Category Archives: Sport

August 23, 2015 … need for speed

My friend Adam had an idea. I am not suggesting that this is unusual, he has lots of ideas. This particular idea was to make images of him on his motorbike using panning techniques. I am up for most challenges … Continue reading

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July 2, 2015 … the meteorological pendulum

As the heat wave rolls across Europe, our midwinter continues to baffle. We seem to oscillate between howling winds and flat calm days. Yesterday was  almost  calm so I set out in search of pictures with that in mind. I … Continue reading

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March 6, 2015 … around the edge of the land

One of my cameras was in the shop for a sensor clean yesterday. So while I was waiting, I did some coastal roaming, beginning near Lyall Bay where I saw a white sail progressing steadily behind the jagged offshore rocks.  … Continue reading

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February 15, 2015 … do not adjust your sets

Normal service is expected to resume after today. Things seem back to normal, though I didn’t have the energy to leave the house yesterday. As a consequence the images on offer are still poor thin things made somewhat half-heartedly. The … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014 … sittin’ on the dock of the bay*

Oriental Bay is a delight when the sun is out and the wind is still. My exploration yesterday started there, and a group of young men were playing some variant of beach volleyball.  The afternoon was warm and there were … Continue reading

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August 18, 2014 … warm sun and little or no wind

Sunshine is an opportunity to be seized. Wainuiomata’s south coast seemed like an idea, so I went down the coast road to the steep rocky beach where the waves crash endlessly to make the pebbles growl. As I arrived, I … Continue reading

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March 30, 2014 … into the den of the Tiger

Rarely do I go to a sports event. Even so, a Rugby-league game is a first for me. I have to confess that I would not spend my own money to watch a league game. In this case, however, my … Continue reading

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March 29, 2014 … in pursuit of my nose

Yesterday was a “follow your nose” day. I got into the car and went towards the city. On Jervois Quay, I saw from the corner of my eye, that the ice-skating rink is back at Queens Wharf.  After navigating the … Continue reading

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March 22, 2014 … a bitter wind, time to play

Again I was deceived by the wind. Calm conditions at home were not mirrored at the South Coast where a bitter South wind had me reaching for an extra layer of clothing.  But hardier souls than I were revelling in … Continue reading

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Marh 17, 2014 … the day that the rains came down*

The weather threat lingered on. There was little sign, however, of the threatened disruptive weather. Since we had seen advertisements for it, and it was at Minoh House which is a few hundred metres down the road from us, we … Continue reading

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