August 7, 2014 … windswept wandering

Ugly weather returned.


A wild vision of helium filled balloons lifting the boat by the stern … of course they are buoys associated with fishing.

Not to worry, every day offers new opportunities, no matter what the weather does. I began yesterday’s search at Seaview Marina. The blustery wind made reflections shots unlikely, but the cluster of buoys on the stern of a trawler made an interesting focal point.


Quintessential New Zealand

Over the hill to the Wainuiomata Coast Road, and a pastoral scene looked worth making a shot of. I noted the two outlying sheep way op the hill on the left.


Bleak weather at the South Coast

At the coast, all was bleak and wind-swept. Heavy waves and airborne grit were the order of the day. This view is to the East towards Turakirae and the seal colony. This would not be a place to go swimming.

Lowry Bay

Reflections at Lowry Bay suggest that the wind abated for a while … the calm was short-lived

Yesterday evening I had a camera club committee meeting to attend in Eastbourne. On the way, the reflections in Lowry Bay seemed worth a shot.

Today seems even rougher but I hope to find something.



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 August 7, 2014 … windswept wandering

  1. I do so like the second picture, so New Zealand, wonderful!!

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