Category Archives: Manawatu

November 14, 2019 … time slides by

Somehow, though it seems just yesterday that 2018 ended, another year is coming to an end right before our eyes. Despite all my grand intentions, I have achieved very few of my photographic aspirations. There have been a few images … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Birds, Cars, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Museum, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park | 1 Comment

February 2, 2018 … all good things come to an end, eventually

January has been a month of mixed fortunes. Weather-wise, from my photographic point of view, it was great, with sun, little wind and lots of warmth. That has now been replaced by a severe gale suddenly lashing central New Zealand. … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Bees, Cars, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Manawatu, Masterton, Masterton, Petone, Wairarapa, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

1 March, 2017 … oh what a week it has been

Most of my week was centred on the RNZAF’s celebration of their 80th year with an airshow at Ohakea. If you have no interest in aviation skip to the end. The last shot is worth it, in my opinion. Mary … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Aviation, Birds, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Manawatu, Ohakea, Reflections, Rivers, Seasons, sunrise, Sunset, Taranaki, Tararuas, Weather | 4 Comments

November 16, 2016 … the earth moved and then it rained

It was an ordinary week, to begin with. I went about my business, muttering about the sustained bad weather and looking for things to photograph in such circumstances. On Wednesday, I went into town, prowling. Old St Paul’s caught mu … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Greytown, Manawatu, Maritime, Martinborough, Masterton, Palmerston North, Railway, Rivers, Wairarapa, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

February 3, 2016 … they are not the hills of home*

When I last wrote, we were still in Whakatane. From there, in the wet darkness of Thursday morning, we set out for New Plymouth via Rotorua, Atiamuri, Te Kuiti¬† and Mokau. At Atiamuri, beside the Waikato River, the rain had … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Art, Industrial, Landscapes, Machinery, Manawatu, Maritime, mountains, night, Waikato | 1 Comment

August 30, 2015 … further afield

How blessed I am that after 45 years of marriage, I enjoy my wife’s company. Mary suggested a trip to the Cross Hills gardens near Kimbolton in the Northern Manawatu¬† region. It seemed like a good idea despite the somewhat … Continue reading

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March 24, 2014 … a two horsepower journey to see the birds

The deferred plan mentioned in the previous post came to pass yesterday. Mary had planned a picnic and asked where might be suitable (photography was allowed). I had chosen Foxton Beach, in the hope that some godwits might be still … Continue reading

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