Landscapes were my intention yesterday.
It didn’t really work out. I went over to Moore’s Valley but despite the general pleasantness of the scene, I saw nothing that said to me “this is a picture”. In desperation I grabbed shots of some Alpacas, and even some feral rabbits, but no, it was a largely fruitless trip. Coming back over the hill, the glitter of sun on the harbour near the Petone foreshore looked interesting, so I took it.
Then it was time for dinner, followed by the first clubnight of the year for the camera club. That went extraordinarily well, with the biggest turnout we have had in years, but when that ended at around 9:30, I was still conscious of the void in my images for the day. The wind had abated quite a lot, so I went out to Point Howard where a bunch of fishermen were sitting huddled in their puffer jackets, trying to get some fish to augment the family table. They have their hobby, I have mine, and no doubt we all thought each other a little crazy as I set up my tripod to catch the glow of city lights across the harbour.
On the way to Point Howard I had seen the water inside the breakwater at the marina was nicely still so went back there. Several previous images had been taken here, so I tried for different points of view. The first one is on the expensive and perhaps better lit side.
Next, I went round to the less developed part of the marina nearer to the road, with the houses at Point Howard as a backdrop.
I really must stop waiting until the end of the day, though I think I got away with it this time.