Category Archives: Art

December 31, 2017 … closing the curtains on another year

I hope the year has been kind to you, as it mostly has for Mary and me. Since I last wrote, photographic opportunities have been variable, and there have been times when I have had to make my own luck. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Art, Aviation, Bees, Birds, Boggy Pond, Children, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, insects, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Martinborough, Masterton, Masterton, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Sunset, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington | 4 Comments

July 28, 2017 … erratic swings of the weather pendulum

A true pendulum swings from one extreme to another at a steady and predictable rate. The idea of the pendulum as an analogy for weather breaks down completely with sudden and unexpected (by me) shifts, sometimes within the same day. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Art, Boggy Pond, Camera club, Children, Cook Strait, Lakes, Landscapes, Weather, Wellington | 3 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

March 15, 2017 … to the provinces

Our seasons of weather woe continue. An occasional redeeming day causes me to seek frantically for photographic opportunity before it evaporates. On an otherwise fruitless trip to Pauatahanui, I was returning via Paremata and spotted a line-up of some thirty … Continue reading

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December 7, 2016 … a happy conclusion

Now I am home. No matter how much I love being with my sons and daughters and grandchildren, there is an inevitable time when being home is the right place to be. Last Wednesday in Brisbane started off in spectacular … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Birds, Brisbane, Family, Light, Maritime, Melbourne, Weather | 1 Comment

November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016 … the spice of life

My photographic week continued to be shaped by the weather. Soft grey chilly drizzle was the main feature. Nevertheless, as long as the wind is absent, I can usually find a point of view worth recording. From Lowry Bay, the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Camera club, Colonial Knob, Cook Strait, Landscapes, Light, Maritime | 2 Comments