A photographic commission (non-paying) took a lot of time in the afternoon.
A camera club committee meeting took out the evening. No personal pictures in the bag, it’s after 10 pm and there was nothing else for it but to go out and about to grab some shots. What about the industrial area at night? I began in Seaview near one of the several scrap metal dealers.
Next, I went up Seaview Road past the big chemical storage tanks of the Orica company. Several of their tanker trucks were lined up, cold and dark ready for deliveries the next day. I have no clue what is in these tanks, could be acids, alkalis, hydrogen peroxide, lubricants, or whatever. I am glad they are well lit and not easy to approach unseen.
Next I headed towards home via Jackson Street. I am not sure if they are seasonal lights but there seem to be more decorations than usual. The seasonal spirit was not universal as I was accosted by a guy who wanted my money. I was bigger than he was so I invited him somewhat forcefully to depart forthwith. I suspect it was more optimism than real expectation on his part. He departed muttering. That was my very first encounter ever with an actual attempted crime.
As I walked back to the car, the only visible activity in the shops and restaurants was the cleaning and resetting of tables ready for the next day.