Category Archives: Maori

November 23, 2018 … a weird mixture

Days of alternating weather have meant different styles of photography as the week has gone by, We have had some grey misty days and a few nice days and a few that did nothing for me at all. On one … Continue reading

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October 25, 2016 … some variety

This week started out differently. The Kapa Haka group at Hutt Valley High School wrote to the camera club and asked if anyone was willing to take individual and group images of their members at an annual event. I have … Continue reading

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August 16, 2016 … lovely light regardless of the weather

I really want some serious storm weather for a project I have in mind. However, all I am getting is a range of weather that is neither one thing nor the other. Nevertheless, sometimes the variable weather can present a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Haywards Hill, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Maori, Maritime, sunrise, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

July 31, 2015 … at the water’s edge

  Lunch with a friend ensured that I went in the direction of the city. Wandering around the waterfront ahead of the lunch appointment, I was sitting with a coffee at the Karaka cafe in the Wharewaka (the house built … Continue reading

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January 24, 2015 … facing the sea from a rocky shore

Again that wind was deceptive. Ruffled water at Pauatahanui spoiled the shots I planned there, so I kept going. Before I knew it I was on SH1 in the early stages of the rush traffic on a Friday afternoon. This … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014 … the old town

Petone is where it all started for Wellington in January 1840. From a Maori perspective it could be regarded as the primary infection site. Back then, it was known to the Tangata whenua (people of the land) as Pito-one, and … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 … places of final repose

Catching up at last, my camera club newsletter has gone. Life resumes at a less hectic pace.  Yesterday I raced out as the sky was darkening, and went to the Gracefield area. There I peered over the fence of the … Continue reading

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January 4, 2013 … avast, ye lubbers

Wellington’s waterfront on a good day is magical. Yesterday was a pretty good day, though the wind was strong. Lunching outside at “Mac’s Brewbar” with a friend, I was a bit astonished when the lady at the table next to … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012 … from a different standpoint

On the other hand … There is always another way of looking at things, always another place on which to stand. When I am not off in some other part of the world, you may have noticed that I keep … Continue reading

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July 6, 2012 … launch day

Today the adventure begins. And already, I have had a call from Air New Zealand to tell me that our flight from Wellington to Auckland has been cancelled to the complications arising from the, fog in Auckland, and would I … Continue reading

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