And still it blew.
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.
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.
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.