Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Kiwi New Year’s Day

Every year New Zealanders hope for a fine summer for their Christmas/New Year break. This hope prevails even though most people know that the best weather comes after they have gone back to work in January.  Often the weather over the holiday period between Christmas Day and the end of the first week in January is unsettled with occasional showers and cold winds from the south-west.

New Year’s Day 2010 started with overcast skies and the threat of rain but clears up during the morning to produce a wonderful summer’s day which brought locals and visitors to the beach to soak up the sun and have a dip in the sea. This image was taken at about 5.00 pm as the sun was losing its brightness of earlier in the day.  Visitors are beginning to pack up to go home to their barbeque meals.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/250 sec, F 11, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200 lens at 18 mm

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