It was an expensive day.
My mobile phone needed the glass replaced, and my walk-about camera (the 5DII) was in desperate need of a sensor clean. You can buy DIY kits for this purpose, but with my track record, I would not put any object inside the sensor area of a digital camera. Yesterday, therefore, I got by with just one camera, swapping lenses as required. Happily, the other =one is back with a sparkling clean sensor and the 24-105 lens got a complimentary clean thrown in. While I was waiting for the two jobs, I wandered the city and surrounding suburbs. I began on the South coast and liked the juxtaposition of the ferry “Straitsman” over the top of the propeller of the HMNZS Wellington.
From Owhiro Bay, the view Eastward was distinctly softened by soft steady rain.
Following the coast round through Scorching Bay I came to the Pt Halswell light contrasting nicely against the hills of Wadestown and Khandallah.
From the point itself, there was a misty view across to the city. I like this view in rain or sunshine.
I met some of my friends and former colleagues for lunch so went down into the city from the Terrace and enjoyed the colours and textures of the city architecture. At some stage in history the green-tiled building was the headquarters of Telecom NZ Ltd, now renamed “Spark”. Almost any organization that has a headquarters and outlying buildings ends up with a disparaging nickname for head office. This one was referred to as “the kermitage”, presumably due to the green colour.
Downtown near the business school, I liked the contrast between the painted wood of the law School and the dark sky to the East.
That’s enough for today.