Author Archives: wysiwygpurple

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.

December 1, 2019 … summer is (theoretically) here

To the best of my knowledge, I don’t suffer from any verifiable form of clinical depression. Others may have a different opinion. Nevertheless, my enthusiasm for various aspects of life, even my beloved photography, has its swings and roundabouts. I … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Birds, flowers, harbour, Maritime, Paekakariki, Uncategorized, Wellington | 2 Comments

November 14, 2019 … time slides by

Somehow, though it seems just yesterday that 2018 ended, another year is coming to an end right before our eyes. Despite all my grand intentions, I have achieved very few of my photographic aspirations. There have been a few images … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Birds, Cars, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Museum, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park | 1 Comment

October 31, 2019 … bright lights and variable scenes

Wellington’s legendary wind lived up to the very worst of its reputations over the last two weeks. I cannot recall a period in which I have been so disinclined to go out looking for photographs. There have been a few … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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