Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

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My Fireworks

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

We did not stay for the fireworks at the Auckland Lantern Festival, so I had to create my own in the camera.

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

My Fireworks

After the Movies

Staring at the Ceiling

Staring at the Ceiling

We had watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Lido and stayed in their lounge for a drink. As I leaned back, staring up at the ceiling, I found that I sat directly under this chandelier, which created interesting patterns of light on the ceiling.…

Soft Colours

Britomart Colours

Britomart Colours

Only a small number of the cutout ‘windows’ either side of the underground Britomart Station are occupied by large advertisements. The remainder are a lovely show of soft colour – the beancounters would probably wish for more advertisers.…

A Heart for Valentines

A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

Between the sun umbrellas, a few harsh shafts of light hit our table when we had lunch with friends, producing this beautiful heart.

An example of a caustic curve, formed by (reflected) light rays that are tangents to the heart.…

Roots

Pohutukawa Roots

Pohutukawa Roots

Pohutukawa trees thrive in coastal environments, but with the sea views come exposure to wind and weather, and sea: cliff faces can collapse under trees, and water can undermine the shore as in this example at Cornwallis beach: wave action has carved into the soil, exposing life underneath.…

Steps

Steps to the Viewing Deck (Viaduct Events Centre)

Steps to the Viewing Deck (Viaduct Events Centre)

Bright afternoon sun streams through the gaps in the enclosure of these steps to the viewing deck of the Viaduct Events Centre.

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

Condensation — and an Invitation

Unsalted New Zealand Butter

Unsalted New Zealand Butter

There it lay on the kitchen bench, a 500g block of NZ butter, unsalted. Mrs H is about to embark on some serious baking. The result will be such mouthwatering delights as the ones seen below, to go on sale at the (annual) Swiss Market on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m.…

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