Category Archives: Eastbourne

March 16, 2019 … a time of grief

Our time of innocence is ended. For a very long time, New Zealand has been blessed to be  largely free of hate crimes. Yesterday, Friday 15 March, a deluded white supremacist burst into a mosque during Friday prayers. In an … Continue reading

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December 7, 2015 … the reason for the season

My friend Phil normally does most of the socially necessary photographs for the community at Eastbourne. Unless, of course, he is taking an active part in the event to be photographed, in which case he often calls on me to … Continue reading

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November 19, 2015 … flowers and seeds

Today, we flew to Queenstown. This put an additional squeeze on photography time yesterday, so my options are limited.  I had to visit a fellow committee member in Eastbourne, so I saw some bright poppies near his house. They were … Continue reading

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November 6, 2015 … hidden treasure

A fellow photographer alerted m to the presence of some dotterels at Eastbourne. It was a beautiful day, so that’s where I went. For quite a while I saw nothing. I sat as still as possible and looked around, and … Continue reading

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September 21, 2015 … no end in sight

Endless dreary grey as far as the ten-day forecast will stretch. At Petone beach, there is a certain sense of adventure as you look down the harbour mouth and see the heavy weather coming towards you. Nobody was walking on … Continue reading

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December 31, 2014 … the first three years

It’s New Year’s Eve here, and this marks the end of the first three years.   I have been committed to taking at least one photograph every day for four years now, and have been blogging along with it for … Continue reading

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November 15, 2014 … looking down from the heights

Random side tracks sometimes pay off.   Yesterday, as I was looking for pictures, I chose to drive to the upper reaches of Kelson. It is the most Northerly of the suburbs on the Western hills of the Lower Hutt, … Continue reading

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