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Birds of a feather…

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I was not sure what these birds were when they passed in front of my house one evening very recently. Possibly ducks (wisely escaping duck hunting season) or perhaps they were geese on migration to some place warmer? Were they an NZ native bird or a visiting feathered friend en-route to some-place else?  They flew with a sense of purpose, in a line three times as long as my camera image….who they are, where they go…I do not know, but I do know they looked pretty spectacular from my window.

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Life lessons in the weather….

Evening June 14 2015

It wasn’t even five o’clock. But that’s winter for you. We had rain, wind, early darkness and then through the dark clouds a final defiant burst of sunlight just as it tipped below the horizon…a little reminder that after the rain the sun will always come, in life and in weather.


The shifting light

sunset on red

It was the strangest sunset. The sky was pale blue still with low dark stormy clouds on the horizon. And just at that one clear place where the sky meets the sea…there was a tiny thin sliver of brilliant red – one red thin line. My image blurs the effect to a certain extent, but I like the effect regardless…the shifting light, the  land, sea and sky shapes, the hint of the magical.


Purple sky over the port….

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I was just driving home. But then I saw the clouds. The sun was setting through dark clouds and casting the sky in deep purple clouds and over the port backdrop it looked spectacular. I had to pull over and take a few photographs, as it was so stunning.


In the sky with diamonds…

It was a stunning sunset. I saw something that took my breath away. I grabbed the camera and quickly took some shots before the last of the daylight disappeared. Disappointed that they looked fuzzy, blurry, dark, and nothing like the stunning view in front of me, I told myself to delete them later on.

Days later, the images are downloaded and to my surprise, I actually like them. I love the blurry lights reminiscent of sparks in a fire, fireworks, or fireflies dancing. I like the dramatic dark sky colour and the last of the brilliant glowing pink light before darkness fully sets in.. perfect or not.


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