April 13, 2018 … tightening the screws

My artistic muses keep telling me that I make too many images, and that I should try to set a higher standard. I keep agreeing with them, but struggle to comply. Let’s see how we go this week.

Wellington

Looking down on the inner city

A bright Wellington Autumn day tempted me to go up Te Ahumairangi Hill from where there are a number of viewpoints over the inner harbour.

Bouquet

Anniversary flowers

In the period since I last wrote, Mary and I celebrated 48 years of marriage, and our elder daughter marked the occasion with a nice bouquet which was worth having a look at.

Kaitaki

Kaitaki heaving into the swell

 

 

Later in the week, from the top of Brooklyn Hill, I spotted the interisland ferry Kaitaki battling her way into a heavy Nor’Westerly swell off the coast of Island Bay. Since I have to make this trip myself, next week, I was fascinated. I am not a good sailor.

Southerly

Owhiro Bay in a Southerly

From down at sea level, in Owhiro Bay a day or two later, I enjoyed watching the Southerly waves roll in, heavy and green.

wharf

Youth and speed versus age and cunning

Yesterday I spent some time on the inner harbour waterfront watching the world go by reflected in the residue of some recent heavy rain. I liked the contrast between youth and age.

Tararuas

The Southern wall of the Tararuas

As the clouds lifted, they revealed the snow on the high peaks of the Tararuas. Considering that this is early April, this is a very early sign of winter on its way.

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 April 13, 2018 … tightening the screws

  1. Lydia Hedge says:

    I’ve been offline for a while and am just now getting caught up. As usual, the Tararuas photo made me sit up and take notice!!! I was also taken with the Oshiro Bay breakers. Thank you AGAIN for posting your photos.

  2. Lydia Hedge says:

    OOps – Owhiro….

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