26 March 2011

Not a bad evening

Both stags have begun to roar, a sure sign we're into autumn. Drenching rain this morning eventually cleared and turned into one of those wonderful evenings so typical of this time of year in the valley. I stood on the new verandah and watched the sun inch towards the western hills. Life could be worse.

[26 March 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 14 mm, ISO 400, 1/60 at f8]

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Zhoen said...

LIquid gold light.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, the "golden hour" is a common term used by photographers to describe the light roughly half an hour each side of sunset and sunrise. Easy to see why, on evenings like this.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
I was admiring that same light on our horoeka on the same evening from my porch. Glad for the info on the stags roaring. Finishing up a busy period in a lot of ways and feel ready to reconnect with the Ruahine, but would rather not during the roar if possible. Still have that dinner in mind when Tara and I get freed up a bit from the busyness. :)

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Apparently the wild stags were still quiet last weekend, so it'll be a while before the hills will be safe for the sane among us. I guess the risk of being shot is statistically very low, particularly for trampers on tracks (hunters off trail in the bush are those usually killed), but I still hate that feeling of being on edge, knowing someone always gets shot during the roar.

A friend from years back used to say get to the beach instead, and I like that approach — it might not be frolicking-in-the-sea weather now, but time on a wild coast works wonders for me.

Hope the pressure eases soon, and it'll be great to catch up with you and Tara sometime.

leonie said...

Gorgeous Pete. Such a wonderful view you have from your front porch.

pohanginapete said...

Leonie, I agree — I'm very lucky, especially when I get evenings like this.