August 26, 2015 … endless drizzle and rising river

It was a good moody day for a funeral.


Home, as seen through the rain, from the valley

From the Hutt Valley, the view up the hills towards home was variable, coming and going as the rain drifted by.


Brown water, dark clouds

After the funeral service in the afternoon, I paused to look at the mud-stained Hutt River, a metre or two higher than normal.


Ready to go in the morning

In the evening, it was camera club where I was delighted to get an honours award for one of my images in the latest round of the club’s internal competition.  On the way home I diverted to Seaview and tried to capture the sense of the Oil terminal with its gleaming trucks and a fleet of tankers ready to deliver petrol to the lower part of the island.

Sun is pouring in my window so I had better go and do something new today.



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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3 Responses to August 26, 2015 … endless drizzle and rising river

  1. Toya says:

    Congrats on the honours!

  2. Peter C says:

    Goodbye to our dear friend – as you say, a suitably gloomy day for a funeral

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