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

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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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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