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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.

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

July 1, 2019 … celebrating the stillness

This edition appears earlier than I intended because I am scheduled for a surgical procedure on Wednesday. Nothing unusual for a man of my age, nor is it particularly sinister, but it will apparently slow me down for a few … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bayou, Birds, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Paremata, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wairarapa | 8 Comments

June 20, 2019 … an odd variety

Thank you to those who pointed out to me that I had lost the ability for readers to click on images and see a larger copy. I believe I have now restored that. The images give a better account of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Forest, insects, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Rotorua, sunrise, Wellington | 5 Comments

June 7, 2019 … thanks for your many kindnesses

Since I last wrote, the region has had more than its fair share of wild and downright ugly days. If I were a depressive personality this would be getting me down. Happily, I can sometimes use the bad days to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Evans Bay, Geology, Haywards Hill, Hokio Beach, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, mountains, Pukerua Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 10 Comments

May 27, 2019 … keep on keeping on

Introspection is a mixed blessing for any artistic endeavour. As you might recall if you read my post from May 15 , I seem to spend a lot of time doing it. What I keep hearing from other photographers, however, … Continue reading

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