November 8, 2014 … sunshine in the city and speeches at the convention

The brevity regime is still in force.


The parliamentary office building known as the beehive.

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and former colleague from university. On the way there, “the Beehive”, inspired if not actually designed by the architect, Sir Basil Spence was in front of me. A little twist of the zoom ring during a low exposure produced an interesting result.


It seems appropriate that this fleet of black and yellow bumblebees should park so near the Beehive

I was a little early so my friend invited me to wait in his office while he dealt with some university administration. He has a good view over the harbour, and a somewhat quirky view onto the Wellington Bus terminus. As I said earlier this week, I like the block colours.

Stout St

A bright day in Stout Street

After a pleasant lunch, I was returning to my car and the architecture on Stout Street seemed worth a look. That blue sky was great too.


Welcoming speech by the president of the PSNZ. The fluoro jackets are worn by members of the convention committee.

In the evening, I was at the opening of a regional convention for the Photographic Society of New Zealand. Ours was the host club, and I am happy to say it has got off to a fine start, though the people staying in the on-site accommodation were disconcerted by the lack of hot water in their showers, The conference venue had forgotten to turn the water heater on. A friend from Karori who is a regular reader originally appeared in this image but I cropped it to protect his privacy.

More from the convention tomorrow.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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