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