.
Progressing up the valley I was about to pass this by and then liked the incongruity of the camellia in flower as a hedge plant beside a paddock containing cows. Daisy sat there, chewing, but I had to take my picture quickly before her curious sisters came over to see what was happening.
In Whiteman’s Valley, there was more running water and rolling landscape though the light was regrettably flat.
And just as I was leaving the Valley on Blue Mountains Road, this old army vehicle caught my attention. It is a Bedford RL, the backbone medium truck for several armies including Britain and New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. In its heyday it was much smarter than it is now (see this link borrowed from Andy Fowler on British Military Vehicle photo forum).
And that is the day’s work from yesterday.