February 14, 2018 … some days work better than others

One of the characteristics of the present day, is the vast and formless pool of expertise available on almost any topic imaginable. Photography is  no different, and in my preferred genres of landscape and nature, there are many people offering to accompany me to Iceland or to South Georgia or wherever, and to teach me all they know in exchange for some eye-watering sums of money. Sadly,  my aforementioned eye-watering sum just went to the coffers of the service department of my car dealer for a replacement engine after the disaster that befell me in the Wairarapa as described in the last edition. I have the car back now and life will necessarily resume without the personal intervention of any of these experts.  On the other hand, even if I had not had the breakdown, I would have put the money to better use.


A clean pair of heels at Battle Hill

Meanwhile, during the last week, I got out and about.  In all our years in Wellington, Mary and I had never spent any time in the Battle Hill Farm Park which is on the Paekakariki Hill Road. On the day we visited, there was a pony club enjoying a bit of a trek, and one rider cantering about jumping obstacles.


A few days of a steady wind and the lenticular cloud appears

The Eastern Hills of the Hutt Valley seem to provide the perfect barrier on which the Nor’Westerly winds form lenticular clouds.


The Carillon at Pukeahu park

A still day in the city and I wandered around Taranaki St and spotted the Carillon reflected in the window of a small commercial building.


War memorial art work

Just around the corner from there is the most recent war memorial art work. It was commissioned by the British Government from Weta Workshops and apparently represents the mingling of the oak and the pohutukawa trees.


Kapiti Island across a moody sea

For a few days we  had some stillness and this image was taken near Paekakariki looking towards Kapiti Island


Fog in the Hutt Valley

And then we had a couple of days of solid fog, and the airport was shut down. I like these days for the mysterious views the offer. In this case, from a promontory in Maungaraki looking towards Karori  the fog was coming and going






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 February 14, 2018 … some days work better than others

  1. I really ike the last 5 images

  2. nzvideos says:

    I really like the Kapiti shot. Thank you.

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