June 15, 2014 … the chill wind and a time squeeze

Perilously close to a default yesterday.

Winter approaches

Last leaves on the maple

A chill tempestuous wind, combined with a touch of laziness and some camera club business left a very small window in the day. My tripod got set up in the front garden for a reprise of last year’s “last maple leaf of summer”. It was a fairly battered looking specimen but the light was interesting.

kowhai blossom

The word “kowhai” is the Maori word for yellow

A little way up the path, a miniature kowhai bush was still carrying a few flowers, but then the miniature is always out of synch with the main August/September flowering season of the full-sized kowhai.

Chilly night

Moonlight over the valley. The blurred clouds are indicative of the ugly wind and a longish exposure.

Later in the evening, mindful of the slender pickings in my day’s collection I went outside into even chillier air, and captured the moonlit valley below. I am going to have to try some HDR techniques to get the city lights without causing the moon to blow out like this.

That will do for the 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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