August 31, 2015 … falling flat

It has been a long and sometimes difficult week.


Pencarrow lights

There have been highs and lows, but somehow yesterday was a particularly flat day. I was on the South Coast, and though it was as beautiful as ever, I just couldn’t see anything that appealed  for a photograph. When I was supervising thesis students who said they had writer’s block I told them to put their fingers on the keyboard and type something. It is easier to improve what you have than it is to improve emptiness. So, I pointed my camera at the waves crashing on Barrett’s Reef against the background of Pencarrow.


Aratere and a yacht in distant sunlight

Not great, but better than an empty card. Next I was at the other end of Lyall Bay and in the distance, the Aratere was steaming from the local gloom into the sunlight of Marlborough. Perhaps a metaphor for the week ahead.

I hope tomorrow’s images will be better.


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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