Category Archives: Cook Strait

January 19, 2019 … Wellington, my “Tūrangawaewae”

I love the Maori concept of Tūrangawaewae. Literally, it translates as the standing place on which you plant yourself. More specifically, it is the place of special significance to you, the place of empowerment, your place in the world. A … Continue reading

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November 30, 2018 – stillness, real and constructed

My term as president of the camera club is over and I have to say that though I enjoyed it, I am relieved.  Now I can make more pictures. Note the careful choice of the word “make” which frees me … Continue reading

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November 17, 2018 … Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow*

Day by day, time passes. Of course, there is no other way to get here. That’s how we get older, how our kids got older, and how our grandchildren are starting to graduate from high school and so on. It … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Bees, Cook Strait, Horokiwi, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Wellington | 4 Comments

September 13, 2018 … getting out and about

Uncharacteristically, I have been feeling good about some of my recent images. Of course, this bubble can easily be burst by submitting them to the tender mercies of a photographic judge. However, in the cycle of my moods I seem … Continue reading

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July 21, 2018 … some nice opportunities

Most of this week’s images depict nature in human settings. I rarely photograph people, and concentrate on things that, in my judgement, work well for me. But you can be the judge of that. At the end of last week, … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Architecture, Camera club, Cars, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, night, Reflections, Seasons, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

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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