Category Archives: Tararuas

1 March, 2017 … oh what a week it has been

Most of my week was centred on the RNZAF’s celebration of their 80th year with an airshow at Ohakea. If you have no interest in aviation skip to the end. The last shot is worth it, in my opinion. Mary … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Aviation, Birds, Landscapes, Light, Machinery, Manawatu, Ohakea, Reflections, Rivers, Seasons, sunrise, Sunset, Taranaki, Tararuas, Weather | 4 Comments

May 29, 2014 … around the harbour

Yesterday was a photographic drought day in the midst of a meteorological downpour. In the city for lunch with a friend, I took a detour around Miramar first. On the Eastward side of the peninsula, there was a pleasant view … Continue reading

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May 26, 2013 … road trip

We did a big round trip yesterday in search of some specific subjects. I didn’t really find them, and will do the same trip again soon, with a better idea of where to look.  It is well known that I … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Manawatu, Moon, Tararuas, Wairarapa | 3 Comments

May 9, 2013 … on a clear day

Yesterday was  as near perfect as I could reasonably expect for an Autumn day. Earlier in the week, the city experienced torrential rain and flooding. Yesterday was a golden day. It was cool, but bright. I enjoyed making images in … Continue reading

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January 31, 2013 … “a beaker full of the warm South”*

Back in the mid nineties I spent a couple of weeks in Saudi Arabia. Among the inhabitants of the expatriates’ compound there was a story of a certain Brit who drove them all to distraction. Every morning, as he waited … Continue reading

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November 4, 2012 … spinning, milling and baking

It is clear to me that getting out of bed early pays dividends. So does dieting and exercise, but neither of those is inherently attractive either. However, I managed the early rising thing yesterday,  if not the diet or exercise. … Continue reading

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September 2, 2012 … rugged landscapes

We Kiwis like to talk up the extraordinary beauty of our country. For the most part, we have good reason to do so. It is a very beautiful country on the whole.  But then, there have been very few places … Continue reading

Posted in Forest, Landscapes, mountains, Tararuas, Wairarapa | 2 Comments