Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 30, 2012 … slow and mighty

Mighty waves stir my soul. Something about their deceptive, slow, ponderous majesty just moves me. The energy in a big ocean roller is beyond my comprehension.  I love the way the deep green water heaves itself up, and up, and … Continue reading

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June 29, 2012 … distant perspective

Some photographers scorn the zoom-lens. Some cooks scorn microwave ovens. Some drivers won’t have automatic transmission. For my part, I am a technophile, and I love what my technology can empower me to achieve. On the other hand I am … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Petone, Wellington | 2 Comments

June 28, 2012 … the harder I work, the luckier I get.

Some days,persistence pays off. I was getting a bit desperate, wandering around my usual  haunts near the Hutt River estuary. First, on the Eastern side,  there was a small colony of pied shags sitting on the tree trunk I have … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Light, Petone, Seaview | 4 Comments

June 27, 2012 … from the viewpoint of a duck

Change the point of view. That’s a recipe that sometimes works when I find myself in a place that doesn’t offer an obvious picture.  It doesn’t always work. I have tried looking to left and right, behind, up and down. … Continue reading

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June 26, 2012 … another country, just next door

Ambivalent is the best word for it. On the other side of the Eastern hills at the Northern end of the Hutt Valley, are some smaller, less densely populated valleys. Whitemans Valley and the Mangaroa valley used to be the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Landscapes, Light, Mangaroa Valley, Trees | 1 Comment

June 25, 2012 … we must do this again sometime

Repetition is a mixed blessing. Should I regard the recurrence of photographic themes as necessary practice for the purpose of improvement. Or am I in a rut? Do I lack the creativity to which I aspire? I have no certain … Continue reading

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June 24, 2012 … home from sea*

It’s hard to get the best bits of seafood from your bowl, if the soup keeps throwing itself in your face. That’s the impression I got from the solitary but grumpy looking Royal Spoonbill in Hikoikoi reserve. Extreme weather warnings … Continue reading

Posted in Cook Strait, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Seaview, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

June 23, 2012 … changing gears

Daily blogging tends to assume a kind of uniformity to the day being described. “This is the day on which such and such happened” … in reality, the quality of each day varies hour by hour. Some hours are serious, … Continue reading

Posted in hobbies, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Retirement | 2 Comments

June 22, 2012 … she was beside herself

Experimenting in photography costs far less than it once did. As  young man, I would consider myself extravagant if I used two 36 exposure rolls of Kodachrome in  a weekend. Now I can blast through a couple of hundred images … Continue reading

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June 21, 2012 … blessed are they who expect little …

Expectation management is an important science. For example, recently I had a minor collision in my car (my fault, no injury to either person). I took it to the car repair place. In the past, given the minor scale of … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Lower Hutt, Rescue, Trees | 4 Comments