July 24, 2015 … pick a theme and stay with it

I could claim that today’s single theme was a planned outcome.


The Southern wall of the Tararuas is unveiled by the rosy sunrise

It wasn’t. That’s just how it turned out. Through the morning curtains, a rosy gleam told me something interesting was happening. Overhead, there was heavy black overcast. Away to the North, beyond Upper Hutt, there was a gap between the still dark valley floor and the cloud above. In this distant window, I could see radiant morning light and a magnificent layering of the hills. A long lens got me past the darkness to the area of interest.


Hutt River bank near the Moonshine bridge

Later in the morning, the colour had gone, but the layering continued. The number of places where you can get an unobstructed view of the Tararuas are few, though I suppose these could be increased by getting higher, perhaps on the Eastern hills.


Hutt River in metallic mood

On the Western bank of the Hutt River, near Silverstream, there is a rocky outcrop that provides a good upstream view of the river. I used the ND filter to still the river. The very long exposure also gave an interesting texture to the clouds.

River (2)

Rushing to the sea

The river itself was gleaming in the hazy sunlight and it too got the long exposure treatment. I love the pewter look in this shot.

Maybe more variety tomorrow


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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One Response to July 24, 2015 … pick a theme and stay with it

  1. Oh my, that ethereal morning light on the Tararuas is exquisite!

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