July 25, 2015 … out and back again

It was a wander and hope kind of day.

Locomotives

Horsepower in abundance

Sladden Park is on the Western bank of the Hutt River in Petone. It is just downstream of the Moera rail bridge. Prowling around that area, I heard a heavier than usual diesel sound from the railway. The train consisted of eight locomotives and one flat-bed wagon full of  wagon wheels. I am guessing that the with the possible exception of the front locomotive, they were headed for the railway workshops just over the bridge. Unfortunately I had the long lens mounted, in the hope of catching birds, so I couldn’t zoom back far enough to catch the whole train.

Feather

Peace on the waters

On the riverbank, there was little bird life of real interest, so I settled for this feather drifting downstream.

Moss (1)

Moss on the driftwood

Back at home, conscious of how little I had caught on my journey, I got the macro lens out and attempted to get close to some moss on one of Mary’s artfully disposed pieces of driftwood.

Moss (2)

A closer visit to the moss

It is intriguing how different the character of the moss is when you get really close.

This edition is produced in haste and published in advance since I have a day in Christchurch on 25th with no computer access.

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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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