August 20, 2015 … a day of mourning

Very early in the morning, my friend died.


Heavy rain removes the background from the oft-photographed fountain

He was Gary Eugene Gorman. He was a professor of Information Management at Victoria University, and a tireless editor of academic journals in his field. He was something of an expert on qualitative research methods and authored several books on that topic. He and I co-supervised a few doctoral students together, but after our retirement we would often get together with our good friend Dan, have a whisky (always a single malt) and then go out for dinner together to laugh, joke, reminisce and enjoy each other’s company. I shall miss him.  The day was perfect for the mood.


Container ship through the murk

Rain was quite dense though unusually, for Wellington, it was falling vertically.  From Oriental Bay it was almost impossible to see the big freighter a few hundred metres away.


A corrugated reflection in the Waiwhetu Stream

In the afternoon, the rain stopped and the stillness was reflected in the recently channelled Waiwhetu stream at Seaview.


Barney the purple bus

Looking back upstream, the traffic heading to Eastbourne or Wainuiomata was heavy as it crossed the bridge, but the big purple bus gave me a big splash of colour.

That’s the day.


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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10 Responses to August 20, 2015 … a day of mourning

  1. brent says:

    i am sorry to hear of your friends passing

  2. Condolences to you. Kia kaha. Bless you for all your photos and your news Brian.

  3. Lawrence Herzog says:

    So sorry to hear about the death of your friend and colleague. I hope you get a chance to raise a glass of single malt in his memory.

  4. gcberger says:

    Dear Brian,
    My heart is with you.

  5. Lydia says:

    So sorry to hear about your friend. Hard to lose someone so close…

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