February 28, 2015 … pushing the limits

Leaving things until the last minute is a bad habit of mine.

Oosterdam

Oosterdam just needs her passengers to get back aboard before she sails for Port Chalmers

Yesterday was the last possible day to submit images to a national competition so much of my day was tied up with finding eight images that seemed to match the criteria. Of course, ten minutes after I pressed send, I was second-guessing myself and I know I shall regret my selection when the results come out. Anyway, as a result, my photography fr the day was also at the last minute. From Oriental Bay, the cruise liner Oosterdam was not far off sailing time. She certainly occupies a large chunk of the available berthage.

Albatross

Probably the most photographed piece of public art in the city, Tanya Ashken’s “Albatross” has been photographed in every light and every weather

In Frank Kitts Park, the fountain was running and I tried for some contrast against the setting sun. Somehow that darned fountain knows when I am near because it shuts off before I could complete the sequence I intended.

Kota Lestari

Local yachts ghost along while Kota Lestari heads for the harbour mouth

I turned my back on it in time to see the Singaporean container ship Kota Lestari heading out of the harbour bound for Napier.

Hunter

City skyline … Hunter building nicely lit up.

Hoping for some city lights, I crossed back to Oriental Bay and pointed the lens towards the city and Kelburn. I am not often in the city at night so I am unsure how long Victoria University has been lighting up the historic and much loved Hunter Building but it certainly is a jewel in the city’s crown.

Maybe I’ll stop procrastinating tomorrow.

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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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