December 12, 2014 … getting the low down

Each new discovery is one I don’t have to make again.


Rising from the reeds a flock of white-faced herons


There seem to be an endless supply of discoveries to be made, but I think I am making progress. I took the new camera out for a walk yesterday, but the first thing I saw was a flock of white-faced heron. They were beyond the 200 mm range of my longest Fuji lens, so  I used the trusty Canon and was just in time to see them depart from the reeds.


Kate at anchor


On the other side of the inlet, I saw “Kate”. She has had a new coat of paint and the name is obscured, but Kate has been part of the Plimmerton scene for quite a while now. She’s a sturdy little boat, but I wonder what she is used for now.


Plimmerton speed restriction


Across the bay, the line of boat sheds made an interesting picture, with the speed limit sign pointing the way.  The light was a bit flat but it was useful to learn how this camera performs in these circumstances.


At the waterline


Down on the ramp of the Plimmerton Yacht Club, I used the flip-out viewing screen to try for a very low angle across the water. Still learning.

That’s all for now.


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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