Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 30, 2014 …. a very ordinary day

A dose of ordinariness is probably a good thing now and then. Sadly, “ordinary” at present seems to be grey, wet and cold. Such a day yesterday led me to the upper end of Whiteman’s valley where it merges with … Continue reading

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July 29, 2014 … bright start, dull ending

It started well, with no wind and bright sun and a little river mist. The scene when I pulled the curtains was a very pleasant way to start the day, and was an incentive to get breakfast over with and … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 … a slow news day

Back to earth again today. The images I managed yesterday are not as pleasing to me as those from the day before. I spent some time on the South Coast not seeing anything that inspired me. I used to counsel … Continue reading

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July 27, 2014 … my idea of a great day

Now that was a day! Flat calm, warm sun, some picturesque clouds, perfect conditions. Where else would I go on such a day but the inlet?  On a day such as this there is beauty to be found there, with … Continue reading

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July 26, 2014 … regional roaming

Driving around hoping to find something to photograph is a high-risk strategy. As yesterday getting near sunset, I found myself in Porirua city. I had never photographed that area so I thought to see what I could capture. My first … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 … iron horses and carnivores

A different day and different weather yesterday. Sunshine, as I have observed previously lifts the spirit and fills the soul with hope.  Various possibilities on the Kapiti Coast came to mind, so I set out mid-morning, and, as usual, passed … Continue reading

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July 24, 2014 … fast water, bright rainbow

Winter is proving to be a challenge this year. Our winters are very benign by some standards. Snow is rare, and in most of Wellington, five or six degrees of frost is as cold as it gets, and even that … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014 … public and private art

I was determined that it would not be a still life day. In Petone, there is an artesian well which is the only source of untreated water in the region. Neither chlorine nor fluoride are added and those for whom … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014 … still life, still here

Still life images are a sign that I am (creatively) in trouble. At best, a still life says I am still alive. A combination of ugly weather, administrative tasks for the camera club and a significant dollop of laziness kept … Continue reading

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July 21, 2014 … heavy weather, worse to come

Some wild weather is upon us. It was not extreme weather, but ugly, cold uncomfortable stuff. A solid Southerly blast that drove big swells onto the rocks at Palmer Head and brought a hint of ice with the spiteful rain … Continue reading

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