Friday, 31 August 2007

August 2007 - the month that was


destruction and creation


The bricks are coming off .. the hotel is going up .. and the character of the esplanade is guaranteed to change drastically .. the implications of such a massive [in scale of the area] development will reveal over the coming years. The building permit is obviously secured. see previous blog post on this issue
Change again around the corner in the public playground adjacent to the Southcoast Boardriders clubrooms. I used to play there when I was a child, and I took my children to play there too, always the same old classic playground equipment and probably the last remaining of its genre in Dunedin. Below a series of photos of the reconstruction over the last 6 weeks. (inset, some kind of surfing mechanical bull thing)

I guess if the children can't play on the beach due to an absence of sand, they now have a high tech playground.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Luna Rosa


First post in my new house. Been an incredibly hectic three days, am dog tired, and relieved the bulk of the big work is done. One big job left, and that's finding a new computer desk ( old one fell apart during the shift) and sorting out the studio, didn't realise I had so many unpainted canvasses. below, before it all began, between washes of cloud.

above, first stage.. earths shadow begins to creep across
below, completely covered, the moon turns dark blood red.

above, as the shadow begins to move off
below, eerie glow

above, partially eclipsed, the other side.
below, out the other side

Saturday, 25 August 2007


As the rest of the household was sleeping I escaped and caught some quiet time at St Kilda.. in preparation for the last day of packing for the big shift Sunday.. some sweet light and fog did the job to charge my batteries.

Below, mid morning.. still avoiding going home.. the inside at St Clair took the building swell with Style.

All below: rising to 4-6 foot by 3pm.. the banks out the back fired off some long peelers and the odd barrell.

Thursday, 23 August 2007

What was left over


Just made a post over at Riders Anonymous with a summary of sorts of June/July in Dunnos .. a few shots I processed for the post I cut out.. none of these have been on this blog before, pretty sure, I think .. so just putting them on here::

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

repairs or damage control


Above three pics at low tide today, right bottom is blackhead.. getting chewed out even more.. Below, article in yesterdays ODT:

Below article from the ODT July 28th.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A few empty shots

from St Clair today

Surf report :: from the Medditeranian

From Tash and Regan .. who are missed heaps by many of us in Dunedin. Sent me through an email with these photos from the Balearic Islands. Where after many months of being surf starved and working hard have found a reef break that they have named 'el reefo'...
a story in pictures

Monday, 20 August 2007

blog not working

no posts lately.. the photo upload feature has a bug and is not working, sorry!! hopefully blogger will get their act together and it will iron out soon

Thursday, 16 August 2007

sunshine disappeared


Then the two shots below taken after I whipped into town at 4pm today to pick up the big camera.. the drive from town to St Clair in stunning golden sunshine disappeared after my first shot (left) a classic St Clair drop in ;0) one on right of Geordi .. in the hazy dull light.

Below an animated sequence .. no words needed.

$1 mixture

.. a mixed bag today.. some shots from my matchbox digi camera the Pentax from yesterday (as big camera was still away being maintained) of the super low tide with new moon.. back to the rock bottom for St Clair (excuse the pun).

Then a lesson: please take a fence. Half submerged in sand at the base of the stairs.. Jay pulled it out today and put it in a safer place. Below this arvo on the pentax..
.. some more shots of the constantly moving sandcastles below.

And apparently the Edgar Centre is having a huge beach volleyball arena soon, truckloads of sand are going to be shipped in.. not much spare sand around anywhere these days, love to find out where they are getting it from.

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