June 26, 2015 … still there is stillness

Stillness persists.

Kingfisher

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

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.

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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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