December 21, 2015 … back to basics

I had a grand plan.

Downtown

Downtown from uptown.

It didn’t work. I went to the top of Brooklyn hill where the wind turbine stood until it was removed. Its replacement is not due until March next year. I planned to make eight images for a grand panorama of the city and harbour, using the high-resolution feature in my Olympus camera. This makes eight exposures in quick succession and then merges them to give a single high-resolution image of around 40 megapixels. Eight of those results in a single panorama of about 2.5 GB. Unfortunately the technique requires that the camera and scene be perfectly still throughout the eight exposure sequence. Though I was using a heavy tripod, the steady breeze (or howling wind, if you prefer) vibrated the camera enough to render the images useless. I had to go back to the simple methods. The cruise liner, Celebrity Solstice made an impressive addition to the city’s larger buildings.

Ferry

Inbound

Away to the south the Strait Feronia was arriving from Picton across a hazy blue sea.

Tree

Where is the spirit of Christmas?

Down in the city, Midland Park was all but deserted and I liked the contrast between the Christmas Tree and the towers of power in the background. It is unfair of me to imagine Ebenezer Scrooge up there behind those glass curtains, asking “Are there no workhouses?”.

Another day closer.

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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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