August 8, 2015 … at the end of the day

My days are still crowded.

Daphne

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.

Nautilus

Nautilus

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).

Shellfish

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.

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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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