Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2013

Scaffolds

Scaffolds in our Living Room

Scaffolds in our Living Room

The outside of our house is being repainted. The scaffolding is projected inside by the late afternoon sun.

Note the reflection/diffraction artefacts of the weave of the blinds.

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

Lime Green

Garage Door, Point Chevalier

Garage Door, Point Chevalier

I saw this garage door on Great North Road, Point Chevalier, and thought “lime green”. According to Wikipedia: “Lime (color#BFFF00) is a pure spectral color at approximately 564 nanometers on the visible spectrum when plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram.”

Google will delight you with many more shades and applications of lime green.

Marching in Formation

Swan Family, Western Springs

Swan Family, Western Springs

Whether single file or as a phalanx, this family of swans at Western Springs asserts its presence.

Swan Family, Western Springs

Swan Family, Western Springs

Leptospermum Scoparium

Red Manuka Blossom

Red Manuka Blossom

Just up the road from our place, a fine cultivar of red manuka (leptospermum scoparium).

Buoys will be Buoys

Westhaven, Auckland

Westhaven, Auckland

A congregation of buoys at Westhaven.

Fishing

At the Manukau Yacht and Motor Boat Club

At the Manukau Yacht and Motor Boat Club

The tide is in. The ramp at the Manukau Yacht and Motor Boat Club is popular with fishing enthusiasts.

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

A Touch of Red

Jetsetbohemian

Jetsetbohemian

A dark building at the corner of Surrey Crescent and Richmond Road in Grey Lynn is home of the Jetsetbohemian. They always have ways of brightening up the colour scheme with accessories on the pavement (and of course inside).

Jetsetbohemian

Jetsetbohemian

The Couch

Tiled Couch

Tiled Couch

If you drive along Richmond Road towards Ponsonby, you can’t miss this eyecatching couch. I don’t know if there is a story waiting to be told about it.

The koru motif seen on the back rest, a traditional pattern in Maori art (inspired by the shape of fern fronds), was brought into prominence by the artist Gordon Walters.

Harbour Bridge Murals

History in Punched Holes

History in Punched Holes

The entrance to the underbelly of our Harbour Bridge at Westhaven is fenced off by aluminium panels showing reproductions of historic photographs from the time of its construction. They appear in a very subtley grey-in-grey toning, and on closer inspection reveal themselves as rasterizations, with holes of different sizes (according to tonal density) punched into the sheets (AM screening). Clever.

Subtle Tonings

Subtle Tonings

Rasterization up Close

Rasterization up Close

Like an Arrow

Gannet in Flight, Muriwai

Gannet in Flight, Muriwai

Time flies like an arrow, as does this gannet at Muriwai.

Happy New Year to all, may it carry you along with the elegance of this bird.

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