Hail, wind and sunshine mingled.
When I unveiled the day, I was confronted a localized band of heavy rain moving across the Eastern side of the valley with bright sun shining through it.
In the afternoon, with pleasant sunshine and little wind, I heard Makara calling, so I went out through Karori. On the road that winds down into the Ohariu Valley, there are views of both the West Wind and the newer Mill Creek wind farms. The turbines were dancing in slow time, but a touch of Neutral density filter allowed me to slow my exposure to convey their movement.
At Makara, with the sun low in the afternoon sky, there was very little wind, and the sea was unusually near calm.Nevertheless, even the little swells were imparting a fierce growling rattle to the stones on the steeply shelving beach. The lady on the blanket was watching the rod for her partner who was busy attending to his other two rods.
Heading back out of Makara towards the Takarau Gorge and Johnsonville on the way home, a bright red roof caught my eye. I suppose it has been there for a while, but the low angled light made it pop.
That’s all for today