Wind can drive you mad.
Or you can decide to make use of it. Yesterday was blustery and somewhat unpleasant, so I decided to follow the old advice about what to do when life gives you lemons. I recalled that along the Petone foreshore, there are some clusters of the invasive weed “hare’s tail” (Lagurus ovatus). Though it is a pest, it is highly decorative, especially when lit from behind, or blowing in the wind.
I tried it from a couple of angles, using my neutral density filter to allow me to capture movement during a slow exposure. There are other decorative grasses that I must experiment with.
When I had a good number of grass shots, I did the usual precautionary look around to see if I was missing things in other directions. This Oystercatcher sheltering in a hollow on the beach looked to be in deep contemplation. It always amazes me how something with no lips is able to have so many facial expressions. More accurately, it is amazing how many ways we humans can interpret the same expression to suit our preconceptions.
At the Seaview Marina, with my neutral density filter, I put the camera on the tripod to see if I could still the rippled waters with another slow exposure. This was partially successful, but I discovered (again) that prolonged exposures produce lens flares so I had to do some tidying up in the computer.
That’s all for today