February 27, 2015 … getting back to normal

I got my car back at the end of the day.


Solitary and unhappy white-faced heron

My first shot of the day once mobility was restored was of this white-faced heron sitting at the roadside on top of a grassy bank by the sea. Unusually for these normally skittish birds, it seemed unmoved by passing traffic, so a pause to get close was in order. Anthropomorphism is always dangerous, but I judged this bird to be depressed. Being in breeding plumage and alone might account for this.


From Kelburn across the Harbour

In the evening, I went into the city to try for some “rosy evening” shots. The building I wanted was covered in scaffolding and plastic wrap. I surmise that the North facing stained glass window of Victoria University’s Hunter building still has water issues. Oh well, up to Kelburn by the cable car terminus. The spot I wanted to use was occupied by a young couple engaged in an intense but quiet debate of the deep and meaningful variety so I backed off. I came back half an hour later to find that peace had broken out with kissing and couple-selfies happening. I like to think that my discretion played a small part in this. When I set up my tripod, at last, I thought the soft pink light was worth the wait.


Inner city from Kelburn. Kelburn park is in the foreground with the fountain sitting idle.

A little further around the walkway and looking back into the city gave a different view.

That’s all for now.


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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4 Responses to February 27, 2015 … getting back to normal

  1. Boeta says:

    Lovely shots, love the heron.

  2. David R says:

    Love the two pix from Kelburn.

    As one who spent several ‘formative years’ at Weir House in the early/mid 1970s, but who has lived thousands of miles distant for 30 years, they are a combination of intensely familiar and also sadly strange (the new buildings and skyline).

    As always, Brian, you strike a perfect balance of commentary and photography. Thank you.

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