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.


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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