Cook Strait Landscapes Light Upper Hutt Whiteman's Valley

May 16, 2016 … one foot after the other

There is much going on in my head. There are competitions to prepare for, and a portfolio to create. The weather has turned mean after a prolonged summer, but I keep trying.

From Tarakena Bay across the strait to the Kaikouras

Earlier in the week, I spent a little time on the South coast in Tarakena Bay where there was a view across the grey waters of the Strait.

Mysterious wreck, parked in the bush 21 km from the coast

Yesterday, I wandered around the Ian Poole Reserve in Wainuiomata, and in a patch of bush was astonished to find a quite large vessel that had been there long enough for trees to grow up between it and the access road.

It was a mean wind

From there, I went South down the coast road where the greyness was absolute, so I focused on the toetoe whipping around in the vicious wind.

The Upper Valley from the ridge at Wallaceville

This morning, I passed through Upper Hutt over the hill at Wallaceville. From there the view back towards Emerald Hill and beyond to the Southern foothills of the Tararuas was enhanced by the crepuscular rays sneaking through the crowds.

Whiteman's Valley
This little stream had no name that I could find, but it flows into the Mangaroa River

Over the ridge in Whiteman’s Valley, I found a stream that seemed worth a look.

And that’s all I have this time.




By 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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