Category Archives: Whiteman’s Valley

June 17, 2016 … well seasoned

In this part of the world, we are just four days from the shortest day. Then follows the long climb back to warmer seasons. By the calendar we are firmly in Winter (June through August). Nevertheless, the unusually warm year … Continue reading

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May 16, 2016 … one foot after the other

There is much going on in my head. There are competitions to prepare for, and a portfolio to create. The weather has turned mean after a prolonged summer, but I keep trying. Earlier in the week, I spent a little … Continue reading

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November 1, 2015 … hurrying slowly

Today, New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup. This has nothing at all to do with me or my photography but I just had to share my pride in our mighty team. Returning now to normal service, I began my … Continue reading

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October 27, 2015 … in a parallel universe

One of the things I like about our region is the pockets of difference. There are many places that, though they stay in close proximity, are somehow far from the mainstream existence nearby. Parallel to the Hutt Valley is Whiteman’s … Continue reading

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September 12, 2015 … in a quiet valley

Business issues took me to the upper valley yesterday. Rather than going straight home, I went first to the Plateau a little to the North of Upper Hutt. Though some images were made there, nothing really ignited the creative flame … Continue reading

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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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March 9, 2015 … mud and petrol fumes

Sunday was the day of the Deadwood Safari. Each year, there is a National 4×4 Trials competition. Each leg comprises 30 short obstacle courses designed to challenge the ability of driver and co-driver to navigate their vehicle through it without … Continue reading

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December 29, 2014 … bush at the edge of the city

We seem to have developed a new tradition.   Mary makes a picnic lunch and then I drive us to a surprise location. Yesterday’s trip was a bit constrained by fears of holiday congestion on the main roads. I went … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 …. a very ordinary day

A dose of ordinariness is probably a good thing now and then. Sadly, “ordinary” at present seems to be grey, wet and cold. Such a day yesterday led me to the upper end of Whiteman’s valley where it merges with … Continue reading

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March 13, 2014 … seeing the wood from the proverbial

It was another day when inspiration was slow in coming. Perspiration had to be the substitute. I am not convinced that merely pressing the shutter enough times will necessarily deliver a good result. On the other hand, I always argued … Continue reading

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