Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 30, 2013 … family time and swinging tides

We have six grandchildren and love them all dearly. Likewise we have five kids and five wonderful sons-  and daughter-in-laws and they are all cherished. Sadly we don’t manage to spend as much time as we would like with them. … Continue reading

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September 29, 2013 … a beaker full of the chilly South*

I like the South Coast of Wellington. On the other hand, if the weather is not just so, it makes you work to find an image. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t. Island Bay is a much photographed spot, and … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 … a day of mixed fortune

It was a nothing sort of day, tinged with some personal stupidity. No photographic inspiration on day 1,001. Whatever came, I took. Fate did likewise. I was out in one location and it took my remote wireless trigger. I really … Continue reading

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September 27, 2013 … big round numbers

Round numbers are funny things. Numerology is not my thing. Nevertheless, there are certain numbers that we celebrate more than others. We tend to treat birthdays with a zero at  the end of them as especially significant. Yesterday, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 … into every life …

Unlike today, which was beautiful, yesterday was rotten. Rain was the pattern for most of the day, and was certainly already quite entrenched as I set out. Lunch in town with some of my former colleagues was all very nice, … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 … “turn your face to the moonlight”*

There are just two images in my folder for yesterday. I don’t apologise for that. They took more time to create tha twenty ordinary images. I also acknowledge that there is Photoshoppery at work here, and I most definitely do … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 … mixed emotions

Weirdness prevails. For the last few days I have been somewhat engaged in an exercise for a camera club competition called “once upon a time”. It calls for the staging of a shot to illustrate a well known story.  I … Continue reading

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September 23, 2013 … deepest suburbia

Some of yesterday’s work will remain “under wraps”. I want to use it for competition purposes and would rather not expose it to the public view for now. Having enjoyed taking pictures of Wellington City, I decided that I would … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 … a stranger in a strange land*

Weather persists. Greyness, rain and wind prevail. It must be spring. Where to find some colour? I had been in the city earlier in the day, and noted some possibility for city character shots.  I parked in Blair Street in … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 … grey is the colour of the day

Some days you’re the seagull, some days you’re the post. Well, I assume the principle applies here as well as to pigeons and statues. Greyness characterised the day. However, I often enjoy subtle shades of grey.  Petone Beach was my … Continue reading

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