Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015 … rockpools and waves

School holidays are upon us. Maggie and Cooper spent a couple of nights with us, and yesterday we went to the South Coast , and specifically¬† to Houghton Bay. Mary has hopes of finding a sea-horse to add to her … Continue reading

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September 29, 2015 … moonset and tulips

When I think of moon photographs, I usually think of moonrise. Yesterday morning while it was still dark, I emerged from my bedroom and saw the “super moon” approaching the Western horizon. Of course the camera was nearby and ready … Continue reading

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September 28, 2015 … with other eyes

Sometimes the gift of a visitor helps to see a familiar place in new ways. We took my brother-in-law Paul to Zealandia yesterday. The weather was surprisingly good, and interrupted a span of wet and wind. On the lower dam, … Continue reading

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September 27, 2015 … mixed outcomes

A visit to the South Wairarapa seemed like a very good idea. Weather wise, it was a gamble with the forecast suggesting it could go either way. Sure enough, it did. We went over the hill and down through Martinborough, … Continue reading

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September 26, 2015 … poverty in the midst of plenty

Somehow, there are days when I find myself in great places and see nothing. The¬† Takapu Valley is just over the ridge from us. We are n the Eastern side of the Belmont Regional park,. It is on the West. … Continue reading

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September 25, 2015 … from drab to dynamite

The usual whining at the start of the day. In the city, steady drifting rain caused the view from Oriental Bay to the port to drift in and out of focus. The freighter ANL Elanora was being assisted into her … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015 … play Misty for me*

When a photographer meets a barrier, the only option is to photograph the barrier. Rain, wind and mist have been the constant feature of recent days. Yesterday was particularly misty and though I don’t want a constant diet of it, … Continue reading

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