May 19, 2015 … mainly coastal wandering

A yellow object in the sky stirred ancient memories.


Lyall Bay surfing

There used to be a thing we called “summer”, but it seems so long ago. Yesterday offered a faint reminder of summer with that yellow thing in the sky. A cold Northerly breeze kept the memories under control, but still, the day looked nice enough. Lyall Bay seemed like a place to start, and sure enough there were plenty of surfers enjoying slightly larger than normal waves.I mean no insult to anyone when I say that the normally small waves mean that real experts go elsewhere. Though the surf conditions seemed good yesterday, I saw more surfers fall off than complete their rides.  One or two did all right.



Lyall Bay is popular with dog owners who can take their dogs for a good run on the beach.


Sunset colour at Normandale

Sunset was spectacular across much of the Lower North Island yesterday, judging by the number of sunset shots posted by my friends on Facebook. I was at home, and the view to the West is limited by the ridge at the top of Maungaraki, but I gave it my best shot.


Hikoikoi night

In the evening, while Mary visited a friend in hospital, I took the Olympus for a night shoot, beginning at the boat sheds at Hikoikoi Reserve. Despite the mean-spirited wind during the day, the night was calm, the water still. Some work to be done, but it’s a good start.


Night view of Wellington from Petone. Towards the upper left corner, the red brick of the Hunter Building at Victoria University stands out.

From there I went along Petone Beach, and again I saw the still water reaching 9 km across the harbour to the city with just a few ripples to provide texture in the reflections.

That’s all for now.



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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