February 2, 2015 … reflections on a wet day

The drought has broken.

Glass

Glass frontage

The first significant rain for almost a month arrived as forecast. It was necessary to remember what to do when it is raining. However, the day started with a mere overcast and a cool wind. I had to be in town and began near Kircaldie and Stains, and looked across the road, enjoying the textures of the city buildings. When the day does come that the earth moves, as it did in Christchurch, all those hang glass curtain clad buildings  will present some disastrous problems. Until that day, I enjoy the way they look.

fountain

Nga korerorero – the ongoing talk

Behind me was Midland Park, a favourite lunch spot for many office workers. It has a very strange fountain called “Nga korerorero” or “the ongoing talk”. It was designed by Colombian artist, Silvia Delgado. It is interesting, but I don’t get it.

reflections

curved reflections

A block back, on Featherston Street, there is a building with a rounded corner, and I liked the reflections caught in the curved glass.

Hanging

Just hanging out together

As I drove to the valley, the rain began, not heavy but persistent. At Hikoikoi, I hoped for some interesting effects from the rain on the water, but the wind spoiled that idea. I settled for the gull and the shag sitting in companionable proximity enjoying the cleansing water from above.

That’s all for now.

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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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One Response to February 2, 2015 … reflections on a wet day

  1. atwistedpair says:

    “Nga korerorero – the ongoing talk” is a sculpture I have several times attempted to photograph – with little success. Your ingenious close-up inspires me to have another go. As far as interpretation and appreciation are concerned … the relationship of scale between tectonic plates and stepping-stones is nice; one might also consider the bronze talking heads as newly-germinated plant forms. The Māori name,Nga korerorero, is said to carry the sense of a flow of communication and relationships among friends and families.

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