February 7, 2015 … seeking a new point of view

Occasionally, I seek new viewpoints.


Looking down on Kilbirnie from Hataitai

Yesterday I followed a string of back roads around Hataitai until I came to a spot overlooking Kilbirnie. It was an odd point of view looking into the back of houses that were familiar enough from hundreds of pauses waiting at the traffic lights below. It’s a feature of any hilly city, I suppose, that some dwellings will disappear into the shadows as the sun moves. Since most New Zealanders still hang washing outside to dry in the sunshine, these people will have to get their laundry done early.

Kilbirnie Rec

Kilbirnie rec with summer in progress

From the same spot looking South, the Kilbirnie Recreation Ground below was occupied with games of cricket with varying degrees of formality. The game in the foreground is characterised by the traditional whites, whereas the other game is  quite informal. In the distance, the open sea is a bright blue-green.


Omega plum (yes, I took a bite)

At home, in the late afternoon, I mounted a rarely used macro lens and attempted to capture the textures of that most splendid of all stone fruit, the magnificent Omega plum. Its season is all too brief and I make the most of it while it is here.

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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