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