May 13, 2014 … last minute shots

Back to earth.


Tank farm

It was a lacklustre day yesterday, and various things kept me busy until late afternoon. Eastbourne provided little inspiration for me, and by the time I reached Seaview on the way home,, I was getting desperate. The shapes in the tank farm had potential, though the boundary fence blocks many interesting possibilities. The late afternoon light saves this from total dullness, in my opinion.

Low angle

Petone wharf

Still worried, I went to Petone Wharf where I startled some locals by lying prone on the deck to get this low angle.

Petone beach

Wave patterns

Small waves made patterns on the beach, and black-backed gulls dipping their toes in the edge of the waves. A few bolder members of the flock were floating in formation a little further out.

Petone beach

Walking on water … there is a bout a metre of water where the dog is.

Their equanimity was disturbed soon after when a pair of dogs out for a walk with their owners chased sticks out into the harbour. Much squawking and flapping and a relocation a few hundred metres further out.

That’s it for another grey rainy day.



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 13, 2014 … last minute shots

  1. Ellen says:

    Nice low-light wave pattern photo.
    And, your dog looks like an emerging water dragon. Well caught!

  2. Cliff says:

    I like them all, Brian. They make a fine set, though the first one is not sea or water themed like the last three.

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