June 26, 2015 … still there is stillness

Stillness persists.


Kingfisher emergent

Against my expectations, yesterday remained still, so I went to Pauatahanui. To my great joy there were half a dozen kingfishers in the big tree, diving repeatedly for crabs in the calm water. Sadly, I had left the big Canon at home, and despite my earlier discoveries, I tried to capture them with the Olympus. Aaaagh! The results were ugly. Nevertheless here is one image which is at least pointing in the right direction.

Boat sheds

Boat sheds at Paremata

Fortunately the conditions at Paremata were such that the Olympus could redeem itself with some nice sharp landscape pictures.


Boats at Paremata

There are only so many shots I can show of a favourite place, but the light was a lovely honey colour and combined with the water conditions I couldn’t pass it up.

That’s all.


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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