Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 29, 2015 … ooooooh this is going to be hard

A friend and I left home at 8am this morning. By three pm after a couple of brief stops, we were in Tauranga 520 km away, and getting involved in the 63rd annual convention of the Photographic Society of New … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015 … rain is no excuse

People look at me as if I am crazy.   Who is that nut out there thinking he might get a worthwhile picture in the rain? The genius Charles Schultz drew a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Charlie Brown is … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015 … a splash of red in a grey day

Back to more mundane topics in some decidedly mundane grey weather.   In oriental bay on the Eastern side of the former Overseas Passenger Terminal, there is a small yacht basin. Perhaps I haven’t noticed her before but the yacht … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015 … “at the going down of the sun, and in the morning” *

Yesterday was ANZAC Day. It was the centenary of the disastrous invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli. Troops from the UK, France Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada attempted to secure a sea route to their ally, Russia by gaining control … Continue reading

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April 25, 2015 … a splendid parade

Yesterday was a good day.   It began well, with a nice soft light across the Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf club. It promised a nice day ahead.   In the city there was to be a rather unique parade. On … Continue reading

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April 24, 2015 … return of the prodigal heron

Such a calm beautiful day that I just had to go out to the inlet. I was seeking kingfishers, and though I got my portable hide out among the reeds for the first time in ages, and sat patiently for … Continue reading

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April 23, 2015 … rambling before lunch

I may have mentioned before that I enjoy lunch. Yesterday I was in the city for lunch with a bunch of former colleagues. It’s always a pleasure to get together and debate the direction of the world. Oddly whenever Mary … Continue reading

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April 22, 2015 … red gold and green

The new camera (“Ollie”) is slowly becoming familiar. That means that preferred settings come more easily to hand. I still have moments, however, where I have to stop and explore the various menu options and find how to achieve what … Continue reading

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April 21, 2015 … a suburb with character

I found myself in Petone yesterday. A very pleasant lunch in a previously unknown (to me) yum cha restaurant with a photographic friend was a good reason to wander around Petone afterwards. There are a few areas of greater Wellington … Continue reading

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April 20, 2015 … from dawn into the night

Well that was a long and interesting day. Morning mist spilling over the hill from Wainuiomata was a good beginning and hinted at a clear calm day ahead. So it proved for most of the day. I took myself out … Continue reading

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