July 7, 2014 … some days are better than others

Another of those photographically flat days just happened.

Hutt River

Hutt River looking South

I took photographs. It would be unthinkable not to, but I did not feel inspired. Mary persuaded me to walk the Hutt riverbank with her so my first shot is from the stopbank near Alicetown looking towards the rail bridge at Moera. The river looks placid here, but by the time we walked down to the estuary and back it was being whipped up by a mean Southerly breeze.

Ewen Bridge

Under the Ewen Bridge, Lower Hutt

My next image is under the Ewen Bridge. Opened in 1996, this is the seventh bridge at this site. I was interested to learn when the holes were drilled for those pylons, they passed right through the aquifer which supplies a large part of the Hutt Valley’s drinking water. Special measures were required to ensure that the aquifer was uncontaminated in the process.

Lyall Bay beach

Mother and daughter catching some fresh air

Later in the day I was at Lyall Bay and liked the “mother and daughter” moment. I have no idea who they are but they were enjoying each other’s  company on the beach despite that nasty on-shore breeze.

Lyall Bay (2)

Sail board and the Kaitaki

My last shot was of a sail-boarder battling the waves at Lyall Bay as the Kaitaki passes by on its way to Wellington

That’s all, better luck tomorrow


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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One Response to July 7, 2014 … some days are better than others

  1. The mother daughter captures both emotion and breeze

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