Category Archives: Otaki

February 22, 2018 … a need to take control

I suppose it’s a bit late in life to reach this conclusion, but I really need to stop letting life just happen to me. Every morning, there is a new day. And each day just seems to do what it … Continue reading

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October 13, 2017 … around the region and further afield

Sometimes I have to work hard to find an image in otherwise drab circumstances, However, sometimes the effort pays off. We have had a lot of grey weather recently, but even in such circumstances I love our city. Even in … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Camera club, History, Landscapes, Light, Otaki, Paremata, Santa Rosa, sunrise, Sunset, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

June 18, 2017 – making up for lost time

Oh my goodness. How did I let 19 days pass without posting? To be fair, I have been busy with photography, both personal and club-related.  I had never intended to be so slack. It has been an extraordinary month weather-wise. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Birds, Cook Strait, Landscapes, Light, Lowry Bay, night, Otaki, sunrise, Sunset, Waves, Weather | 3 Comments

May 8, 2016 … stillness and water

Most days since I last wrote, I have made pictures, but most pictures were fairly ordinary. A bouquet of flowers for mothers’ day arrived, and I hijacked them, using the TV screen as a background. I confess to focus-stacking to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, flowers, Hutt River, insects, Landscapes, Maritime, Otaki, Seaview, Sunset | 2 Comments

May 31, 2015 … rain or shine

What’s a little rain between friends? As I have said before, some might see my daily photography excursions as manifestations of obsessive compulsive disorder. No matter what the weather or where I am on the day, I have the need … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 … hot time at the coast

As I said, I had a wedding to shoot yesterday. I’ll regard the wedding images as private, and move on. It was at Otaki Beach, and uncertain of the locations, I chose to arrive early. The locations were very easy … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 … an age of miracles and wonders*

In my opinion, modern kids have missed out on the sense of wonder that went with the age of steam. Daffodils at Carterton were the excuse for a steam excursion which left Wellington at 8:40 am yesterday. I decided to … Continue reading

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