Category Archives: Wainuiomata

September 29, 2019 …some local colour

Since I last wrote, there have been a lot of days that were, at best grim and uninviting as far as photography goes. It’s officially Spring, and that has brought grey skies and bitter winds. Of course there have been … Continue reading

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May 24, 2017 … turbulent times

Fewer images this week, pursuant to a brief stay in hospital for some small remedial surgery and the subsequent recovery time. All seems well (thanks for asking). When I finally did get out and about again, I spent my time … Continue reading

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December 4, 2015 … I like not this news*

… bring me some other news!* I read in the Dominion Post this morning, that Wellington’s summer, far from the sunny promises of a month or two ago, will be characterized by wind and drizzle. It has been thus throughout … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015 … play Misty for me*

When a photographer meets a barrier, the only option is to photograph the barrier. Rain, wind and mist have been the constant feature of recent days. Yesterday was particularly misty and though I don’t want a constant diet of it, … Continue reading

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September 2, 2015 … Spring is late again

Those gales were still rattling my windows this morning. No sign of the much-anticipated warm and gentle introduction to summer yet. However, going out in ridiculous grey wet conditions has started some serious thought processes about this whole “photo-a-day” thing. … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015 … down to the coast

It couldn’t last, of course. Greyness has returned. Nevertheless, the South coast beckoned from Wainuiomata. At the Catchpool Valley entrance to the Rimutaka Forest Park, native wood pigeons (kereru) were present in large numbers. Indeed they seem to be present … Continue reading

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June 19, 2015 … biting wind and flying sand

Wild weather is the order of the day. It was yesterday too. That seemed like a reason to see what was happening on the South Coast at the mouth of the Wainuiomata River. There was not another soul in sight, … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015 … moist mist and sharp points

This has the makings of a long winter, and in theory we are still in Autumn. Nevertheless, there is something to be seen each day, provided I manage my time somewhat better than I have recently. Mary is still working … Continue reading

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April 1, 2015 … down the road to the coast

Today, we are in transit. For this reason, this edition is posted a little ahead of schedule so that precious family time is not cluttered with a belated scramble to produce a late post. With all this in mind, and … Continue reading

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March 1, 2015 … a slow day

Where did my muse go? The Wainuiomata coast road seemed a good place to look, and my first image is in the eucalypt plantation beside the Wainuiomata Golf Course. Down the road to towards the coast and a burned-out car … Continue reading

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