Category Archives: Cook Strait

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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June 11, 2018 … almost to the tipping point

The Winter solstice is always welcome as a sign that summer is on its way. Of course there is a lot of winter’s weather yet to come, but we know that the days will get progressively longer. Just ten more … Continue reading

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May 16, 2018 … for the simple pleasure of it

The more I think about the recent photographic convention, the more I am persuaded that my favourite keynote speaker was exactly right. I should be attempting to create images that convey how the opportunity to make that picture made me … Continue reading

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May 2, 2018 … A South Island Ramble

For the last two weeks, more or less, Mary and I spent time in the South Island. We visited the family in Queenstown, though I also had the ulterior motive of the Photographic Society of New Zealand’s  annual convention in … Continue reading

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April 13, 2018 … tightening the screws

My artistic muses keep telling me that I make too many images, and that I should try to set a higher standard. I keep agreeing with them, but struggle to comply. Let’s see how we go this week. A bright … Continue reading

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March 17, 2018 … more than just the best of a bad lot

Introspection can be cruel. I have a habit of using Adobe’s collection management tools to identify and categorise the images that I like best.  It is clear that I am not being critical enough. For example, I have kept 906 … Continue reading

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February 22, 2018 … a need to take control

I suppose it’s a bit late in life to reach this conclusion, but I really need to stop letting life just happen to me. Every morning, there is a new day. And each day just seems to do what it … Continue reading

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