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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.

October 13, 2019 … what did I see?

I suppose that a useful technique for improvement might be to ask myself questions about the images that I like. Why did I make this image? What appealed? Now that I’ve made it, what might I have done better? Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Children, Family, flowers, Food, Maritime, Plant life, Reflections, Rivers, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

September 29, 2019 …some local colour

Since I last wrote, there have been a lot of days that were, at best grim and uninviting as far as photography goes. It’s officially Spring, and that has brought grey skies and bitter winds. Of course there have been … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Animals, Architecture, Art, Birds, Cook Strait, Light, Maritime, mountains, Wainuiomata, Weather, Wellington | Leave a comment

September 15, 2019 … stop! breathe in! think! try harder.

Looking back at the last few posts, I have noticed a slide back towards mediocrity. I let images get in that really did not deserve a place in this blog. What do I mean by that? I want each image … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, Landscapes, Reflections | 5 Comments

September 5, 2019 … road trip

Mary and I are just back from a South Island road trip. We decided that our youngest grandson, Otis’s ninth birthday was a good reason to go, and so we did. After several weeks of ugly weather, the day we … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cook Strait, Cromwell, Family, Glenorchy, Kawarau Gorge, Lakes, Landscapes, Maritime, mountains, Queenstown, Queenstown, Rivers, sunrise, Sunset | 2 Comments

August 8, 2019 – brittle cold

I seem to have slowed down again. I blame this on some unpleasant weather and perhaps a lack of motivation, rather than health issues. The upside is that it gives me time to seek guidance and inspiration from experts whose … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Airport, Aviation, Evans Bay, Maritime, Military, Railway | 4 Comments

July 25, 2019 … almost back to normal

I am happy to report that I am restored to near normal after a period of recuperation. This restoration seems to have coincided with a a particularly mild period in what would normally be a bleak winter month. I am … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Birds, Children, Evans Bay, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maritime, Oriental Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Wellington | 2 Comments

July 13, 2019 … did anybody get the number of that truck?

I had my surgery ten days ago, and all went well. However, even though it was a minor procedure done with an epidural anaesthetic, it seems to have drained my energy and enthusiasm for chasing images around the country. Many … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, Food, fungi, Landscapes | 3 Comments