Category Archives: Pukerua Bay

June 7, 2019 … thanks for your many kindnesses

Since I last wrote, the region has had more than its fair share of wild and downright ugly days. If I were a depressive personality this would be getting me down. Happily, I can sometimes use the bad days to … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Evans Bay, Geology, Haywards Hill, Hokio Beach, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, mountains, Pukerua Bay, Reflections, Rivers, Sunset, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 10 Comments

December 9, 2018 … how did we get here already?

Somehow, it is almost Christmas again. Surely the last one was just a few weeks ago? Of course the fickle weather patterns should have been warned me that Christmas was due. When it rains I often think there might be … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Art, Birds, flowers, harbour, Maritime, Pukerua Bay, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

November 25, 2017 … it has been a crazy busy month

As you might have noticed, my busy-ness did not extend to keeping up with the blog for quite a while. Both Mary and I have had dealings with the heath system (good outcomes all round, we think). And then there … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Animals, Birds, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Light, Pukerua Bay, Railway, Sunset, Weather | 1 Comment

April 11, 2016 … filling in time

Reading is dangerous. It fills your head with strange ideas. Likewise, listening to people whose photography you admire is disruptive. I am becoming accustomed to not feeling guilty if a day or three go by with no images made. On … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Cook Strait, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Paekakariki, Paremata, Pauatahanui, Porirua, Pukerua Bay, Waves, Weather | Leave a comment

December 28, 2015 … winding down

When you have little to say, then it is wise to say little. Yesterday was an anticlimax after the flying the day before. I went looking for images in he afternoon, and though I pressed the shutter several times, achieved … Continue reading

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December 11, 2015 … weirdness abounds

Ugliness is not necessarily uninteresting. Indeed, not all images need to be “chocolate box” syrup. Today’s fist image is really an exercise in macrophotography. The puriri moth which I photographed two days ago was now, to borrow from the immortal … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, insects, Maritime, Plimmerton, Waves, Weather | 1 Comment

September 20, 2015 … finding it in the chill grey weather

Protracted grey cloud, rain and chill winds dampen the spirits. Nevertheless, until the end of the year, sat least one every day is still the rule. I hadn’t been to Pauatahanui for a while, so that’s where I went yesterday. … Continue reading

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June 5, 2015 … wrapping up for winter

Until now, the transition has been gradual, almost teasing. But now, without a doubt, it is winter. We shall still enjoy the occasional calm sunny days as often asĀ  they may occur, but the new ordinary for the months to … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, Kapiti Island, Landscapes, Maritime, Plant life, Pukerua Bay, Seasons, Weather | 4 Comments

May 17, 2015 … through every passion ranging*

My life was spiced with photographic variety yesterday. In the morning, the upper valley was bathed in soft light, diffused through low cloud. Though I have shot the same landscape many times before I just liked the light. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Landscapes, Light, Normandale, Pauatahanui, Pukerua Bay, Wellington | 1 Comment

May 7, 2015 … around the edges

Lingering nasty weather imposes greyness. Unless the sea is either flat calm or spectacularly stormy, I tend to go elsewhere. Yesterday I broke that pattern by going to Mana Marina while the wind was blustery and the water was choppy. … Continue reading

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