September 16, 2014 … filling in time

Yesterday I had almost nothing to do.

White-faced heron

Alone and palely loitering*

Somehow, I also had no spare time, and as on many occasions before, I painted myself into a corner. I was down at the Hutt River estuary and encountered this white-faced heron. It seemed to be sulking, or perhaps it was meditating. Either way, it was alone and crouched among the rocks on the riverbank.

Statue (1)

This was carved before Kindles were invented

In the evening, I was doing some still life for a commission, and made use of some knickknacks around the house and experimented with various light sources. First, a sandstone sculpture from a fair-trade shop.

Statue (2)

A fellow bird-lover – Francis of Assisi

The second item is a statue of Francis of Assisi. It was gifted to Mary by a much loved cousin who died a few years ago. Like its donor, this statue has character.

That’s all.

*La Belle Dame sans Merci – Keats


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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