Category Archives: adversity

May 15, 2019 … grinding of teeth

I spend a lot of time agonising over my photographic ability. I get lots of positive feedback from you, gentle readers and I thank you for it. But my severest critic remains unsatisfied. My best images still fall far short … Continue reading

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March 22, 2019 … denial is futile

Yesterday was our autumnal equinox. It is obvious therefore that I can no longer cling to the idea that we still have not used all of our share of summer. That doesn’t stop me resenting the comparatively poor quality of … Continue reading

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March 2, 2019 … scatterbrain

Looking at the images I present this week, I wonder whether my mother was right. When exasperated with me over some stupidity or other. she would call me a scatterbrain.  Certainly there seems to be little coherence among the images … Continue reading

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February 24, 2019 …. if you haven’t grown up by now, you don’t have to

This somewhat belated edition is slightly longer than normal because, well, there was an airshow. If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time, you know that I love a good airshow.  But first, let’s get some … Continue reading

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December 9, 2018 … how did we get here already?

Somehow, it is almost Christmas again. Surely the last one was just a few weeks ago? Of course the fickle weather patterns should have been warned me that Christmas was due. When it rains I often think there might be … Continue reading

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June 26, 2018 … and still it goes

With a very few exceptions, in the last week or so, we have been experiencing Wellington’s version of winter. That translates as heavy overcast, strong wind, interspersed with rain or occasionally hail. We rarely get snow, but some of our … Continue reading

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March 24, 2018 … suffering for my art

When I left you last week, I had just completed the trip to Pencarrow Lighthouse with the camera club. What I didn’t tell you is that as I came back across the Hutt estuary to Petone, I saw some delightful … Continue reading

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