I see it’s been three weeks since my last post. I’ve actually been very busy, including taking lots of photographs. Most of these however have been paid commissions and the images belong to the client. But I hope to remedy that over the next couple of weeks.
This weekend saw a big event in Marlborough: the “Classic Fighters” air show at the Omaka airfield. On one level one might wonder at the sight of adults playing with extremely expensive toys, or dressing up in uniforms and playing soldiers. But I went over on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’ll start with the stars of the show: the aircraft themselves. There’s a wonderful collection of First World War aircraft, including the classic Fokker Dr.I triplane.
Sometimes I feel like a real photographer and sometimes I don’t. The Havelock Mussel Festival was one occasion when I didn’t. The problem was that I saw so many old friends from my time at Cawthron, when I was heavily involved with the marine farming industry, that I wanted to talk rather than take photographs. But I did get some:
It seems ages ago now, but a couple of days before the big Christchurch earthquake we had my sister-in-law to stay. Here are a few snapshots of a day we spent over in Golden Bay. Well, half a day really. We got there in time for lunch, so asked for a recommendation from some locals at the farmers market which was running at the time. They suggested a recent arrival called “Takaka Infusion“. It was a good choice. Great selection of fancy tea (not for me) and various breads etc. Including a proper rye sourdough.