October 9, 2014 … at the end of the day

It’s no secret that I am strongly attracted to all things related to the sea.

Stena Polaris

She keeps finding her way into my camera … the Stena Polaris at Miramar

I could never live far from the sea, and when the weather is fine, or indeed when it is rough I like to see what is happening around the harbour and coast line. I was wandering about yesterday, and found myself coming along the ridge towards Mt Victoria. Down below me was a sight that was by now quite familiar. Yes, the Stena Polaris popped up again, this time at the Miramar oil wharf where I presume she would be offloading avgas for the tanks that supply the airport. That’s the last time, I promise.

Petone

A hazy panorama from Petone Beach

In the evening, I had a committee meeting to attend in Eastbourne. Since Daylight Saving Time is with us, I reached the Esplanade at Petone as the sun was creating some interesting “magic hour” effects. The hills above the glittering water are the suburb of Newlands and somewhere in the haze straight ahead is Wellington city. Then the sky went grey so I headed on around the bays to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne

A spectacular sky over Miramar

As I arrived at my destination the sky flared again and I spent a few moments snatching a sequence of shots that I could stitch as a panorama. This view is from the shingly beach at Eastbourne looking across the harbour mouth to the Miramar Peninsula. I love being near the sea.

That’s all for now.

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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.
This entry was posted in Eastbourne, harbour, Light, Maritime, Miramar, Newlands, Petone, Sunset, Weather, Wellington. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to October 9, 2014 … at the end of the day

  1. Liam's daughter says:

    Love the pic of the red sky over miramar 🙂

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