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

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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