August 18, 2014 … warm sun and little or no wind

Sunshine is an opportunity to be seized.


Paragliding from Baring Head

Wainuiomata’s south coast seemed like an idea, so I went down the coast road to the steep rocky beach where the waves crash endlessly to make the pebbles growl. As I arrived, I noticed a paraglider  soaring off Baring Head near the aerials at the lighthouse. He didn’t get enough wave lift to gain any altitude but managed to weave back and forth a few times before landing on the beach.


I shall refrain from any mention of mint sauce <oops!>

As I mentioned yesterday, spring is coming. No surer sign of that in New Zealand than the arrival of lambs. They seem to be everywhere. This one was very curious about the bark of a pine tree. Take notice Northern hemisphere, your lease on summer is up and we are claiming it back!


The Catchpool stream in the Rimutaka Forest Park

Further up the road towards Wainuiomata I diverted into the Rimutaka Forest park and played with a slow exposure at the ford where the stream tumbles out of the bush. I know this treatment of water scenes is not to everyone’s taste, but I shall keep experimenting.


Lovely light and still water … my favourite conditions

By the time I crossed the hill back to the Hutt Valley there was no wind at all and it was a truly golden afternoon. The marina was at its best offering almost perfect reflections.

Enough for now.


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 18, 2014 … warm sun and little or no wind

  1. Pamela Rothschild says:

    We haven’t had a lease on summer yet, its been wet and miserable, the worse July since ?!?!? so we might hold onto it for a wee while!

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