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

And still it blew.

Agave

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.

Art

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.

Serene

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.

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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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