October 28, 2015 … late rescue

My afternoon was spent in Mt Cook.


Open ground near the Basin Reserve awaiting a developer

No, not the mountain in the Southern Alps, but the Wellington suburb of the same name. I began on Tasman Street, and from a side road, looked across a piece of recently cleared land towards the Basin Reserve on the right, and the National Carillon on the left. The strange lattice structure in the Basin Reserve is part of the staging for an act by someone called Robbie Williams.


A narrow view-window

Mt Cook has something of a Bohemian reputation with a very large number of student flats, and the Wellington campus of Massey University nearby. The houses are mostly weary from a century or more of continuous occupation. Many are in severe need of paint. There are narrow gaps between the house that provide glimpses down towards Adelaide Road.


Quiet side Street

Some of the quiet side roads have neatly restored villas, painted fences and tidy gardens.

Still water

After days of surly blustery wind, a night when the boats hold still for a whole 60 seconds of exposure is a miracle of sorts

It was camera club night and knowing that there were only six images in the camera, I went out after the session ended and looked for some night subjects. I’ve done it many times before, but I find still water and moored boats irresistible.

That will do for now.


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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