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

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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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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