Harbour Debris

It's not just a dead tree in the water, it's a dead black and white tree in the water. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, Olympus 17mm lens.
It’s not just a dead tree in the water, it’s a dead black and white tree in the water. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f2.8 lens.

I’ve been photographing around the harbour recently. There wasn’t any conscious decision to do this; rather, I was having a nice drive, the light progressed from nice to mesmerising, and I wound up parking and taking pictures where I wouldn’t normally park and take pictures. The overriding theme of these pictures wound up being plant debris in and around the water, so I’ve decided to run with that for this week’s update. It’s not what I’d planned for this week, but sometimes, spontaneity is the progenitor of better photos than a didactic memo I wrote myself ¬†over a month ago.

It's the same dead tree, but from a different angle, and with a few extra colours. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm lens.
It’s the same dead tree, but from a different angle, and with a few extra colours. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f2.8 lens.
A mangled pile of dead branches and twigs, with a not dissimilar pile in the background. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm lens.
A mangled pile of dead grass, branches and twigs. The background pile is not dissimilar, but adds exciting features such as whole bits of tree in a lighter colour. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f2.8 lens.
Further along the shoreline was this tree. It thinks it's a large reptile, but really should have put more work into the costume. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm lens.
Further along the shoreline was this tree. It thinks it’s a large reptile, but really should have put more work into the costume. Taken at Te Rauone Recreation Reserve (near Taiaroa Head, Dunedin) on the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f2.8 lens.
Not strictly debris, this is a line for mooring a dinghy at Back Beach, Port Chalmers.  It's possible it isn;t that, being as there wasn't actually a dinghy moored to it the entire time I was there. Olympus OM-D with 60mm Macro lens.
Not strictly debris, this is a line for mooring a dinghy at Back Beach, Port Chalmers. It’s possible it isn’t that, being as there wasn’t actually a dinghy moored to it the entire time I was there. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm Macro lens.
This is probably part of an old shipwreck. I believe the bird perched on it is a black shag. They seem to enjoy taunting me whenever the light is low or I haven't got a suitably long lens with me. Taken with the Olympus 60mm Macro on the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
This is probably part of an old shipwreck. I believe the bird perched on it is a black shag. They seem to enjoy taunting me whenever the light is low or I haven’t got a suitably long lens with me. Taken with the Olympus 60mm Macro on the Olympus OM-D E-M5.