December 23, 2015 … low cloud in high places

I hate leaving photographic challenges incomplete.


My latest attempt at the panorama from Brooklyn

A few days ago, I attempted a high-resolution panorama from Brooklyn Hill and was thwarted by the wind. The camera needs to be absolutely still for the method to work, and the wind-induced vibration just killed it. Yesterday I tried again. Though the wind was less, it still didn’t yield the results I hoped for. I shall try again soon. The ship in port is the Explorer of the Seas.


Looking South from Brooklyn

Swinging around to the South, I liked the swirling clouds rushing out to sea.

Mt Vic

Across the slopes of Mt Victoria

Going down the hill, I went through the Brooklyn shops onto Washington Avenue and down Dorking Road and found a place that offered a new viewpoint across the harbour. The Kaiarahi was coming into the gap behind St Gerard’s monastery.

Basin Reserve

Basin reserve, the home of first class cricket in Wellington

From the same spot, looking to the North East, I saw that grounds staff at the Basin Reserve preparing the pitch for upcoming first-class matches. If you enlarge the image you will see the roller on the pitch.

I shall get this panorama eventually.



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 December 23, 2015 … low cloud in high places

  1. dennisw77009 says:

    I spent much of my first 10 tears of life in Brooklyn…Ohio, USA, that is.

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