Monthly Archives: March 2012

March 31, 2012 … on laughter-silvered wings*

Happy 75th birthday, RNZAF. Mary attended a conference in Palmerston North yesterday, and I went along for the ride.  While she was busy in the city, I was free to explore. With cameras, of course. Today there is an airshow … Continue reading

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March 30, 2012 … I lift up mine eyes*

Bright calm days make me look to the hills. Though they have been done a million times before, and risk being postcard clichés,  images of blue seas and sky appeal to me. And so it came to pass, yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

March 29, 2012 … a wild call, and a clear call*

Love the waterfront. So too, do thousands of Wellingtonians, each day, each for their own reasons. For me, it tends to be about ships and the sea. Others need an open space to flush the stale air of the office … Continue reading

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March 28, 2012 … faster than witches*

Making images with a particular theme in mind is fun, challenging, and very frustrating. I say frustrating because I have yet to master the ability to make my original vision come to fruition.  To compensate, I sometimes end up with … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Hutt, Rail, Wellington | 4 Comments

March 27, 2012 … confronting the law

It was a teaching day yesterday. I like being in a classroom with mature students, which is partly why I accepted my current post-retirement contract. Of course I have my camera with me when I go into the city to … Continue reading

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March 26, 2012 … placidly amid the noise*

Lower Hutt was bouncing. Citizens were out in droves, enjoying a recently rare burst of sunshine while they could. In front of the New Dowse Art Gallery the space which was previously the car park, has been turned into a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, creativity, Food, Lower Hutt | 6 Comments

March 25, 2012 … they move in mysterious ways

Spontaneity sometimes needs to be carefully planned. Yesterday’s intention was to create a flashmob of photographers. The idea was that dozens of people with cameras would suddenly appear at the Eastern end of Courtenay place, take lots of photographs for … Continue reading

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March 24, 2012 … “they don’t sow potatoes, nor barley, nor wheat”*

Street photography is problematic. Legally, there is no problem unless the photographer is exploiting another person’s image for financial gain. There is no copyright on your own image as seen from a public place. (Personal note: I am not a … Continue reading

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March 23, 2012 … a murmuration of starlings

Schooldays are a long distant memory for me. Even so, I would have been a quivering blob of neuroses if I had to cope with the social expectations on today’s kids. I went to an all-boys church school in Auckland … Continue reading

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March 22, 2012 … “fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin'”*

Mrs. Gump knew a thing or two. “You never know what you’re gonna  get.”  So it is with this blog.  Some days you get to ride with me as I explore places I have been and views I have seen. … Continue reading

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