Slowly, oh so slowly, progress is happening.
Of course, technical quality is different to aesthetic quality, and a new camera does not mean my photographic eye is any better than it was with the other cameras. No matter, I shall keep trying to remove barriers between me and better images. I started looking in Titahi Bay. The often photographed row of colourfully painted boatsheds is fading into disrepair.
In the afternoon, I wandered up and down Jackson Street looking for opportunities. Of course they were all around me, but I didn’t see most of them. The old State Picture Theatre seems to be nearing a critical stage of its demolition. Or is it being restored? No visible signs give any clue as to its future, but I had to capture the delicacy of the curved steel trusses that gave form to its once grand arched roof.
Across the street a shop that specialises in second-hand tools was closed for the weekend, but in the window a laboratory balance seemed to be an improbable item unless someone chose to acquire it for ornamental reasons. The typewriters in the background are not likely to sell quickly either.
In Britannia Street, the community centre building was looking well cared for and nicely painted. I could imagine it as a background to a Norman Rockwell painting.
See you tomorrow.