Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 31, 2013 … a variety of feathers

As foreshadowed in yesterday’s blog, the weather was dismal. There was wind (no calm water) and periodic and quite heavy rain, and low temperatures. Nevertheless, I had to get out and about. Whenever I am in desperation mode (and sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Pauatahanui, Sunset, Wellington | 2 Comments

August 30, 2013 … to seek without finding

Another case of the barrens. I took shots but they were not what I hoped for. Pauatahanui provided me with a pied stilt and a white faced heron. Up on Whitireia Park near the radio masts I found a skylark. … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Pauatahanui, Porirua, Railway | 1 Comment

August 29, 2013 … it’s an ill wind

Wind is the biggest hazard for my preferred styles of photography. A full-blown storm is fine. Flat calm is much better. However, those days when the wind is there, but in the 15 to 40 km/h range, are just unproductive … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, harbour, Sport, Sunset, Weather | Leave a comment

August 28, 2013 … down on the farm

If you don’t do it when you first think of it, you may not get the chance later. On at least two prior occasions, and maybe more, I have posted images of the picturesque old barn on the Wainuiomata coast … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Landscapes, Seasons, Wainuiomata | 1 Comment

August 27, 2013 … the neighbourhood is “pumpin'”

Ours is a quiet neighbourhood. My desk is at the back of the house, facing away from the road and it is rare for me to hear much external noise.  However, my neighbours are having lengthy and expensive landscaping work … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Industrial, Machinery, Normandale | 2 Comments

August 26, 2013 … a very splendid day in the park

Yesterday was special. Out in the valley, there was some morning mist flowing down from Upper Hutt to create an ink-wash effect. The forecast, however was for mainly fine weather. Mary and I had decided the previous day to visit … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Zealandia | 2 Comments

August 25, 2013 … the seasonal change is on a roll

Signs of spring continue. In Lower Hutt, the magnificent civic gardens seem to have fallen victim to budget cuts by people who seem not to understand the value of intangibles like beauty and civic pride. The irreducible minimum of flowering … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Lower Hutt, Maritime | 1 Comment

August 24, 2013 … looking westward

Roller coasters were never my favourite ride as a kid. Sensitive inner ear or other issues always made me queasy.  Much the same is happening photographically. Some good days, some less so. However, the WYSIWYG portion of this blog’s title … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Cook Strait, Makara | 1 Comment

August 23, 2013 … seasonal gladness

I may be too old to gambol, but spring is here, no matter what the calendar says. Lambs and daffodils abound, and gardens are just full of the good news. In fact, the lovely state of the botanic gardens is … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Botanic gardens, flowers, Landscapes, Pauatahanui | 7 Comments

August 22, 2013 … random wanderings

Variety is not necessarily a virtue. It may just mean I am floundering around. Yesterday I wandered around a bit, and is often the case when inspiration fails, I go back to the inlet. I have been frustrated by my … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, mountains | Leave a comment