August 3, 2015 … taking a wider view

My new wide angle lens was begging to be taken out for a walk.


The Terrace from the James Cook hotel

Wellington city offers a lot of opportunity for wide angle views, so I began where I parked, on The Terrace.


Corridor from Lambton Quay to the James Cook Hotel elevators

From beside the James Cook hotel, there is a walkway through the car park that connects to an elevator down to Lambton Quay. One of my degrees was conducted in the James Cook before Massey University had a Wellington Campus so there was a touch of nostalgia in finding myself in that somewhat dated corridor.

Lambton Quay

Lambton Quay looking North from Cable Car lane

Out on Lambton Quay, looking North , I found the place almost deserted. Admittedly it was 4pm on a cold bleak Sunday afternoon.


Swivelling art work … Protoplasm by Phil Price

A feature of Wellington’s public art is the number of “kinetic sculptures” … things that move with, and celebrate the city’s infamous wind. This particular piece looks like a set of luminous green M&Ms, each pivoted on the one below. The whole things writhes and swings in anything above a light breeze.

That’s all for today.



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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4 Responses to August 3, 2015 … taking a wider view

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    All that’s missing from Lambton Quay is the tumbleweeds! Guessing this is a wide-angle for the Fuji?

  2. It’s tiny at 57mm long by 55 mm in diameter

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