Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31, 2015 … at the water’s edge

  Lunch with a friend ensured that I went in the direction of the city. Wandering around the waterfront ahead of the lunch appointment, I was sitting with a coffee at the Karaka cafe in the Wharewaka (the house built … Continue reading

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July 30, 2015 … more in hope than expectation

That drive and hope thing is still happening. As much as I tell myself that intentionality is the key to photographic progress, I continue to depend on serendipitous encounters for most of my images. On my way back from Eastbourne, … Continue reading

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July 29, 2015 … recovery mode

Our various afflictions are fading. Nevertheless, yesterday I didn’t leave the house.  That forced me into using the morning view as my first image. At this time of year, there seem to be a lot of mornings that begin with … Continue reading

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July 28, 2015 … close to home

We had some tiny stowaways when we came back from Christchurch. Both Mary and I had some form of viral affliction. In my case, perhaps it was just the common cold, but Mary who is the most resilient person I know, was … Continue reading

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July 27, 2015 … darkness and hope

Yesterday we came home passing through Christchurch. Since the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011, 1,616 days have passed. Human expectations vary, but for those who don’t live there, it comes as a shock to see how much, and how … Continue reading

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July 26, 2015 … South and North

I am just back from a flying visit to Christchurch. My brother-in-law’s 70th birthday was the occasion, so we went down yesterday morning and returned this afternoon. I use the term Christchurch somewhat loosely since we stayed in Rolleston, 23km … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015 … out and back again

It was a wander and hope kind of day. Sladden Park is on the Western bank of the Hutt River in Petone. It is just downstream of the Moera rail bridge. Prowling around that area, I heard a heavier than … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015 … pick a theme and stay with it

I could claim that today’s single theme was a planned outcome. It wasn’t. That’s just how it turned out. Through the morning curtains, a rosy gleam told me something interesting was happening. Overhead, there was heavy black overcast. Away to the … Continue reading

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July 23, 2015 … on the side roads

I have a new toy. A wide-angle lens offers different opportunities, so I acquired one for the Olympus. Yesterday I decided to spend the day experimenting with it. There are many ways in which such a lens might be used. … Continue reading

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July 22, 2015 … is the worst behind us?

At this time of year, sunrise comes a minute earlier each day tha the day before.   Nevertheless, there is probably a lot of winter yet to be endured before the warmth returns.  Yesterday was a gloomy day, weatherwise. Point Howard … Continue reading

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