Category Archives: Reflections

June 7, 2019 … thanks for your many kindnesses

Since I last wrote, the region has had more than its fair share of wild and downright ugly days. If I were a depressive personality this would be getting me down. Happily, I can sometimes use the bad days to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Evans Bay, Geology, Haywards Hill, Hokio Beach, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, mountains, Pukerua Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 9 Comments

May 15, 2019 … grinding of teeth

I spend a lot of time agonising over my photographic ability. I get lots of positive feedback from you, gentle readers and I thank you for it. But my severest critic remains unsatisfied. My best images still fall far short … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Architecture, Art, Bees, Cook Strait, flowers, harbour, History, Maritime, Reflections, Rivers, Trees, Wellington | 9 Comments

February 24, 2019 …. if you haven’t grown up by now, you don’t have to

This somewhat belated edition is slightly longer than normal because, well, there was an airshow. If you have been reading my ramblings for any length of time, you know that I love a good airshow.  But first, let’s get some … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, adversity, Architecture, Art, Aviation, Bees, insects, Light, Lower Hutt, Masterton, night, Reflections, Rivers, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

January 19, 2019 … Wellington, my “Tūrangawaewae”

I love the Maori concept of Tūrangawaewae. Literally, it translates as the standing place on which you plant yourself. More specifically, it is the place of special significance to you, the place of empowerment, your place in the world. A … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Architecture, Cook Strait, Evans Bay, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, night, Petone, Reflections, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

January 10, 2019 … into the new year

Somehow, the festive season is far behind us already. We are several weeks beyond the summer solstice and there is, as yet, little sign of a sustained summer. There have been days here and there that have offered photographic opportunity, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Birds, harbour, Lower Hutt, Maritime, Reflections, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

November 8, 2018 … a little washed out

After five years as president of the Hutt Camera Club, and several years prior to that as newsletter editor and secretary, I am absolutely ready to stand down. Somehow in the last few months, I have run out of steam … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Camera club, flowers, Landscapes, Maritime, Plant life, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Wellington | 5 Comments

October 25, 2018 … here we are again

A busy time since the last post. Out in the gloaming (do people still use that word?) and I just loved the colours in the Seaview Marina. I was a bit nervous about this long exposure because I was standing … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Music, night, Reflections, Wairarapa, Waves, Weather | 3 Comments