June 23, 2015 … what sharp teeth you have

Digital photography changed things.


Deep green rollers at the harbour entrance

When I was shooting Kodachrome, all those years ago, every push on the shutter represented a significant portion of my photographic budget. Since digital, electrons are (approximately) free, so  I can keep pushing the shutter. At ten frames per second, the only downside is the irritation when the card fills up, and there are dozens of nearly identical images to sort through and select from. Storms tend to bring out that failing in me. I find I end up with a lot of images but just two or three basic scenes. A strong Southerly on the South Coast yesterday is a case in point. Heavy green water surging in is mesmerizing to me.

South Coast

Wellington’s South Coast is a very inhospitable place, especially in weather like this

Around the coast road to Moa Point and there, the red/black rocks were baring their teeth in the face of thundering waves. I should add that the Southerly comes up from the direction of Antarctica, and each time I go out of the car, I was reminded of this fact.


Straitsman toughing it out

From Lyall Bay,  the ferry Straitsman could be seen across the airport breakwater,  butting bravely into the heavy swells. That would have been an “interesting” journey for the passengers.

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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