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.



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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