Once a month it’s time for the camera club newsletter.
It’s a real time-sponge and my weekend tends to disappear when it’s due. I depend greatly on the goodwill and tolerance of my dear wife. Add to that the need to get out and make a few images and things get really squeezed. We were booked to go to a concert by Orchestra Wellington in the evening so the window of opportunity was very small. My first shot was taken on the road from Johnsonville to Tawa … this old house is sandwiched between the railway line and a steep ban You can see the catenary wires passing under the dormer windows. I am not sure when it was last occupied, but I believe it was not so long ago.
My next shot was at Whitireia park where I caught the afternoon light reflecting on the Tasman sea in a remarkably benign mood.
By now I was too far from home with too little time to do anything useful, so I counted myself lucky to see a collection of pied stilts on the ponds at Pauatahanui. The reflections were a delight.
Even if the birds had not been present, I would have enjoyed the reflections of the wonderful grasses that cover much of the Eastern end of the inlet.
The concert was fantastic.
*”This ole house” by Stuart Hamblen (1954)