May 6, 2015 … grey and damp, but who cares

In the five days of my absence in Tauranga, Wellington has shifted closer to Winter.

Dark sky

Black is New Zealand’s defiant colour. We take pride in all of our teams in black, so no surprise that it carries through into our urban architecture

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.


No ships at the container terminal, lots of logs waiting to go to China

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.


Tugs in front of the railway station and the Business School

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.


Rain in the East … it would be cold and miserable in the hills

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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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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