May 12, 2014 … it’s life, Jim, but not as we know it*

More of the same.


A rosy dawn in the Hutt Valley

Perhaps it’s true that there is some crude form of life before mid-morning coffee. Anyway, there was an interesting crimson dawn at some early hour of which I previously had little knowledge.

Lowry Bay

At the water’s edge, Lowry Bay

Again, much of yesterday was spent editing and formatting the  camera club newsletter. When I finally emerged from my office, there was some pale remnant of afternoon light left, and the sky was taking on a rosy hue. The previous day, I sought altitude. Yesterday I went to the other extreme and got down low at the water’s edge. Did you know that the water really can have an edge?

Shafts of light

Kaukau and Matiu/Somes

In Lowry Bay, the sun was taking refuge behind the slopes of Mt Kaukau, and shedding its last light on the top of Matiu/Somes Island. What should I make of red skies in both morning and afternoon?  Is this delight or warning? Photographically, either are delightful.

Chembulk Sydney

Red sky … the chemical tanker is red too, but is silhouetted by the low light

I had really packed up to go home, but the last light washing over the chemical tanker, Chembulk Sydney seemed worth stopping for.

Live long and prosper**.

* “Star Trekkin'” written by John O’Connor, Grahame Lister and Rory Kehoe

** Star Trek



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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2 Responses to May 12, 2014 … it’s life, Jim, but not as we know it*

  1. Are you ok? All this early morning carrying on. 🙂

  2. Cliff says:

    It’s called “suffering for your art”, I believe.

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