August 8, 2015 … at the end of the day

My days are still crowded.


Daphne flower

Again, I reached the end of the day with “nothing in the can”. During the late morning, I had been on a bus tour of Wellington’s CentrePort, and though it was an excellent and fascinating tour, it was a total bust for photography. Because we were in a security area akin to being “airside” at an airport, our IDs were checked and then we were loaded into a large bus with shaded windows. Never mind. I learned a lot. Mary had been given a piece of a Daphne plant in flower so I had a close encounter with that.  The flower above is  approximately 10 mm (half an inch) from tip to tip.



Mary’s collection of material from the each has been mentioned before, so I turned to some of the shells. I think this is a Nautilus. The black background is the screen of my iPad (in the off position).


Seafood sandwich

My next image is in wry acknowledgement of the old wisdom that says just because you can doesn’t mean you should. I took images of a limpet, a mollusc and a starfish and sandwiched them.  I had fun doing it, but it’s not a technique I would try often.

And that is the end of the day.


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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