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

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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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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