My term as president of the camera club is over and I have to say that though I enjoyed it, I am relieved. Now I can make more pictures. Note the careful choice of the word “make” which frees me from the tyranny of the notion that you stick with what you take.
My first image this week was of a sweet pea found as a roadside weed in Paremata. The curling tendrils appealed to me
Wonderful stillness on a misty morning took me to a high lookout in Maungaraki as a large Hong Kong registered container ship, Kota Lihat was departing for Napier.
A day or two later, and closer to sea level, I was paying attention to a small fleet of Optimist yachts at Petone when I got photo-bombed by the sail training ship, Spirit of New Zealand.
Mary was gifted a small number of peony blossoms, so of course I had to play with them. They are huge and delicate.
My lifelong fascination with all things maritime is no secret, Earlier this week we had an absolutely rotten day with wind and steady drizzle most of the day. Two cruise liners, Golden Princess and Sun Princess turned up with 4,600 hundred sun-seeking tourists between them and turned them loose to enjoy themselves for the day. I suspect many of them stayed on board.
On Wednesday I spotted the Spirit of New Zealand again, cruising along in the mist off the South coast. Here, I confess to manipulating the image to flatten the sea and to show the reflection. It’s a much nicer image than the original, and I assert firmly that I do not regard the “straight out of camera” image as especially sacred or privileged. What I offer are images that I have made in pursuit of my art. I do not promise documentary accuracy.
The mist was fairly random in where I could find and use it. This scene was up the Brooklyn hill at the bottom of the road to the wind turbine.
The Sea Lion has been a working vessel around the coasts of Australia and New Zealand since it was completed in 1956. Her latest colour scheme is interesting to say the least
The new Deloitte building on Waterloo Quay on Wellington’s waterfront is an imposing presence.
And that’s all for now.