Posts by Gareth

  • Capture: April Come She Will,

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    Tide's in this time. The estuary of the Ashley river at Waikuku, yesterday.

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  • Capture: April Come She Will, in reply to JacksonP,

    Nice shot, Jackson. I like the iPhone's panorama mode - it lets you get a really nice wide-angle feel to landscapes - lots of sky/foreground.

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  • Capture: April Come She Will,

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    If we're going to do the autumn seaside, here's something I shot a couple of weeks ago at Waikuku. Strange Geometries (iPhone 5S in panorama mode)

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  • Speaker: The Agony of Vanuatu and the…,

    Good to have you back on the climate beat, Dave.

    Ian/Martin: The problem is that the present government long ago decided that climate change was a foreign policy problem, and that the best course of action - that is, the course of least aggravation for their supporters - would be to pay only lip service to emissions reductions. Hence we have an emissions trading scheme that has had zero impact on domestic emissions.

    At the same time, because this view is really only tenable if you believe that the impacts of climate change are either not going to be too bad, or only for some distant future, you have no incentive to address the really difficult policy decisions associated with adapting to present and future changes.

    Can you really just leave dealing with the impacts of sea level rise on coastal property (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin etc) to the insurance market, or should we be doing some serious planning for how to cope? Like not rebuilding a major city on ground that will almost certainly be returning to the sea over the next 100 years...

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  • Capture: Movement, in reply to JacksonP,

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    One more seaweed shot before I disappear off on my bike to do New Year body penance... Same place as last one.

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  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Lilith __,

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    It certainly is… [ Curio Bay, Catlins ]

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  • Busytown: Tell You What: A Nonfiction Giveaway!,

    I greatly enjoyed Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan, but my non-fiction book of the year beyond any shadow of a doubt was The Beatles: All These Years, Volume 1 – Tune In by Mark Lewisohn. It is both a detailed history of the way the Beatles came together, and of necessity also a social history of Liverpool and Britain as the post war gloom lifts and youth culture as we knew/know it is born. Far more than a book for Beatles anoraks...

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  • Capture: Movement,

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    Afternoon tea

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    On the front lawn, this morning. Takeaway lunch

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring,

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    They do have strange flowers “over there”. [ Perth Botanic Gardens, last week ]

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