November 24, 2013 … fitting it all in

There are days when I get asked to take photographs for other people.

Royal Spoonbill

This bird was a youngster and not as cautious about photographers as its elders who stayed further away

Yesterday I took a lot of images of the annual strawberry and ice-cream promotion for the local hospices. I also got to take shots of youngest son and his wife and sister-in-law all dressed for the costume party that evening. Before I knew it the day was nearly done, and apart from a Royal Spoonbill dredging in deep water, I had little achievement of a personal nature.

Wellington Harbour from Maungaraki

The day is closing down

Fortunately, the evening was bringing a beautiful day to a wonderful conclusion. The harbour was still and though there were clouds about, they were insufficient to steal the warmth of the afternoon. This first effort is a five-shot panorama from Dowse Drive, Maungaraki, looking South across Matiu/Somes Island to the heads and beyond that there is nothing until the Antarctic ice.

Sunset over Wellington

Pure luck

Down on the foreshore, with the light almost gone, there was a lovely light on a cloud over the city and I came up with this result.

And now the wind has returned.

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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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