My attempt at thematic photography came a little unstuck yesterday.
In Oriental Bay, an empty log carrier , the Star Life, was being guided towards its berth by the two red tugs, with Tiaki hanging off the stern as a brake. There was a streak of sunlight on the water and it seemed like it was following the lighted path.
At the Eastern end of the bay there was a nice view of the buildings catching some stray light too. And that was really all I caught while I was in the city.
In the afternoon, I went to the Rimutaka Forest Park hoping to do some slow exposures of running water. The Catchpool Stream was running fairly high.
As I went back to the car, I had a close encounter with a wood pigeon or kereru in a kowhai tree. I stopped still and let it get comfortable again, then inched towards it as silently as I could. I got to about two metres before it started to get really twitchy and if I had taken another step, it would have flown. I took my shot and backed away, and it settled down again.
On the road back towards Wainuiomata I saw an unmistakable sign of change. You people in the Northern hemisphere are hereby noticed that your summer is over, and that winter is coming. We want our sunshine back please.
My friend died in the very small hours of this morning, and I shall pay tribute to him later.