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

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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One Response to March 12, 2015 … a grey coast

  1. xties says:

    Especially enjoyed your kite-surfing images.

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