Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 1, 2014

Inline Skeleton …

Filed under: machines,Theme Day — paul @ 7:06 am
Inline Skeleton Movement

Inline Skeleton Movement

movement of a mantle clock.

The City Daily Photo theme for October is “Movement” – click here for more interpretations of the theme. (In still photography, rapid movement results in blur, as seen in the balance wheel at the top. The double reflections result from the fact that the movement is mounted between two glass panes.)

September 30, 2014

Kowhai in Flower

Filed under: Colours,Flowers,Titirangi,Trees — paul @ 7:03 am
Kowhai Tree in Flower

Kowhai Tree in Flower

Kowhai (sophora sp.) is a NZ native tree which comes out with an abundance of bright yellow flowers in spring – much to the delight of us all, including nectar eating birds such as tui.

Atkinson Road, Titirangi.

September 29, 2014

Market Colours

Filed under: Colours,Wynyard Quarter — paul @ 7:07 am
Market Day at the Silo Park

Market Day at the Silo Park

A joyful display of colour on a market day at the Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter. Seen from the gantry.

September 28, 2014

Swallows

Filed under: Birds,Smile — paul @ 7:19 am
Kingfisher, Cornwallis Wharf

Kingfisher, Cornwallis Wharf

Hmmm, a kingfisher, really — but swallow he does!

And now for a swallow: welcome!

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow

September 27, 2014

Henderson Creek

Filed under: Black and White,Henderson,Reflections — paul @ 7:11 am
Henderson Creek

Henderson Creek

A still morning, tide is in.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

For more reflection shots please visit James’ “Weekend Reflections“.

September 26, 2014

Manawa Wetlands

Filed under: Birds,New Lynn — paul @ 7:08 am
Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

The Manawa Wetlands in Margan Avenue, New Lynn, is a “constructed wetlands”. It captures the stormwater runoff, and through natural filtration holds back some of the contaminants, allowing cleaner water to flow off into the Rewarewa and Manawa streams and from there into the sea.

On this visit, the yellow kowhai trees were in fine flower; ducks, mainly mallard, were also around, as was one male Paradise Shelduck.

My picture in April (captioned Manawa Wet(?)lands) showed a rather sad and dry pond. Meanwhile we had plenty of rain …

Paradise Shelduck

Paradise Shelduck

Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

Manawa Wetlands, New Lynn

September 25, 2014

Frameless

Filed under: Buildings,Hands,Titirangi — paul @ 7:29 am
Fitting the Glass Canopy

Fitting the Glass Canopy

The guys from Metro Glass installed (most of) the glass canopy above the entrance to the new extension of Lopdell House Gallery (to be known as Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery). A delicate job of heavy lifting, done expertly and without a hitch (at least while I was supervising).

The opening of the new gallery will be on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Almost in Place

Almost in Place

Hands

Hands

Frameless Van

Frameless Van

September 24, 2014

Fisher and Fish

Filed under: Birds,Cornwallis — paul @ 7:14 am
Kingfisher and Catch

Kingfisher and Catch

This fellow had more luck than the fisherman yesterday. Kingfisher at Cornwallis Wharf.

September 23, 2014

Fishing

Filed under: Cornwallis — paul @ 7:06 am
Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia

At Cornwallis wharf, a display of equipment. Strictly as a spectator on my part.

September 22, 2014

Entelea Arborescens – Whau

Filed under: Colours,Flowers — Tags: — paul @ 7:06 am
Whau

Whau

A shrub, often planted at roadsides, quintessentially green. More whau pictures here.

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