December 13, 2014 … learning is a lifelong thing

It seems to be taking a lifetime to discover all the quirks and clever combinations of settings in this new camera.


How many million kilometres did these wheels travel?


As I foreshadowed a few days ago, the thrust of my images for a little while is simply learning how to make the camera do what I want it to. I began yesterday at my favourite pile of scrap metal where there was a large pile of rusting railway wheels. I speculate that they are from the bogies of the recently dismantled electric units.


Seaview marina


From there, it is a short hop to the Seaview Marina where I took a low angle view along one of the fingers with a dark sky as background.


Lily with hitchhiker


I had to collect something from the hospice for Mary and while I was there I enjoyed the splendour of the volunteer-maintained gardens. I was tempted to use my tools to eliminate the apparent flaw just to the left of bottom centre on this flower. Close inspection revealed that the “flaw” had legs, red wings, and feelers. I am guessing that the flower is some kind of lily.


Old fashioned garden

Near the administration block, it is clear that someone has a good old-fashioned taste in flower layout.

That’s all for today.


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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