July 6, 2014 … from sunrise to sunset

Something woke me early

Red sunrise

Crimson sky … ancient wisdom suggested bad weather … it didn’t happen

I never did find out what, but through the gap in the curtains there was an interesting colour in the Eastern sky. The spectacular cloud colours lasted a very short while, and then were gone.

Pukerua Bay

Backlit surf – Pukerua Bay

Later in the day, I went Northward, first to Pukerua Bay. It was late in the afternoon and the low sun was back-lighting the waves quite nicely.

Kapiti Coast

Looking North at Sunset

It had been a while since I ventured onto the Paekakariki Hill Road and from the lookout at the top, looked at the sweep of the waves in the bay and the shadow of Kapiti Island off the shore.

Cook Strait sunset

Across Cook Strait to the Sounds

To the South, the islands of the Marlborough Sounds were getting the mistiness of evening and the light was fading.

Last light

Good night

The sun approached the horizon, dipped, and was gone.

So am I.


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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2 Responses to July 6, 2014 … from sunrise to sunset

  1. Know the Paekakariki hill road well, it is wonderful to see it again.
    Summer here in Ottawa is splendid, after a long cold winter!
    Still enjoying your blogs very much.

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