April 9, 2014 … seeking pictures in the wet

Distant travellers have all returned home, and I miss them already.

Citroen H

A delightfully Gallic visitor at Petone

Yesterday, I dragged my eldest son David out with me as I went looking for a photo for the day. It was not fruitful, and wasn’t helped by the dismal weather. Drifting rain and a steady breeze made photography challenging. However, while prowling around Petone, we came across the this  splendid and well maintained example of a Citroen H van. Can you see why the French refer to it as “Nez de cochon” (pig nose)? They are very rare indeed in New Zealand, and this one is still sporting a British number plate and license sticker. It appears to be set up as a food van of some sort.

Scrap yard

Keeping the floor clean

In Seaview , at one of the scrap metal yards I was fascinated to see this big hydraulic grab pick up a big steel girder and then with extreme delicacy, use it to sweep the ground clear of extraneous rubbish.

Driving rain

The golden weather is definitely ended

In the evening I had a camera club meeting where everything went wrong. The guest speaker got sick and couldn’t come, and our “Plan B” was scuttled when our laptop computer died. We had an ad hoc discussion on the merits and techniques of creating photobooks.  The members seemed to engage so we were lucky. I decided to stretch my luck and in the dark and rain, went back to Seaview. You may get a sense of the weather by the rain sweeping past the lights at the oil terminal.

That’s all for now



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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