02 January 2011


The south coast of Wellington on the eastern side of the harbour faces some of the worst weather in the world — the storms of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Sometimes the southerlies that blow in from there seem intent on making that point, but on a fine day the coast's a beautiful place to be, whether you're fishing, bouldering (that's Baring Head in the far distance) or just sitting or ambling and thinking. Or maybe not  thinking.

[29 December 2010, Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4, ISO 200, 1/200s at f16]

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5 comments:

Paul said...

Let my start of the new year by thanking you. You have managed to instill in me a greater interest in taking more photos; in fact, I am more conscious than ever of making sure that I have my camera with me all the time now, AND use it.

Happy New Year from California, Pete!

pohanginapete said...

Paul, that's a wonderful compliment and I'm delighted. Thank you, and a very Happy New Year to you too :^)

Barbara said...

You do have a gift for demonstrating an expansion of sight, shall I say? Isn't it amazing to walk along framing things in your mind's eye? Having said that I think this stretch of beach looks like one of those where a person could sit in some tucked away spot and get lost in the rhythm of the water. Veeeery nice;0

Zhoen said...

The kelp is watching.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you Barbara :^) In fact, we weren't far from another group of large boulders that would have been great for sitting and watching and listening and savouring the briny smells — however, people fishing had already claimed it.

Zhoen, we'd had a big storm only a day or two before, and the beach was well littered with kelp and other wrack. Plenty to keep an eye on.