Category Archives: Cook Strait

April 4, 2010 … everything is changed … a locked down but nevertheless golden celebration

This week marks a special occasion which you can read about under the final image. When I last wrote, everything was more or less normal here in New Zealand. I no longer know what “normal” means. Back then, there was … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Birds, Cook Strait, Family, flowers, fungi, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Plant life, Rivers, Tararuas, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 9 Comments

February 8, 2020 … articulation

A random post on Facebook last week caused me to think about the processes and mechanisms of human thought, and especially my own. The writer was a person who thought verbally and was shocked to learn that there were people … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, insects, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Maritime, Turakirae, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

January 24, 2020 … making lots of images

Challenging weather in the last few weeks has been a mixed blessing. There have been days which offered little inspiration. When the light has been reasonable, it has made me look more closely at whatever is in front of me. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bees, Birds, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, night, Railway, South Coast, Sunset, Weather, Wellington | 6 Comments

January 10, 2020 … happy new year

Hello! Happy new year to all who read this. I hope 2020 will be your best year yet. I also hope that it will see an improvement in the images and stories that I offer you. So, let’s begin this … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Airport, Birds, Cars, Cook Strait, Evans Bay, Forest, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

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

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

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 | 7 Comments

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

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Art, Bees, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, History, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wellington | 9 Comments