October 5, 2013 … soft weather

It’s one of those weekends.

As the newsletter editor for my camera club, one weekend a month tends to be hectic.  In addition, I took a turn at the desk in the club’s annual exhibition (with five of my images on the wall, it seems only fair). As a result, I had a very short space of time in which to grab my daily dose of  images.

Wellington Harbour (from Port Rd, Seaview)

This panorama is a stitch of six images

Damp swirling clouds and occasional drizzle made life “interesting”.  The city was appearing and disappearing as the clouds moved about.

Petone foreshore from Port Rd

Dampness in the air

On Petone beach, everything nearby had a crisp clarity that seems to occur in conditions like these.

Petone Wharf

old familiar …


People were fishing at the far end of the wharf, and I just had to stroll along it. I tried some shots with the camera at ground level, but the resulting images could have been any wharf anywhere. Reject.

Along the wharf towards the Miramar Peninsula

Like George Washington’s axe this is more or less unchanged … except for the new posts and rails

On my way back, I was a little hypnotized by the sullen surge and dump motion of the little wavelets arriving on the beach. A few dog owners were out being exercised by their dogs, but apart from that and the building rush hour traffic along the Esplanade, all was quiet.

Looking westward along Petone foreshore from the wharf

I loved those slow dumps and the sucking sound as the water retreated

That’s my report for yesterday.


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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