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

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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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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