Yesterday was wet with strong winds. It was difficult trying to take these photos, keeping steady against the wind on the umbrella while shooting one handed and trying to keep the camera dry. As always I love the rain, it is a visual feast of altered tones and harmonies of Grey, and the reflections are always beautiful. These photographs were taken while going to the supermarket and returning to the studio in William Street.
This first photograph is of the walk up the hill to the supermarket. It is on 2 levels underground beneath the Coca Cola sign. It is about a 3 or 4 minute walk from the studio front door. These views are what I see almost every day, although, of course, with ever changing weather and moods.
I love the way the big buildings because of their scale are able to veil themselves in mystery. The tallest skyscrapers in the city disappear into the clouds and look like Grey columns holding the sky up. It is wonderful to be high up in those buildings in this kind of weather, it gives the sensation of flying as the clouds alternately allow glimpses of the ground and then isolates in rainy cloud. It is like flying. I rarely get to see that, but the times I have are etched permanently into my memory.