May 22, 2014 … Autum mood

Winter is coming.

Japanese maple

The tree is less than a metre tall and still has lots of leaves. Nevertheless it has laid down an impressive carpet.

The shortest day is less than a month away. There are lots of cold dark days to come before the daffodils signify the return of blessed warmth. Meanwhile, here in reality land, Autumn lingers. Our little Japanese maple keeps on giving, and for such a tiny tree, it laid down an impressive carpet.

West from Lowry Bay

Looking towards Newlands from Lowry Bay. The Pt Howard oil terminal wharf is in the foreground.

Yesterday, however, was about getting to know the fixed neutral density filter. And I have a request … I need feedback from you so please click on each image in turn to see it at the largest size possible.  Grey overcast weather and a surly harbour provided an opportunity to explore the capabilities of this kind of filter. From Lowry Bay, looking to the west, heavy clouds and wandering crepuscular rays offered possibilities.

Petone Beach

The Korokoro stream pours an endless supply of fresh water into the harbour

My next standpoint was the Western end of Petone Beach at the mouth of the Korokoro stream. The flow of fresh water seems to appeal to seabirds and it’s a nice place to be. Again the clouds, this time the ones  over the Eastern hills are a major feature of the view. The stream itself  was also of interest.

View to the South

All the way to the Antarctic ice in that direction.

Finally, looking to the South, we see the pathway to the open sea. On the left, Matiu/Somes Island and on the right, the city with the Arahura approaching Mt Victoria.   I would appreciate feedback and critical appraisal of any of these images. Do they work? Do they have a story to tell?

I hope to hear from you

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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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One Response to May 22, 2014 … Autum mood

  1. brent higham says:

    I do like the korokoro stream shot how you have used long exposer to smooth the water and blur the clouds which adds a nice contrast to the static but textured sand .

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