May 1, 2014 … a more considered approach

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but the images for the last few days have been more deliberate than usual.

Detail of  sculpture

Statue of Katherine Mansfield – Midland park

I seem to have found some sort of groove. Perhaps it’s a benefit of mixing with so many gifted photographers over the last week, and som of it rubbed off. At least I have a better idea of what I aspire to.  My first image from yesterday is a part of a statue I have photographed before. It is Virginia King’s fine representation of Katherine Mansefield n Midland park.

Larus Dominicanus

Black-backed gulls on the shore

Later in the day I was drawn once more to the water’s edge where a group of black-backed gulls were sheltering near the Petone wharf until a man with two dogs came by and they all flew away.

still waters

Petone wharf near dusk

I had another image too, but decided to stay with just three, and this last one is my favourite of the day. Using the neutral density filter and a slow exposure, I caught the stillness and the rosy colours of the end of the day. I hope you will click on each image to see the detail.

That’s all for now,


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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3 Responses to May 1, 2014 … a more considered approach

  1. Nice dreamy effect in that last image. And I like the DOF in the first one.

  2. atwistedpair says:

    To my eye, your representation of “Virginia King’s fine representation of Katherine Mansfield” is itself very fine. I doubt KM would have envisioned herself as “Sci-Fi prim” – a description from which I cannot escape. Stefan T-W

  3. Toya says:

    Yep I agree with Marg, I really like the last one for it’s soft quality and the first one shows impact – I like the angle you have shot it from.

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