Category Archives: Moon

April 19, 2020 … If I had the wings of an angel*

Three weeks of lockdown at level 4 (the highest) are now completed in New Zealand. At least one more week to go, and perhaps more. Even if the government does loosen the reins, I suspect there will still be considerable … Continue reading

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February 29, 2020 … I’ll take what I can find

I seem to have fallen into a rhythm of posting every two weeks, perhaps in the hope that I might have produced sufficient images that I am happy to share. Obviously, I would like to produce great images, but even … Continue reading

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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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March 17, 2018 … more than just the best of a bad lot

Introspection can be cruel. I have a habit of using Adobe’s collection management tools to identify and categorise the images that I like best.  It is clear that I am not being critical enough. For example, I have kept 906 … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Camera club, Cook Strait, History, Island Bay, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Moon, mountains, night, Sunset, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

December 8, 2017 …

Just a few short months ago, I was complaining about our weather and its constant wind and rain. Over the last week or so, we have enjoyed some genuine summer, warm, calm, and yesterday the temperature in Lower Hutt reached … Continue reading

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July 26, 2016 … wildly variable weather

Winter in Wellington is a total lottery. Statistically, the season is wetter, windier and colder, but any given day can range from howling wind and rain to mirror calm and clear sunlight. With family and friends in town, I visited … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Birds, Landscapes, Maritime, Moon, Reflections, Seasons, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

September 29, 2015 … moonset and tulips

When I think of moon photographs, I usually think of moonrise. Yesterday morning while it was still dark, I emerged from my bedroom and saw the “super moon” approaching the Western horizon. Of course the camera was nearby and ready … Continue reading

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September 10, 2014 … from morning to moonrise

Somewhere in the rules it must say that if you regain your health, you have to be kept busy. Well, regardless of the busy day, it was a spectacularly beautiful one. Even as I was leaving home yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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June 15, 2014 … the chill wind and a time squeeze

Perilously close to a default yesterday. A chill tempestuous wind, combined with a touch of laziness and some camera club business left a very small window in the day. My tripod got set up in the front garden for a … Continue reading

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April 16, 2014 …. expletives not entirely deleted

Profane language rang out today. I was moving my camera with the big lens. I had used it the previous night to attempt to shoot the eclipse. I got the moonrise  and the reddish colour that indicated that the moon was … Continue reading

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