That’s a bit better.
Your opinion may differ, of course, but since my primary photographic purpose is to make images that I like, I shall stand by my opinion.
Beginning down the Wainuiomata coast road at the beach, the wave action was uninspiring. Dispirited I was heading back and spotted the bright colour of a Californian thistle. Possibilities.
Nearer to Wainuiomata, the sad remains of a favourite old shed continue to subside into the earth. Intriguing to me, was the large wooden crate, upside down in the middle of the debris field. In stylised script of an earlier age, before anyone knew what a logo was, it bears the brand of Reid and Gray. It took a little digging, but Reid and Gray operated a foundry and made agricultural implements, first in Oamaru, and later in Dunedin. I wonder what came in that crate, and when.
After a committee meeting in the evening, I was driving home from Upper Hutt when I realised that the night was dead still, so I chose to drive up through Maungaraki and look back towards the inner harbour. Heavy cloud over the city was catching the city lights.
Over the ridge and down into Normandale, and there was the moon low in the sky and a star, or more likely the planet Jupiter.
Moon shoots have not usually come off well for me but I think this one is pretty sharp.
I am happier than I was yesterday.