August 6, 2015 … in sombre mood

I know there can be exceptions, but hospitals generally don’t cheer me up.

Boatshed

“Havana” boatshed, Evans Bay

After visiting my friend, my mood was definitely aligned with the somewhat sad grey day outside. I wandered aimlessly, hoping for something inspirational.  In Evans Bay, there is a boatshed, the colours of which have earned it a place in many images by many photographers. Its owners have just about completed a re-paint, with the addition of an advertisement for their business. There was a brief patch of calm water to reflect the clash of colours so I tried it.

Seaweed

Neptune’s Necklace … normally well under water

In the afternoon, I wandered around Lowry Bay as the light was fading. It was a very low tide so I went out onto the rocks at the Northern end of the bay, treading on the copious beds of Neptune’s Necklace seaweed.

End of the day

“… rage, rage against the dying of the light”*

A little more to the West, the day was fading, and this really caught the mood of the day for me.

That’s all for now

  • “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas
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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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