Some of my fellow photographers read my blog.
They tell me I agonise too much, and that I travel too far, often with too little outcome. I appreciate their interest and advice very much, but it seems to me that self-critical introspection is a part of who I am and indeed, part of the purpose of my photography and of this blog. And in case anyone has forgotten, the WYSIWYG part of the title, which long predates the current blog, is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”. That brings me to yesterday’s images which began at the historic Christ Church in Taita. I was wandering around the grounds of the oldest church in Wellington, and unusually I had abandoned the zoom and was using the “nifty fifty”, a 50 mm f1.4 prime lens. I am not sure I understand why so many people go on about the virtue of shooting with such a lens. I will seize all the advantages technology can give me.
The cemetery at the back of the church is adjacent to the railway line, and separates the church from the road that it once faced. There are some old markers in the graveyard, but I guess those whose remains are buried there are no longer interested in the passing of the trains.
In the evening, Mary and I were sitting down to dinner, and I had my back to the valley. Mary suggested I really had to look at the spectacular cloud formation over the Tararuas, so dinner was put on pause while I snatched the shot.
Tha’s enough for now
*Popeye “I Yam What I Yam” (1933) see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VXU6a9PcNI