August 19, 2013 … looking, looking, hoping to see

On Wellington’s South coast, there is something different to see every time I visit.

Often, it is not what I went looking for. Sometimes it seems to sulk, and hide its treasures. Or perhaps it’s my own seeing that is at fault. At Tarakena Bay at the Wellington Heads, I was lamenting the absence of anything to see yesterday, I was standing beside some fractured rock.

I mentioned yesterday that I like abstractions. The patterns in the rock suddenly became visible to me, though they had been there all along.

Geology lesson on the South Coast

Patterns catch my eye … eventually

Spending time on that coast reveals things about the structure of the earth. Just look at the fracture patterns here.

More rock patterns

I can see these being used by interior decorators

On my way from there to Island Bay, I saw a rainbow in my rear-view mirror.  I carried on driving until the base lined up with the lights at Pencarrow which can now be described as lights at the other end of the spectrum.

Rainbow connection

Pencarrow lights lit up

Wandering around the beach at Island Bay, I tripped on a rusty shackle. I tried to pick it up, but it was very firmly anchored far below the surface of the beach. It looks as if it has not been used for a long time.

Rusty shackle

This is firmly anchored below the surface

That will suffice for the day.





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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