March 12, 2015 … a grey coast

When a more distant trip is off the cards, I have a strong urge to go to the coast.

Kite surfers

Kite surfers don’t care that it’s a cool grey day. If the wind is right they get out there and celebrate.

So, on Wednesday, I was at Lyall Bay. A heavy grey overcast and a stiff Southerly wind made it less pleasant than it might have been. However, out on the water, this was some sort of heaven for the kite surfers. About a dozen hardy souls were zipping back and forth across the bay under a dark sky.

kite wake

Those kites really pull, and the surfers leave spectacular wakes

Kite surfers are challenging to photograph from the shore. The kite is usually too far from the surfer to make an integrated image that captures the colour of the kite and the  speed of the surfer on the water. Sometimes you just have to ignore the kite and focus on the rider.

Sea Princess

Sea Princess departs

Meanwhile, in the distance, the cruise liner Sea Princess was taking another load tourists out of the city, leaving them with the impression from their one-day visit of a chilly grey city. How sad.

That’s it for 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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One Response to March 12, 2015 … a grey coast

  1. xties says:

    Especially enjoyed your kite-surfing images.

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