Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 31, 2012 … of fish and birds

A perfect morning out on the estuary. No wind, bright sun, and the tide was right. The man in the dinghy seems to be the occupant of one of the little boat sheds nearby, and I often see him rowing … Continue reading

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October 30, 2012 … a bit of this and a bit of that

Tofu, I should assure you,  is not normally on my menu. However, some days are like tofu. They have no flavour of their own, but pick up hints of whatever rubbed up against it in the pot. That’s how it … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012 … skylarking about on Baring Head

“Clearing in the afternoon”, said the weather forecaster. As we drove down the Wainuiomata Coast road to the entrance to our planned walk, the lowering clouds overhead threatened to make a liar of him. However we stopped in the car park … Continue reading

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October 28, 2012 … world in miniature

Models have always fascinated me. Not the scowling ones, with lip gloss and anorexia, but skilful reproductions of some aspect of the world in miniature. Railway modelling was my first venture into this world, though I soon crossed over into … Continue reading

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October 27, 2012 … curves and panoramas

Somewhere in my schooling, I remember an art teacher saying “there are no straight lines in nature”. As a generalization I suppose it works. Though my first job was as a draftsman (or back then, draughtsman) at a pulp and … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012 … I’ll huff and I’ll puff …

The day may be seized, but the moment still missed for purposes of photography. Things change so rapidly for a photographer that an idea seen or dreamed of, needs to be actioned now. Right now. The opportunity may no longer … Continue reading

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October 25, 2012 … soup and songbirds

Well, I went back. This time I took my speedlight to Zealandia. I believe I needed to better illuminate the birds under the dark canopy of the bush. I was pleased with the birds I saw yesterday, but am not yet … Continue reading

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