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

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 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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