July 19, 2014 … a flat day ends on a high note

Perhaps I overuse the word.

Esplanade traffic

Unusually light evening traffic on the Esplanade allowed this truck to get some speed

Nevertheless it was a “desperate” day. It was cold, wet, colourless and unappealing. At day’s end, with no inspiration at all I went to the Esplanade at Petone to see if I could do anything with the usual evening rush traffic. A blockage must have occurred somewhere because the usual nose-to-tail crawl was not visible during the limited time available to me.

Petone evening

Relatively light traffic both ways

There were clumps of busy-ness  but overall it was lifeless and I went away despondent.

NZSO Youth Orchestra

I love the golden glow of the MFC, but would rather have a real camera to catch it. The Orchestra acknowledges applause after a splendid performance of Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra

Mary and I were booked to attend a concert at the Michael Fowler Centre where the NZSO National Youth Orchestra were performing. They are an excellent orchestra that can hold its own on any stage. Of course, recording and photography are not permitted, but I decided to grab this during the prolonged applause at the end of the concert, and would not dream of doing so during the performance. This was taken on my mobile phone with no flash … perhaps the second or third photo I have ever taken on the darned thing.

I throw myself on the mercy of the court and hope for better today.


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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One Response to July 19, 2014 … a flat day ends on a high note

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    I share your disdain for phone cameras. I use mine a lot, but only for immediate sharing on social media. Very seldom does anything taken on it make it into my Lightroom, for instance…

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