October 8, 2015 … where has my muse gone?

Like Peter Pan, I need to get my shadow sewn back on.



My days seem weirdly full, due in part to time spent minding the gallery during our photographic exhibition. By our standards the visitor numbers are good, but there are periods of inactivity so yesterday afternoon, I went outside when the gallery was deserted and tried to capture the bluebells in the gallery garden.  I was just lining up when another group of visitors arrived.


The lenticular clouds tell a tale of a persistent Northwesters over the ranges

In the evening I had a committee meeting, so drove to Trentham. Along River Road, past the Silverstream Bridge there was a view of a stack of lenticular cloud forming over the Mt Climie area.


Night on the beach at Petone

When the meeting ended, I went briefly to Petone Beach where, to my surprise the carpark at the Eastern end of the beach was full of camper vans and mobile homes. I am not sure if they were a group or just a random bunch of freedom camper  avoiding the fees in the established parks.  Despite the mist and the wind, I set up for a night shot along the beach. The odd thought crossed my mind that this shot would have been utterly impossible in my old Pentax with a roll of Kodachrome.

I hope for better today though I have another gallery-minding session.


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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2 Responses to October 8, 2015 … where has my muse gone?

  1. However did we find time for paid employment :-). Have we sold anything yet? Karen’s surely. I like the cloud photo.

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