Author Archives: wysiwygpurple

About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.

May 24, 2017 … turbulent times

Fewer images this week, pursuant to a brief stay in hospital for some small remedial surgery and the subsequent recovery time. All seems well (thanks for asking). When I finally did get out and about again, I spent my time … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Cook Strait, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, South Coast, Wainuiomata, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 7 Comments

May 17, 2017 … random acts of seeing

As some of you know, landscapes are my most common form of photography. A well known photographic tutor has said “first you have to be somewhere”. To be honest, I am not entirely sure he is right, at least not … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Evans Bay, harbour, Horokiwi, Landscapes, Light, night, Petone, sunrise | 2 Comments

May 9, 2017 … back home

After the scenic splendour of the last month, coming home and back to earth is a  bit of a come-down. Of course I still love Wellington (as do Deutsche Bank’s customers, apparently ) and of course, if there is stillness, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, Reflections, Sunset, Wellington | Leave a comment

May 6, 2017 … to complete the circle

The last place I described was Harihari on ANZAC day. The next few days after that, we did some exploration of the Lakes to the North of our bush hideaway at Pukekura. Lake Mahinapua, Lake Kaniere and Lake Brunner all … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cook Strait, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, mountains, sunrise, Weather | 3 Comments

April 26, 2017 … help I am drowning!

So many beautiful places to see, so many images to make and process. Of course, I am loving every minute of it, but it is a bit overwhelming. On Friday I went with our middle son, Andrew (Drew to his … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Military, mountains, Queenstown | 4 Comments

April 19, 2017 … in tourism-land

Whenever I arrive in Queenstown, one of my first photo locations is Bendemeer Bay on Lake Hayes where, if the water is calm, I hope to see grebes. Alas, no grebes, but there was a nice view back towards the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Family, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, mountains, Skippers | 3 Comments

April 14, 2017 … now where was I?

Karitane was a delight, both as a place to stay, and as a place from which to visit other places. I got a year older since I last wrote, and to celebrate, Mary took me to the famous “Fleur’s Place” … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Aviation, Catlins, Lakes, Landscapes, Moeraki, Museum, Queenstown, Queenstown, Reflections, Rivers, Weather | 2 Comments