Category Archives: Petone

May 17, 2017 … random acts of seeing

As some of you know, landscapes are my most common form of photography. A well known photographic tutor has said “first you have to be somewhere”. To be honest, I am not entirely sure he is right, at least not … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Evans Bay, harbour, Horokiwi, Landscapes, Light, night, Petone, sunrise | 2 Comments

August 7, 2016 … winter starts to bite

If you live in far Northern parts of the world, you will probably sneer, but nevertheless, Wellington is capable of inflicting bone-chilling teeth-chattering winter misery. It is rarely accompanied by snow, but the Southerly wind with near horizontal rain is … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Cars, Hutt River, Maritime, Petone, Seasons, Weather, Wellington | 1 Comment

December 17, 2015 … after a long absence

My granddaughter Grace had a list of things to see and do. She wanted to see a wind farm, since there are none near her home in Brisbane. We went out to Makara and drove up to the West Wind … Continue reading

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November 14, 2015 … and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking*

It was a day for the harbour. Sadly there was a brisk and chilling Southerly most of the day, and the chance of still water or reflections is small when that is happening. Passing through Oriental Bay at mid day … Continue reading

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October 29, 2015 … dishing the dirt

For as long as we have been in Wellington, they have been there. On Parkside Rd, opposite the Waiwhetu Stream in Gracefield, Lower Hutt, there is a cluster of large satellite dishes. I am guessing that the largest of them … Continue reading

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October 18, 2015 … here today, gone tomorrow

Wandering yesterday, I passed the botanic gardens. Despite a boisterous wind, the tulip beds were in remarkably good shape and attracted many visitors. Two young Vietnamese women  wearing traditional ao dai were posing for photographs, and they brought back memories … Continue reading

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October 8, 2015 … where has my muse gone?

Like Peter Pan, I need to get my shadow sewn back on. My days seem weirdly full, due in part to time spent minding the gallery during our photographic exhibition. By our standards the visitor numbers are good, but there … Continue reading

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