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

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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