Yesterday Kelly and I went for a walk in the late afternoon light. Our chosen subject, the buildings in the lower part of the CBD in Wanganui. Joining us was our good friends Les and Anneka. The dramatic skies, the golden light and the atmosphere of the afternoon made for a great walk.
When I first thought about going to Castlepoint and looked at the possibilities, I looked at Google Earth and saw the moon rising over the reef. In fact the image on Google Earth that day looked pretty close to the image above. Virtual scouting is a valuable tool to have in your kit bag.
Modern day software gives us tools to help us with all kinds of problems. From the software applications that run on our phones to the applications we use to process images, they give us the ability to things easier and faster. But easier and / or faster is not always better.
The winds blow in, the clouds descend, the landscape darken and the rain falls. The moodiness of the landscape is dramatic and the atmosphere feels charged with energy. Most people head indoors but some, stay out to watch the show, to feel nature and see the beauty.
Images that leave you with more questions than answers can be quite fun. In this case as the man stood there I wondered what is the man thinking, what lead him here and why is he alone? There just simply isn't enough information to answer these questions.