June 23, 2015 … what sharp teeth you have

Digital photography changed things.

Rollers

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

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.

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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