August 10, 2015 … chilled to the bone

Those daffodils in yesterday’s edition lied.


Another winter morning, but I’m always a sucker for those receding shades of grey.


Winter is still with us. The mercury says the temperature is 6 or 7 degrees C and by the time you add a Southerly at 30 to 40 km/h it feels more like zero. It was teeth-chattering weather. When I first looked out in the morning, it seemed like just another damp grey day.


The sky was blue, but the clouds were moving fast. The long exposure makes the water look more placid than it really was. Nothing in the picture tells you how cold it was.

I visited my friend in hospital, and then went looking for opportunities to make pictures. Evans Bay was not especially promising, but with a bit of work perhaps something could be achieved in Shelly Bay. I set up the tripod and the ND filter and the remote trigger App on my phone and got out of the car. I immediately wished I hadn’t. It was horrible. Nevertheless I stayed out for four attempts, each of about 10 to 15 seconds  and then got back inside as quickly as possible.

Lady Liz

Police launch at anchor. No sign of life aboard

Perhaps it would be less miserable around the corner of Pt. Halswell. The police launch Lady Elizabeth IV was at anchor there and it seemed calm. Alas it was no warmer.


Distant sunshine

Across the harbour, the tank farm at Seaview was gleaming in a narrow strip of sunshine so I made the shot and gave up for the day.

It is still cold.


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.
This entry was posted in adversity, Evans Bay, harbour, Landscapes, Maritime, Weather, Wellington. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s