Category Archives: Kelburn

October 5, 2016 … the sun comes back again

There was a dinner in town for my friend, PhD supervisor and former colleague, Emeritus Professor Pak Yoong to mark the occasion of his retirement. Several of us who were successfully navigated by him to our doctorates gathered to honour … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015 … “at the going down of the sun, and in the morning” *

Yesterday was ANZAC Day. It was the centenary of the disastrous invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli. Troops from the UK, France Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada attempted to secure a sea route to their ally, Russia by gaining control … Continue reading

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October 19, 2014 … in the dead centre of town

Late afternoon sun is often useful. Again, I followed my nose, and for some reason it decided to lead me on a roundabout path to Victoria University’s Kelburn Campus and the Mount St cemetery. On the way, it took me … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 … taking the broad view

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The cliché is no less true for photographers. I mounted my wide-angle lens yesterday and went roaming in the lower end of the Aro Valley. The wide -angle … Continue reading

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