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March 22, 2016 … stopping the runaway

Whatever shortcomings the photo-a-day discipline had, the resulting posts were at least reliable. I now have to rein in that well known thief of time, procrastination. Truth to tell, my photography since my last post has been lacklustre, and I … Continue reading

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December 10, 2015 … lunch in the city

A group of former colleagues, most of who are now qualified to be described as “old friends” met for lunch. Through the salt-stained glass of the bus window, I caught this view of of the container ship MSC Carla 3 … Continue reading

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May 2, 2015 … revisiting old haunts

Friday was the day for field trips at the photographic convention. I chose to visit the Martha Gold Mine at Waihi. From about 1970 through about 1984 I was a regular visitor to the electronics factory in Waihi, Back then … Continue reading

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April 30, 2015 … wet road trip

Road trip!   With my friend Paul I set out for Tauranga, site of the 63rd annual convention of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. It was wet. Mountain? What mountain? We saw no mountain. The first scenery I saw … Continue reading

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April 29, 2015 … ooooooh this is going to be hard

A friend and I left home at 8am this morning. By three pm after a couple of brief stops, we were in Tauranga 520 km away, and getting involved in the 63rd annual convention of the Photographic Society of New … Continue reading

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October 28, 2014 … amid the mountains

Back to Glenorchy yesterday. As the rest of the country seemed to suffer wind and rain, the Southern Lakes seemed to bask in a patch of bright sun and calm. We arrived before the clouds around the nearby peaks had … Continue reading

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26 October, 2014 … getting the bird

Most people come to Queenstown for adventure. I tend to enjoy the scenery and birds that I can’t find nearer to home. Yesterday I hoped to find crested grebes, but was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, around Lake Hayes I found New Zealand … Continue reading

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