September 17, 2015 … bleak and desparate

There are times when I feel I have lost my vision.


Zephyrometer at Evans Bay

I still have a functional vision, thank heavens, but I am missing the underlying patterns. I went into the city yesterday and it was a barren journey. The Zephyrometer is one of the kinetic wind sculptures on Lyall Bay and it was beating around in the blustery wind. A slow exposure caught some of that, and some of the grey sky above that represented my mood so well. I have said before that I think they reduced the counter-weight after the lightning strike so that it now waves about more freely and in much lighter winds, It was certainly busy yesterday.


Pastel shades

And then it was the end of the day. I have an App on my iPad that allows it to display specific colours or light at specific colour temperatures, so I dialled up some colour and put a few of my rarely used Faber Castell hard chalk pastel sticks on it.


Pin sharp?

I should mention that I was using my macro lens which is a delight. If the time is taken to set it up well, it produces “pin-sharp” images, and that thought provided the idea for the next iPad-based image.

That’s all, and I hope for better vision 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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One Response to September 17, 2015 … bleak and desparate

  1. Lydia says:

    Don’t stop. It will resurface!!

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