Category Archives: Masterton

February 2, 2018 … all good things come to an end, eventually

January has been a month of mixed fortunes. Weather-wise, from my photographic point of view, it was great, with sun, little wind and lots of warmth. That has now been replaced by a severe gale suddenly lashing central New Zealand. … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Bees, Cars, harbour, Landscapes, Light, Lower Hutt, Manawatu, Masterton, Masterton, Petone, Wairarapa, Weather, Wellington | 2 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

February 1, 2017 … drifting without a rudder

Perhaps it’s the lack of a specific project, but I have made fewer images than usual in the week just passed. It was a while since I had done the South Coast so I went round Moa Point and the … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016 … the earth moved and then it rained

It was an ordinary week, to begin with. I went about my business, muttering about the sustained bad weather and looking for things to photograph in such circumstances. On Wednesday, I went into town, prowling. Old St Paul’s caught mu … Continue reading

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December 27, 2015 … aviation paradise

Those of you who know me well know that I am an “aeronut”. Not an aeronaut, you understand, but a nut who is obsessed with aviation. This condition escalates to extreme proportions when my eldest and similarly afflicted son, David, … Continue reading

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September 15, 2015 … on the backroads

Yesterday Mary suggested a day in the Wairarapa. As a province, the Wairarapa lacks a publicly acknowledged focus for tourism. Of course there are the Tararuas, and Castlepoint and  the vineyards, but nothing to bring the crowds like Rotorua or … Continue reading

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June 8, 2014 … magnificent autumn scenery

Some fellow club members organized a field trip to Castlepoint. I usually regard myself as a solitary photographer, or at best, one who prefers very small groups. I had to persuade myself to participate, and I am so very glad … Continue reading

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