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

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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