August 25, 2015 … fierce wind at altitude

Aimless wandering yesterday got indifferent results.

Summit

North West from the summit

Some interesting low level clouds in the upper valley suggested there might be something worth seeing on the Rimutaka Hill road. There was, but nothing to make a great image with. Once you are on the road, there are few places to change your mind, so I carried on to the summit and attempted to take a photograph of the road back to the Hutt Valley. It may surprise some to know that from the summit, the road back to Wellington heads to the North West. I looked to the North West straight into the teeth of the gale. A tripod would have blown away, and I struggled to stay upright myself.

Bush

A pleasant if somewhat brief bush walk provided a welcome respite from the howling wind

There is a short loop walkway at the summit which in better weather would be very pleasant. Once I got into the lee of the lookout, the bush was indeed nice to be in, though it was being whipped about by the wind across its tops.

Wairarapa view

Looking Eastward to Greytown and beyond

Just before the track re-emerged into the wind, there was a view out to the East with the Wairarapa plains and Greytown visible through the notch  in the far distance.

That will do for the day

 

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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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One Response to August 25, 2015 … fierce wind at altitude

  1. Lawrence Herzog says:

    Brian, your photography always brightens my day, and I thank you for it. That spot at the top would have been great for a long exposure to capture the movement of the wind. But keeping the camera steady atop any tripod in a gale is always the problem.

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