May 21, 2015 … like the first morning*

For various reasons I spent all day in Wellington yesterday.

Grey day

Morning has broken*

When I am trying to resist the places that I overdo, I often find myself on the ridges in the higher parts of South Wellington. My first shot from yesterday was taken from Melrose looking across Kilbirnie, Rongotai  and Evans Bay to the Miramar Peninsula. At first glance it looks like a monochrome shot. It is not. It is full colour in a bleak grey morning, alleviated by the crepuscular rays lighting up the bay.

Baring Head

Baring head picked out in a small patch of sunlight

My next shot is from Houghton Bay in a wind-swept reserve that offers great views of the South Coast. I saw Baring Head gleaming in a patch of sunlight and decided to experiment with a feature of the Olympus. The High resolution feature used the image stabilisation mechanism to move the sensor to eight different positions, creating an image in each. It them makes a composite of the eight images and samples that to create a very high-resolution image with a staggering 40 megapixels. All I can show here is a vastly downsized export from that image, but I can see a lot of use for this tool.

Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay as seen from Northland

My next shot was taken in Northland (the suburb, not the province). I made several images that appealed to me, but chose one that uses the long lens for an intimate landscape. As I observed elsewhere Oriental Bay looks more attractive here than the conditions that prevailed at the time.

Cityscape

Cityscape looking Westward from Mt Victoria

My last image today was made from Mt Victoria summit, again using the high-resolution technique. I have always had a fondness for cityscapes. The infinite variety of textures appeals to the anarchist spirit within me.

That’s the day.

* “Morning has broken” by Eleanor Farjeon

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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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