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.

Papakowhai

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.

Paremata

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.

 

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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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