Grey sheets of drifting rain were the order of the day.
Towards the end of the day, I decided to head North on SH2 towards the Rimutaka summit in the hope of some atmospheric swirling clouds. Alas, the further I went, the more the sky became a flat featureless grey with no distinct clouds, and no windows into the landscape. I turned off at the Kaitoke regional park where I saw a glimpse of the landscape through the mist and rain.
That was a frustrating trip, not least because I had left my camera’s storm jacket at home, so I turned around an came back to Normandale. Clutching at straws, when I had parked in the garage, I saw something in the raindrops clinging to the recently waxed roof of the car. This was taken inside, looking back out the door across the Hutt Valley.
Late in the evening, I decided to add to the catch of the day with another focus-stacking exercises. I used the same heavy glass jar that I used a few days ago. This time I shot from directly overhead (not though the glass). The process of merging the sharp bits really makes Photoshop work for its living and it takes something like twenty minutes to produce the final blend.