There’s a naked truth in the world today. Alone, by yourself, taking the time to think and delve into thought, desires and daydreams where wishes, hopes and ambition advance us towards tomorrow. Reach to the future, dreams are free, so dream big and be forever hopeful, reaching out beyond what can be seen. Take care with precious moments of calm, peacefulness and embrace one’s thoughts while sitting doing time and nothing at all.
One of the biggest mistakes that can be made in photography is processing a photo to soon. I took this in April, 2016 and several times I’ve looked at it in my Lightroom catalogue, however until now I’ve resisted the temptation to work on it. This is because I couldn’t get a feel for what I wanted the image to say. Recently though, I suddenly started wondering how it would look in black and white, when suddenly it all started to come together.
Artists are creative people, and if you’re like me you won’t want to wait once an idea is developing in the mind. This is seen in photography by the instant way images are now taken and displayed. It can be easy to destroy an image by processing it with poor techniques or by not having a clear idea about what you want the image to say. As painful as it is, I find that a little patience between capturing and processing the image gives me much more satisfying results.
The more I look at Lambton Quay the more photographic options there seems to be. There’s lots of traffic, businesses, tall buildings, trees, bends in the road, and different forms of lighting to play with. Getting all those elements to work simultaneous however is the challenge.
I often wonder what Te Papa looks like at night? Does it have a funky set up of lights displayed all around it to show off it’s unique size and shape? There’s lots of interesting places, people and sights that can be captured around the wharf area both during the day and at night however you need to do it when there’s no wind.
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Oriental Bay – Wellington, New Zealand
22, 000 tons of sand was added to this bay in 2004 to make it larger due to how popular it is. Back around the 1840’s there was just one resident George Duppa who had brought a house out from England with him. The area was then called Duppa because of it’s only resident until it was renamed after the ship he arrived in Wellington on, The Oriental.
I was actually standing on a small cross walk while taking this. It wasn’t meant for photographers with tripods however it was just big enough for me to set things up. I was in two minds because the inside lanes seem rather close and a number of busses had whizzed past on both sides. Initially I was rather glad that none went past however the taillights would have added a nice effect.
Unfortunately the tree doesn’t really show up to well in this shot. It really needs more light behind it to light it up and separate it from the background. I guess that means I’ll need to make a trip up to Wellington.
This is a nice spot to view Lambton Quay in Wellington. During the day it’s incredibly busy with lots of people coming and going in business attire. As night takes hold the streets give way to the night life and people heading to the numerous drinking and eating establishments that are only a short distance away.
I actually found this location during the day and stored it away in the back of my mind to revisit at sunset and the timing couldn’t have been better as we didn’t have to wait too long before I got the shot I was after.
These colourful boat sheds along Oriental Parade in Wellington are a really popular spot for a walk. There’s a big long line of them (over 27) and they are all identical, meaning they can be photographed in many different ways and at all sorts of angles.
The National Museum in Wellington (Te Papa) is a fantastic building in many ways. It’s size and shape means it great to play around and explore all sorts of angles if you’re photographing it. Inside, there are some incredible exhibits including The Great War Exhibition created by Peter Jackson. It’s definitely a must see and do while you’re in Wellington. If you want a few more details:Te Papa in Wellington
Pricewaterhousecoopers Towers – Wellington, New Zealand.
Wandering with no purpose or intention is a great way to see a city, I find it opens my eyes to all sorts’ of new possibilities. A building shooting up into the sky, suddenly became a fascinating collection of textures, lines and colour. It kinda made me wonder …… but that’s another story.
Where destinations are a new way of seeing things and paths are not found but made.