February 9, 2014 … a clouded viewpoint

Soft grey weather began the day.

Mist in the Hutt Valley

Looking over my neighbour’s roof to follow the river down to the estuary

Looking from my bedroom window across the neighbour’s house and down the valley towards Petone I saw a random drapery of low cloud. From there the weather went downhill.

South coast near Island bay

Slow exposure flattens the water

There seemed to be little wind so I went to the South Coast intending to do slow exposures on flat water. Nobody told the Cook Strait that it was supposed to be calm so it was its boisterous self with a sharp Southerly coming off the sea.

Houghton Bay

The waves crash and suck back

At Houghton Bay the waves were painting their white foamy signature on the black sand of the beach.

Serious altitude

He would do himself an injury from that height

In Lyall Bay, the wind was sufficient to give this kite-surfer some real altitude and he is well above the level of the airport runway as he flies beside its fence.

Heavy overcast

This is one pf my favourite viewpoints with or without the clouds

Back round in the harbour at the Eastern end of Oriental Bay, the heavy blanket of cloud over Te Ahumairangi Hill gave the city a sulky look which I liked.

And that’s all I have to say today.

 

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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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