September 21, 2013 … grey is the colour of the day

Some days you’re the seagull, some days you’re the post.

Red billed gulll (Larus novaehollandiae)

Staunch, he or she allowed me within a metre or so, though it was ready for instant departure

Well, I assume the principle applies here as well as to pigeons and statues. Greyness characterised the day. However, I often enjoy subtle shades of grey.  Petone Beach was my improbable location. Behind me, to the north the sky was dark and rain was falling. Southward, to the city, there were remnants of sunlight that came and went as the clouds sailed across the landscape.

Looking past Matiu/Somes to the sea in the South

Sombre grey sky with a brief lighter patch to the left of the island

Even as I watched, the sky darkened, which was ominous as I knew I had to go to a 70th birthday celebration in the city in the early evening, and true to form we experienced heavy rain and a brief spell of thunder.

But that was later. In the here and now I was able to look across the harbour and enjoy the view.

Petone to the City

It annoys me that the phrase “shades of grey” has been hijacked.

I am going to have scramble this weekend with some competition deadlines looming. 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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