Category Archives: Taita

April 22, 2015 … red gold and green

The new camera (“Ollie”) is slowly becoming familiar. That means that preferred settings come more easily to hand. I still have moments, however, where I have to stop and explore the various menu options and find how to achieve what … Continue reading

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November 20, 2014 … I yam what I yam*

Some of my fellow photographers read my blog.   They tell me I agonise too much, and that I travel too far, often with too little outcome. I appreciate their interest and advice very much, but it seems to me … Continue reading

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November 9, 2014 … before dawn until quite late

Slowly, slowly, life will come back to normal. The photographic convention is behind us, and though it was hugely enjoyable, it disrupted the normal flow of life. Yesterday’s programme started at some ridiculously early hour, on the Hutt River in … Continue reading

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July 24, 2014 … fast water, bright rainbow

Winter is proving to be a challenge this year. Our winters are very benign by some standards. Snow is rare, and in most of Wellington, five or six degrees of frost is as cold as it gets, and even that … Continue reading

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April 13, 2014 … rushing water and horse droppings

I have lived in the Hutt Valley for thirty-four years. Until yesterday, if anyone had said to me that there is a full width weir across the Hutt river, I would have quoted Col. Sherman T Potter and cried “horse puckey”. … Continue reading

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July 02, 2012 … shades of “The Mighty Ducks”

Our team seem consistently outplayed. They are, for the most part, new to netball, and when they get on the courts, they seem to be an average half a head shorter than their opposition. Further more, the opposing teams seem … Continue reading

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