Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 30, 2012 … feathers, fluff and ferns

Exercise is the thing. Serious, sustained strenuous exercise has been conspicuously absent from my daily agenda for a while, and this folly is beginning to bite. My bathroom scales have no sense of diplomacy. They don’t soften the blow. They … Continue reading

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September 29, 2012 … parting is such sweet sorrow

Queenstown airport is a relatively bright and cheerful place, as airports go. It is small, but has most of the essentials, though it could do with more seating not tied to franchised coffee shops or bars, and preferably with a … Continue reading

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September 28, 2012 … mountains and streams

Until yesterday, I had never heard of Lake Dispute. Now that I have caught a glimpse of it from high on a walkway, I am  not especially overwhelmed. Not by the lake itself, anyway. The walkway, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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September 27, 2012 … mist and mountains

Yesterday was a murky day. Clouds around the tops of the mountains most of the day, and some periods of rain. I don’t mind that, since it sometimes gives nice moody possibilities for photography. My son bravely trusted me with … Continue reading

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September 26, 2012 … old among the new

In the wide open spaces between Queenstown and Arrowtown, there is more concentrated affluence than I have seen anywhere else in New Zealand. Beautiful houses in beautiful settings, they are for the most part beyond the wildest imaginings of most … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Queenstown, Trees | 4 Comments

September 25, 2012 … some people shots

A friend and former colleague commented on how  unusual it was for me to include images with people in. Interesting thought. I already explained that I am never likely to be a street photographer, but I do quite a lot … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 … and whether pigs have wings*

So here I am in the sunny but slightly chilly South. I had an excellent and on-time direct flight from Wellington to Queenstown with Jetstar. A clear view all the way was a bonus. For the first time I was … Continue reading

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September 23, 2012 … birds and bees

As I said in my previous post, this one is from Queenstown. It’s a day late in appearing because it was not appropriate to haul out the laptop and start writing and processing images.  On Saturday, Mary and I visited … Continue reading

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September 22, 2012 … the soul off wit

Very brief post today. Almost telegraphic. It is nearly midnight, and I have yet to pack for an early morning flight to Queenstown. Yesterday I tried for some shots of the prolific tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)in the gum trees in the … Continue reading

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September 21, 2012 … bread upon the waters*

Yesterday it was trains, today it’s shorebirds, next week it will be Queenstown. Given that I have another camera which, in theory, has higher specs,  why was I so excited to get the 7D back? Well it is what is … Continue reading

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