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

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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