Category Archives: Rimutaka Forest park

November 14, 2019 … time slides by

Somehow, though it seems just yesterday that 2018 ended, another year is coming to an end right before our eyes. Despite all my grand intentions, I have achieved very few of my photographic aspirations. There have been a few images … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Art, Birds, Cars, Forest, Lakes, Landscapes, Light, Manawatu, Museum, Reflections, Rimutaka Forest park | 1 Comment

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

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

October 26, 2015 … a sudden and unexpected burst of summer

It’s a long weekend in New Zealand. On the fourth Monday in October, we observe Labour Day. As a statutory paid holiday, it celebrates the struggle 175 years ago, for a universal eight-hour working day, though many still don’t have … Continue reading

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October 12, 2015 … from motorcycle thunder to forest birdsong

Hundreds of rumbling motorcycles. I really do mean hundreds of them. Yesterday the Women’s International Motorcycling Association organized it’s annual “Pink Ribbon Ride” in support of breast cancer research. The riders gathered in Petone, row upon row of gleaming machines, … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015 … play Misty for me*

When a photographer meets a barrier, the only option is to photograph the barrier. Rain, wind and mist have been the constant feature of recent days. Yesterday was particularly misty and though I don’t want a constant diet of it, … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, flowers, Landscapes, Rimutaka Forest park, Rivers, Wainuiomata, Weather | 1 Comment

August 19, 2015 … lost plot

My attempt at thematic photography came a little unstuck yesterday. In Oriental Bay, an empty log carrier , the Star Life, was being guided towards its berth by the two red tugs, with Tiaki hanging off the stern as a … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Landscapes, Light, Maritime, Rimutaka Forest park, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments