Jun 30, 2020

Bright Water

Main Beach the Mount
 Ships off Rabbit island (Motuotau) Mt Maunganui

Jun 25, 2020

Reverse Engineering

We deconstructed an old Kodak Box Brownie.
I was shocked to see how simple but robust it was. Very impressed.

Jay with the shutter mechanism unit

Early Start

Training or exploring does not get better than this.
Tauranga harbour

Shirt in a window
 Three Hercs. Won't see these for much longer. These taken in mid 80'2

Jun 22, 2020

1983 Port of Tauranga

37 years ago our port had this lonely and somewhat smallish crane.
Based on the mount wharf then.
That was in the black and white days.
This is today!
Based on the container wharf at Tauranga now.

Jun 20, 2020

B&W Oldies

This is from my old negative collection. Just learning to scan.
I love the look of the old B&W films and the scan seems capable of reproducing them quite well.
Tree and Hut

Jun 18, 2020

Good News After Bad

I know we cringe at the fact that animals we have as pets are on the menu.
Somewhere between 10 million and 20 million dogs and 4 million cats are killed annually in China for food.
They are rethinking the practice by the look of the stats.

All On The Water

 Entering Tauranga
 Stormy strange light

 Lovely Doves Bay

Jun 17, 2020

Reusing and Greenhouse Gasses

Wow, organic cotton comes out worst!
Not sure about the data on cotton. Do I need to wear my shirt 149 times or is that 149 owners?
Will check.

Jun 15, 2020

Family Moment

Ken on my lap!
Would not happen now😁
This must have been before we left Nelson (looks like the old Glenn property)
So I would have been maybe 6 and Ken 1. I am sure the girls will put me right.
Like the Teddy in the dirt face down...

Jun 14, 2020

Different Then

Black and white for the children. Paul's younger days
 A small beer is fine....

Jun 12, 2020

This May Surprise

Daily deaths globally from infectious disease.
The HIV reference was about treatment with bone marrow transplant being successful for the second time.
TB was a disease people in my generation and our parents grew up with and for many years effective treatments were available. I suspect the disease must have become somewhat resistant now.

Jun 10, 2020

One More For Family

Graham and Diane centre couple with Rob and me on the right.
Some time in the 80's. I have no idea what this was all about.
Clearly a drink missing from my hand...

Happy Birthday Robyn

 With her class mates. Second row from back second on right.
They were a great bunch of girls.
 With her mum
 And dad
 Simply pissed
 Her men

Jun 9, 2020

Colour Your Days

Something we take for granted. 
Compared to my childhood days we live in an amazingly colourful world, well, in most countries.