June 18, 2015 … hither and yon

Randomness was the order of the day.


Red rocks, green swells, white spray

On the South Coast near Moa Point, the red rocks and green swells seemed worth a look. Those must be some of the sharpest rocks around, and they must terrify many of the passengers who fly close to them on final approach to Wellington Airport.


The boatsheds at Hikoikoi … in theory, it is not permitted to live in them. The practice may be different. George’s boat has taken a pronounced list to starboard.

At Hikoikoi,there was no visible activity, but I did notice that the boat which is the favourite perch of Georg, our friendly white heron has taken a lurch to the right. I hope that doesn’t diminish his enjoyment of the boat.


a 1:1 macro shot of a miniature kowhai blossom. I shall get better at controlling focus and depth of field

In the afternoon, I learned that my new macro-lens had arrived, so of course I had to play with that. This image is the bottom half of a miniature kowhai blossom. It is the complete uncropped image, so as you can see the lens lets me get very close.

That’s enough 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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