August 16, 2016 … lovely light regardless of the weather

I really want some serious storm weather for a project I have in mind. However, all I am getting is a range of weather that is neither one thing nor the other.

Morning

Magical mystical morning in the Hutt Valley

Nevertheless, sometimes the variable weather can present a dramatic face to the world.

Mountains

The Snow-capped Tararua range provides a lovely backdrop for the early morning traffic on SH2 near the Haywards Hill

There have been some very nice days, and the view to the North East in the mornings is particularly spectacular. This view from a pedestrian overbridge near Naenae nearly came to grief as I slipped on the ice on the wooden boards.

Marina

Magic in Mana Marina

From there I went to Paremata where a perfectly still morning made the Mana Marina very attractive.

Paremata

Stillness at the Paremata boat sheds

Across the road to Ivey Bay I spotted another patch of very still water, with some interesting boats behind it. The Neutral density filter and a long exposure helped to make it a better image.

Herons

Keeping the place warm for the boss

A day or so later, I was on my way to town for lunch with some former Dairy Board colleagues and called by the Hutt Estuary in the hope that our friendly white heron, George might be there. He wasn’t, but two of his cousins, the white-faced herons were keeping his spot warm.

Harbour

Inner harbour from Mt Victoria

As is my custom, I was in town well ahead of the appointed hour, so went up to the Mt Victoria lookout from where our beautiful city was at its sparkling best.

Waka

Ceremonial waka rehearsal

Back down at sea-level, near the entrance to the lagoon at Frank Kitts park, I saw this waka (canoe) with a trainee crew practicing for ceremonial paddling. The waka was a fibreglass replica rather than the real thing, but even so, the rhythmic chanting raised the hairs on my neck.  See you again soon.

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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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2 Responses to August 16, 2016 … lovely light regardless of the weather

  1. Hope your wish for ghastly weather comes true 🙂

  2. nzphotog says:

    I hope your wish for ghastly weather only happens while the rest of us are working and not on our weekends 😉

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