March 19, 2015 … deflated expectations

It’s a self-inflicted injury.

Spoonbills

Royal spoonbills sheltering among the reeds at Pauatahanui

When I go out hoping to find something to take a picture of, the result are almost invariably qualitatively worse than if I had gone out with a plan. It drives me nuts. I went wandering yesterday, and took the well-worn path to Pauatahanui. A group of somnolent Royal Spoonbills were huddled against the wind on one of the islands in the pond on the reserve. No excitement here.

Heron

White-faced herons move with grace, no matter what the weather.

On Motukaraka point, a white-faced heron was picking its way delicately through the waves in search of a crab dinner.

Barn

Old barn on death row

On the way home, through Judgeford, I noted that the old farm shed that was due to be demolished back in December, lingers on. With the roofing iron and wall cladding gone, it seems to be losing the battle with time, piece by piece.

Nothing more to say 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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