Darkness descended with not a photo taken.
Out into the cold and dark of a wild Wellington night. My camera was mounted firmly on the tripod but I could feel it vibrating in very strong the wind. With firm downward pressure on the tripod I made the exposure, but the wind was so strong that the best I could achieve was this. Quite abstract really.
I tried a little later from a more sheltered position, and though I failed again to get perfect stillness I wanted. Both this and the preceding image were intended to show the same subject … the night lights of Wellington from the Eastern Bays. In the upper photo, the lights at the top are Mt Victoria and the dark shape below is Mokopuna, the little island to the North of Matiu/Somes Island.
Around in Day’s Bay, with shelter from the trees and my car, I tried to capture the night lights on the Day’s Bay Wharf. The bright light to the right of the wharf is the sail-training ship Spirit of New Zealand, at anchor, sheltering from the wild winds out at sea.
From a slightly different place I focussed on the wharf itself, and was quite pleased with the star-burst effects around the street lights and lamps on the wharf.
That’s all for now.