August 21, 2015 … around the region

Various tasks took me North to Upper Hutt and South to Kilbirnie.

Trees

Enlarge the picture to look at the trees

In the North, the river mist so common at this time of year was lingering in the upper valley. What really stood out for me were the foreground trees next to the river road. They looked as if they had been drawn with Indian Ink on to a wash on canvas. You may have to click to enlarge to see what I am talking about. Though I have never been a practitioner of it, it is an art form I like a lot, so the picture was irresistible.  Unfortunately the place where I stopped offered no really safe place to stand for a better view, so I did my best from behind the Armco barrier at the edge of the busy road, and tried to get a clear shot through the heavy traffic in both directions.

Boat shed

The confrontational colours of the Havana Yachting boat shed were just in the right place

Later in the morning,  as  I passed through Evans Bay the much photographed boat shed, resplendent in new paint, presented itself in a dramatic light against a dark and threatening sky. Minutes later there was a  downpour.

Shags

A pair of Little Blacks

Since I was this far out, I ate my lunch in the carpark at the Pt Halswell lighthouse. From there I went to Kilbirnie and on the way passed this pair of Little Black shags. The Little Blacks have a lovely texture to their plumage.

That’s all for now.

 

 

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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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