In the five days of my absence in Tauranga, Wellington has shifted closer to Winter.
Grey skies, blustery wind and spiteful raindrops make photography more challenging. Never mind, life goes on, and once you have the mindset to make images come what may, it becomes a little easier to find new ways of seeing. Of course the things I learned while I was away, and the inspiration from other photographers all help me to evolve.
Still experimenting with looking at landscapes through a long lens, I took myself up to Mt Victoria from where I could look down on the city. The unpleasant conditions meant I had the place almost to myself.
With a clear view of downtown I had several options to choose from, but the splash of red from the tugs Tapuhi and Tiaki were irresistible. Directly above them is Rutherford House where I worked prior to my blessed release to retirement. To the right of that in the terracotta pink is St Paul’s cathedral, probably one of the few cathedrals in the world with a prominent external chimney stack.
My last shot is to the East looking across the Miramar Peninsula through some mean-spirited drizzle to the Eastern Hills and the Rimutaka Range beyond.
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