Digital photography changed things.
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.
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.
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.