June 30, 2014 … and having writ, moves on*

Saturday’s glory was ending yesterday, even as I wrote.

moving feet

In a fixed position on the Wellington waterfront, thousands of feet pass by each day

Sunday started well enough, but around mid-day a nasty breeze came up, and it just got slowly worse from there. Before it turned completely ugly, I went to the harbour side o experiment with uses for the long exposure other than running water. There will be more of these, but I know I have not yet achieved what I hoped for.

Te Papa Tongarewa

The wonderful treasure-house is passed by without a thought each day. Of course, many, indeed most, of its treasures are stored away somewhere away from the public view.

Opposite the national museum, Te Papa, I tried to get a sense of the traffic passing the national storehouse of our cultural treasures.

South Wellington

Cook Strait vista – Arahura passes by

From there I wandered the back roads of South Wellington and saw a view over the Cook Strait with the ferry Arahura heading towards Picton.

Petone

Petone foreshore at dusk

My last leg was nearer home. By now the weather was definitely deteriorating and the wind was bleak and bone-chilling. I got out my wide-angle lens which I do nowhere near often enough.

Time to move on, at least for today

* The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward FitzGerald

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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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