Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31, 2014 … dark brown water

Late afternoon photography is a lottery. If you judge it wrong, leave it too late, then the scenery is flat and drab. I cut it very fine yesterday. With Mary, and our grandchildren, Maggie and Cooper, we went to the … Continue reading

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May 30, 2014 … sheer desperation

Yesterday was a desperate day. I had so much happening¬† socially and domestically that finding time and circumstances for photography was very difficult. On the way to lunch with former Dairy Board colleagues, I was caught in traffic on Aotea … Continue reading

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May 29, 2014 … around the harbour

Yesterday was a photographic drought day in the midst of a meteorological downpour. In the city for lunch with a friend, I took a detour around Miramar first. On the Eastward side of the peninsula, there was a pleasant view … Continue reading

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May 28, 2014 … beginning at the end of the line

It must have been a big bang. For the second time in just over a year, one of the new¬† trains failed to stop at the end of the Melling Line. Last year, there was a teeth-jarring bang and the … Continue reading

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May 27, 2014 … blowing from the other direction

So which way did the wind blow yesterday? After a week of vigorous and sometimes violent Northerlies, Nature paused, too a deep breath and started blowing in the opposite direction. Of course, a Southerly is a different proposition. Thermometers also … Continue reading

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May 26, 2014 … take a deep breath

We have a great climate. Sometimes it just rushes past a little too fast. Yesterday the weather people were still reporting gusts around 140 km/h. At home there was a moment of comic relief as sparrows and other small birds … Continue reading

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May 25, 2014 … wind and rain

It rained yesterday. What’s more the rain came in at an unnatural angle, driven by winds gusting from the North at up to 135 km/h. In the afternoon, it eased a bit. The South coast was disappointing, in that the … Continue reading

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May 24, 2014 … in sombre mood

Winter’s cold breath is upon us. Though the weather is ugly, and my images today are a bit on the sombre side, I assure you that life is good. Yesterday I enjoyed the company at lunch of the kind friend … Continue reading

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May 23, 2014 … from surf to stillness

Some diseases just have to run their course. The whole “slow exposure” thing is still happening for me, though not exclusively so. Before I forget thanks to the few of you who took up my invitation to critique some images … Continue reading

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May 22, 2014 … Autum mood

Winter is coming. The shortest day is less than a month away. There are lots of cold dark days to come before the daffodils signify the return of blessed warmth. Meanwhile, here in reality land, Autumn lingers. Our little Japanese … Continue reading

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