August 1, 2014 … red rays to golden beams

I was being lazy.


This won’t come as a surprise to some readers, especially those who know me best. From the wind noise round the house, the day was likely to be grey and mean-spirited, so I stayed in my bed catching up with the events of the day. On Facebook, a friend on the Kapiti coast had just posted a spectacular red sunrise, taken on his iPhone. I looked up and sure enough there was a crimson glow in the little gap between the curtains. I ran downstairs (yes, my knee is better, thank you for asking) to grab my camera and ran back up to catch the bright red light of a winter morning. Of course, it was past its best when I got there, but still quite bright. Five minutes later there was just grey. “Sic transit gloria mundi“*


Camera club business required me to deliver some prints to Kilbirnie, so I spotted the wind sculpture waving wildly about. I may try this again differently another time. The camera sat on the ground just a little off-centre from the pivoting wand  and was triggered remotely.


In the afternoon, I headed Westward, and as I came over the ridge at the end of Grey’s Road, saw some interesting light out on the water at Plimmerton. I turned back and went up to the water tower on Pope St in Cambourne to get a less impeded view of the bay. Crepuscular rays are always a delight to work with but I haven’t often seen such a well-defined fan of rays or such a well lit area below.
That’s all for today.

*How quickly the glory of the world passes



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 August 1, 2014 … red rays to golden beams

  1. You probably know my ‘hood better than myself by now 🙂

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