June 3, 2014 … in the golden hour

It is a bit picky to complain that yesterday’s weather was not as good as the day before.


New construction of the West facing slopes of Papakowhai as seen from Titahi Bay

Nevertheless, I found myself squeezed into the top corner of a rapidly darkening day. I went Westward to follow the fleeing sun. My first chance at something useful came at Porirua, looking Eastward across the harbour to Papakowhai.

Porirua Harbour

Across the Porirua Harbour

The golden light appealed so I took a wider view from the same standpoint, and then moved on. My usual haunts were fruitless so I prepared to go home. For some reason I chose to take the Whitby side of the harbour instead of my normal preference of Grays Rd.


Sunset at Paremata

As soon as I reached the boat sheds, I saw something in the rear-view mirrors that caused me to pull into a park and get the tripod out. The water near the Paremata bridge was still and rose-tinted. The boats were not moving, or so I thought. The long exposure disproved that idea.

Paremata (2)

Anchored boats drifting a little on this still evening

Even as the lovely colour was merging with the black silhouetted landscape, I was racing along a somewhat boggy beach trying to set up for one more shot.

And that was the end of my 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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