February 7, 2015 … seeking a new point of view

Occasionally, I seek new viewpoints.

Hataitai

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.

Plum

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.

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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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