Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 31, 2015 … falling flat

It has been a long and sometimes difficult week. There have been highs and lows, but somehow yesterday was a particularly flat day. I was on the South Coast, and though it was as beautiful as ever, I just couldn’t … Continue reading

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August 30, 2015 … further afield

How blessed I am that after 45 years of marriage, I enjoy my wife’s company. Mary suggested a trip to the Cross Hills gardens near Kimbolton in the Northern Manawatu  region. It seemed like a good idea despite the somewhat … Continue reading

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August 29, 2015 … birds and more birds

My fellow club member and expert bird photographer, Toya invited me to accompany her and a friend to Zealandia yesterday. I don’t need a lot of coaxing to go to Zealandia, and the opportunity to see how Toya achieves her … Continue reading

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August 28, 2015 … what a magnificent day

When I opened the curtains yesterday there was a golden haze in the North East. Not a single cloud in the sky, not the slightest breath of wind  and all the signs were there that this would be one of … Continue reading

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August 27, 2015 … a change in the weather

A beautiful day with no commitments is always tempting. Waikanae popped into my head, so I went that way. Of course, this takes me past Pauatahanui so I had to pause for the beauty of the ponds, reasonably calm and … Continue reading

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August 26, 2015 … endless drizzle and rising river

It was a good moody day for a funeral. From the Hutt Valley, the view up the hills towards home was variable, coming and going as the rain drifted by. After the funeral service in the afternoon, I paused to … Continue reading

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August 25, 2015 … fierce wind at altitude

Aimless wandering yesterday got indifferent results. Some interesting low level clouds in the upper valley suggested there might be something worth seeing on the Rimutaka Hill road. There was, but nothing to make a great image with. Once you are … Continue reading

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August 24, 2015 … disrupting the memories

My wandering took me up the hill to the Kelburn campus of Victoria University of Wellington. It is likely that the passing of my friend Gary was the subconscious cause. I have not a single regret about retirement, but on … Continue reading

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August 23, 2015 … need for speed

My friend Adam had an idea. I am not suggesting that this is unusual, he has lots of ideas. This particular idea was to make images of him on his motorbike using panning techniques. I am up for most challenges … Continue reading

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August 22, 2015 … sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the days*

Another day almost done and another late-in-the-day panic-stricken search for images. The afternoon was kind to me, as was the Pauatahanui inlet. At Motukaraka point, a white-faced heron was nicely silhouetted against a patch of still water. It’s not a … Continue reading

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