When Wellington lights up on a Friday night …….
I recently posted an image called “Southern Storm” which was taken from the Plimmerton foreshore at Karehana Bay. This shot was taken from the very same spot a few days later but looking North toward Hongoeka Bay. The sun was going down and the rays from the sun were illuminating the tips of the rocks and casting a warm glow on the seaweed.
Blue Mountain Truck
About ten months ago I downloaded Trey Ratcliffs “Stuck on Earth” App. It’s an app that uses Google maps and has images geo stamped from places all over the world. It’s a great resource for discovering places of interest without having to waste time and money on transport or fuel costs. There has been many a time when I have jumped in the car and driven aimlessly hoping to stumble upon something that grabs me enough to want to stop and explore it or shot it. The app is ideal for photographers and travelers alike.
Well I was itching to find something new to photograph. I felt rather uninspired as I though I had seen and photographed pretty much everything of interest in my region. When I say my region, I’m talking about a 15 – 20km radius from were I live.
So I sat down and did a Stuck on Earth search and found a place on Blue Mountain Road were an old truck was wasting away. I didn’t know if the truck was still there but I was keen to find out. I grabed the location from the map, programmed it into the the Navman and off I went.
I will tell you know, I am a sucker for anything that’s old and run down. I just love the way they ooze character and evoke questions of mystic about their past.
Fortunately it was still sitting there and this is the shot got.
This image I shot from Plimmerton foreshore looking out towards Mana Island and the South Island. The calm waters are a complete contrast to the stormy weather that was quickly moving in from the south. Some twenty minutes later the sea became ruff and the waves were crashing onto the rocks.
193 Main Road, Tawa Wellington