Category Archives: Masterton

September 29, 2018 … to be in the same place but see it again

Since I last wrote, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. As an accredited judge for the Photographic Society of New Zealand, I get to view and assess entries for competitions held by other clubs. Now if only I … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, flowers, Geology, Lakes, Landscapes, Maritime, Masterton, Masterton, mountains, Reflections, Rivers, Seasons, Tararuas, Trees, Wairarapa, Wellington | 2 Comments

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 That has now been replaced by a severe gale suddenly lashing central New Zealand.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

December 31, 2017 … closing the curtains on another year

I hope the year has been kind to you, as it mostly has for Mary and me. Since I last wrote, photographic opportunities have been variable, and there have been times when I have had to make my own luck. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Art, Aviation, Bees, Birds, Boggy Pond, Children, Cook Strait, Festivals and fairs, insects, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Martinborough, Masterton, Masterton, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Sunset, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington | 4 Comments

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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November 29, 2015 … to Hawkes Bay in the rain

Our niece is getting married today. As a consequence, we drove  to Clive, near Napier, yesterday. Unkind weather made the trip less pleasant than it usually is,but on the other hand offered some opportunities for mood shots. Most photographers at … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 … age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn*

With some friends from the Camera Club, I went to two places yesterday. I am going to write about only one of them. The school fair and Scarecrow festival at Gladstone in the Wairarapa was very nice, and in other … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 … wandering in the wet

Apologies. I wrote this on time, saved it in draft and then forgot to post it, so it’s a day late. The photos were taken on schedule, though.  In wet weather, I went looking for images yesterday. My wandering took … Continue reading

Posted in Light, Masterton, Railway, Trentham, Weather | 2 Comments

June 9, 2013 … there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, is there?

The problem with a  photographic road trip is that you have to be careful what you wish for. My trip with Brent, my co-conspirator, exceeded my expectations in many ways. Mary is away for a few days , so Brent … Continue reading

Posted in Castlepoint, creativity, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Masterton, night, Trees, Wairarapa | 3 Comments

January 21, 2013 … glory, glory, glory

Aviation heaven! (If you don’t like aircraft, come back tomorrow). There was a time when “Wings Over Wairarapa” was a small and slightly amateurish airshow at a tiny provincial airfield. That image was blown out of the water yesterday. Of … Continue reading

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March 10, 2012 … choices, choices …

Smorgasbords always give me trouble. What to choose? If I have a plateful of this, would it be greedy to come back for some of that? (Of course it would, chubby!) Yesterday was a smorgasbord day, and I scarcely know … Continue reading

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