August 19, 2015 … lost plot

My attempt at thematic photography came a little unstuck yesterday.

Star life

Star Life comes to collect logs

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.

Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay is pretty in almost any weather

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.

Catchpool

Catchpool Stream slowed down

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.

Kereru

A very handsome wood pigeon

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.

Spring

Spring is here, no doubt about it

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.

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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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4 Responses to August 19, 2015 … lost plot

  1. So sorry to hear about your friend.

  2. nzphotog says:

    Sad news about your friend 😦

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