When Wellington lights up on a Friday night …….
Another one from last Friday night.
This is a well known landmark in Oriental Bay owned by the Wellington City Council named, “Band Rotunda”. It was once used for entertainment and musical performances, but as interest waived it was then tenanted by a well known family restaurant chain, “Fisherman’s Table”.
There has been a lot of talk of late that the council is seriously considering placing a for sale sign on it, as they look to cut costs within their books.
We’ve had some pretty crappy days over the passed week or two. Thank goodness Friday brought back the sunshine and a touch of warmth.
Being such a brilliant day, I thought it would be nice to go into town and take a few night shots. I parked on Oriental Parade. The sun had disappeared below the hills by the time I got there, but it still wasn’t dark enough for what I had in mind.
So having a bit of time to waste, I took a walk to find a few places that maybe good to shoot from. I didn’t have to go far. The Parade is just one big picture stop and shoot spot, no matter where you are on it. There’s always a fantastic view in front of you or something interesting happening on the sidewalk. It’s a place you could easily sit for hours watching the scenery change or the people and the activity. “It’s alive”.
This is one of the first shots I got. I titled it “Oriental Unwinding”. It was that time of night when people where arriving home from a hard week at work and I can just picture them sitting back, relaxing, having a glass of wine or beer and enjoying the view from their amazing apartments.
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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.
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.
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