Titirangi Storyteller

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Archive for August 2011

Stress – it’s everywhere…

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30/08/2011 at 11:25 pm

Filthy, filthy…

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29/08/2011 at 11:16 pm

Footprint in the sand

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I love how footprints in the sand have an optical illusion quality – obviously they are imprints in the sand from someone walking – but I always do a double take because I am sure they are sculpted atop the sand.

And of course footprints have so many magical, inspirational aspects – where we are going, where we have been, are we leading or following.

I don’t think I ever saw the child who made this print – and yet, I have something of theirs. And now so do you.

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28/08/2011 at 11:30 pm

Surfers are crazy

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This is not surfing on a glorious summer day. This is surfing in the dead of winter in Manu Bay, just outside of Raglan, New Zealand. The water temperature is about 13C (55F), which is too bloody cold to swim in. And why all surfers were wearing wetsuits. But most of them had their feet and hands and heads exposed.

This young man had quite a ride before this spectacular fall. I took this shot at a competition and he was in the 16-18 year old category. I bet he gets a lot of chicks.

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28/08/2011 at 1:19 am

Half a dog

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23/08/2011 at 12:05 am

Just a pretty picture

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OK – it’s just a pretty picture tonight. Twin Lakes in Coatesville, about an hour out of Auckland, where my daughter will be getting married next year. Postcard perfect in every way.

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22/08/2011 at 1:33 am

Winter Wasp

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Stumbled upon this wasp nest on the ground this afternoon. I thought it must have fallen from a tree during one of our recent winter storms. But upon close inspection, it had been built on the ground and was a nest of activity. This little guy was especially charming – and so much prettier than your usual black and yellow wasp. Still would rather not get involved with him, though…

Using Gimp as a temporary replacement for Photoshop. Can’t complain, considering it’s free…

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21/08/2011 at 12:01 am

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