For various reasons I spent all day in Wellington yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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