October 27, 2013 … expect little, avoid disappointment

With the wind gusting in excess of 100 km/h I expected interesting surf on the South coast.

It has seen better days

I am not sure whether this house has always been here or has been moved on site

Alas, all I found was flattened waves, though there was sign of watery disturbances too far offshore to be useful. Coming back up the Coast road towards Wainuiomata, I noticed a derelict house I had previously overlooked. This shot was taken through the open window of my car as a way of avoiding the unpleasantness outside.

Seaview industrial area

From the top of the Wainuiomata hill in a shrieking gale

From the top of the Wainuiomata hill there was nothing special to see, but I have done the best I could with the industrial area at the foot of the hill.

In the marina at Seaview, I expected some shelter, and to an extent it was there. However, all the masts were rocking in accordance with the formula that governs any pendulum. I hoped to capture the movement with a slow exposure, but even at 1/3 second, the pendulum rates of the boats was so slow that the best I managed was some mild blurring of the taller masts.

Seaview marina

If you look really closely you will see the blur at the mast tips

I expect better things tomorrow

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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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