September 13, 2015 … weird and wonderful mixture

Hail, wind and sunshine mingled.


Illuminated rain cloud just beyond Hutt Hospital

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.


Mill Creek Wind Farm … they were drifting lazily when I drove in. All were at a standstill when I left.

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.


Idyllic surf casting weather at Makara

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.

red roof

Red roof

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



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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