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

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 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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