August 29, 2013 … it’s an ill wind

Wind is the biggest hazard for my preferred styles of photography.

A full-blown storm is fine. Flat calm is much better. However, those days when the wind is there, but in the 15 to 40 km/h range, are just unproductive for anything that involves the sea. It is hard to do much with water that is merely choppy.

Kite surfer near Seatoun

That’s the Eastbourne coast in the background

A kite surfer can sometimes rescue that situation. Yesterday I was at Seatoun near the Wahine memorial park when a solitary kite surfer shot past at a much higher speed than I could legally do in the car. He turned and came back.

Kite surfer

He was clearly making the best use of the slight breeze

As far as I can tell, he was the only person in Wellington who was enjoying the wind.

Stormy looking sunset

Those clouds were scudding along

With nothing else “in the can”, I was a bit desperate as the day was coming to an end, and grabbed this shot of a threatening Western sky from my back door.

See you tomorrow.



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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