September 5, 2013 … getting to the root of things

Blessed are they who expect little.

They shall not be disappointed. As I said yesterday, I have been engaged in technological battles involving backups. Add to that, a period of vile weather with biting wind and cold rain, and I achieved almost nothing photographically, yesterday.


The single image offered today is by way of a pro-forma “place-keeper”, mainly to avoid a break in my hitherto uninterrupted photo-a-day stream. A few weeks ago, when Mary and I were out at Island Bay, she found a sun-bleached fragment of seaweed … I suspect it to be part of the root of some kelp. Anyway, it got added to Mary’s collection of stones, shells and driftwood. Thus it got pressed into service as the subject of a still life shot.

Despite the continuation of the foul weather today, I hope to come up something more exiting 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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2 Responses to September 5, 2013 … getting to the root of things

  1. Cliff says:

    I really like this picture, Brian, I like the skeletal effect. Seaweeds don’t have roots, though – they have “holdfasts”.

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