Category Archives: Family

April 19, 2017 … in tourism-land

Whenever I arrive in Queenstown, one of my first photo locations is Bendemeer Bay on Lake Hayes where, if the water is calm, I hope to see grebes. Alas, no grebes, but there was a nice view back towards the … Continue reading

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April 6, 2017 … in chilly Southern parts

Prematurely, it seems to be winter. And here in Karitane where Mary and I are currently staying in a borrowed “crib” (Southern word for a small holiday home), it is especially bleak as the remnants of a tropical storm cause … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Canterbury, Christchurch, Cook Strait, Family, Landscapes, Maritime, mountains, Picton, Retirement, Wellington | 1 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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February 1, 2017 … drifting without a rudder

Perhaps it’s the lack of a specific project, but I have made fewer images than usual in the week just passed. It was a while since I had done the South Coast so I went round Moa Point and the … Continue reading

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January 25, 2017 … how did we get to here already?

I may have mentioned that we are seeing a lot of our grandchildren in this period between start of school and end of parental holiday entitlement. Cooper is ten and has a (passing) fixation on World War I and biplanes, … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Birds, Children, Cook Strait, Family, flowers, hobbies, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Models, South Coast, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

January 18, 2017 … taking the weight off the springs

Finally, I have submitted my portfolio to the Photographic Society of New Zealand. My twelve images are intended to encapsulate the idea of shelter or haven as found in marinas. Whether I am successful or not depends on a panel … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Aviation, Bees, Camera club, Children, Family, flowers, Landscapes, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

December 28, 2016 … aimless wandering

After settling back inĀ  from our trip to Waiheke, I have tried to get back into some sort of photographic rhythm, with marginal success. I am still working on my marina-based project, but the weather has not only been unkind, … Continue reading

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