February 10, 2015 … wind, wind and still more wind

And still it blew.


Swaying in the wind at the harbour mouth

Well it blew, but it was far from still. I went to Breaker Bay and thought I might capture this large plant (Agave?) waving in the wind. Unfortunately I have not yet acquired a neutral density filter for the XT-1 so I could not slow the shutter enough to catch the sway.  The building on the hilltop between the two stalks  is the Beacon Hill Signal station .. effectively the control tower for shipping movements in and out of the harbour.


Spinning endlessly

On Cobham Dive at the Southern end of Evans Bay, there is another of the several kinetic wind sculptures that adorn our city. This one, by Phil Dadson, is called Akau Tangi, and this apparently translates loosely as the sighing sound of the wind in the bay. The cones swivel with the wind direction and spin with the wind speed, As before I was unable to use a slow enough shutter speed, so I shall revisit this some time.


Obscene wealth

My last shot yesterday was form Oriental Bay where across the bay I could see the super yacht “Serene” built for the Russian Vodka billionaire, Yuri Schefler at the modest cost of NZD$431 million. You can charter it for a mere $2.4 million a week. She is bigger than the two frigates of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

That’s all 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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