Posts by ChrisW

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    Through the kitchen window
    lightly through windows
    seen into the trees –
    windows and trees.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 815 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    Same but different a month ago

    with dawn redwood sprouting in the corner.

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  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    Willows this morning in the brief sun

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  • Capture: Coast to Coast,

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    1920s whare, ongaonga (= tree nettle, Urtica ferox ) to the fore,
    they go together well, today as eponymously some centuries ago?

    Half-valley truncated by the coast, south towards Mahia peninsula

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  • Capture: Coast to Coast,

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    Nothing summery on this coast these last few days.
    Instead, an off-road excursion a few Sundays ago to Whareongaonga –
    looking broadly north up the coast, Poverty Bay and Gisborne beyond Young Nicks Head/Te Kuri a Paoa right of centre.

    Brightening headland, darkening ahead as a shower sweeps in from the sea towards Poverty Bay.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Greymouth Star to the rescue. In its report of the initial reaction to WhaleOil’s ‘Feral dies in Greymouth, did world a favour’, it explained carefully -

    The ‘feral West Coasters’ label has been around since 2000, when former Prime Minister Helen Clark was speaking on National Radio at the height of the native timber logging debate, but her comments were taken out of context.
    A transcript of the sentence in question shows that Ms Clark actually said: ‘Attitudes of some on the West Coast could be fairly feral’.

    Nothing about breeding.
    I’m not sure ‘feral’ was in currency as a term of abuse in 2000. She may well have unwittingly relaunched it as such, whereas I think she thought she was using it in a semi-technical sense as fair comment in regard to some West Coasters.

    Yet Geoffrey Palmer’s ‘pluvial’ in describing NZ as “an irredeemably pluvial country” in the wake of Cyclone Bola never caught on.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 815 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Te Arai - The Veil,

    Yes – striking, impressive images but I found them disconcerting. And the retention of a fragment of Raetihi’s much-photographed Ratana church as the first banner image on PAS has been a repeating reminder over these several weeks.
    Not necessarily a bad thing to be disconcerted by photos, and it took a while to identify why. The memory of difficult hitch-hiking in the vicinity of Waikune prison in the 1970s when it was a going concern? No, more general than that.

    Then I realised – ‘ki tua o te ārai’ – ‘beyond the veil’ – used in reference to the dead. Disconcerting dissonance with young daughter.
    Reinforced this morning by renewal of the PhotoForum at 40
    thread - that cover image of the book, titled ‘Shrouds’ [plural].

    Fine photos. Disconcerting but.
    Sorry if I’ve put too much effort and thought into this.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 815 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Coast to Coast, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    Good to see where your real boat reflection came from.
    Instead of doubled, here returned to you an eighth, the part I especially liked!
    Mine was earlier in the winter, yesterday not at all like that around here.

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  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    Bird action of the pre-duckling sort seen here too, but not captured.
    Also last week -
    these trees on the edge of town on the edge of spring.

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  • Capture: Coast to Coast, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    back to Silo Park

    Indeed refreshing!
    Your first one's sky so lovely I had to respond in kind with double,
    and here it is from the riverbank on a smoothly ebbing tide.

    Your first of second triple set a pleasure to explore in the full-sized image.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 815 posts Report Reply

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