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

May 26, 2017

Before the Dust Settled

Filed under: Clouds,Light,New Lynn — paul @ 1:38 pm
Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

November 13, 2015

Sunset

Filed under: Clouds,Sky — paul @ 8:25 am
Sunset

Sunset

Last night offered a fiery sunset – seen from my study.

More skies at the Skywatch site.

August 21, 2015

A Busload …

Filed under: Clouds,Reflections,Transport — paul @ 8:02 am
Clouds

Clouds

… of clouds. The “Go West” bus is on its way back to the city, complete with a load of puffy clouds.

May 29, 2015

Nightfall

Filed under: Clouds,French Bay,Manukau — paul @ 7:00 am
The Cloud

The Cloud

A big cloud towers over the Manukau Harbour, catching the last light of the setting sun. As the Low disappeared in the east, a chilly night ensued, followed by a crisp but sunny day. French Bay.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

June 13, 2014

Pylon

Filed under: Clouds,New Lynn,Sky — paul @ 7:06 am
Pylon

Pylon

Pylon and clouds at Olympic Park, New Lynn.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

May 17, 2014

Clouds

Filed under: Black and White,Clouds,Waterview — paul @ 7:36 am
Clouds

Clouds

Seen through the construction fence at Waterview.

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

May 16, 2014

Quiet Morning

Filed under: Clouds,Reflections,Sky,Wood Bay — paul @ 7:03 am
Quiet Morning at Wood Bay

Quiet Morning at Wood Bay

The Manukau Harbour lies ever so smooth, reflecting the billowing clouds above. Mangere Mountain in the centre.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

May 6, 2014

Whau River

Filed under: Avondale,Clouds,Kelston — paul @ 7:23 am
Whau River

Whau River

The Whau River with interesting patterns of surface ripples, seen from Archibald Park, Kelston. Dominated by puffy white clouds (and a generous sprinkle of pylons).

March 31, 2014

Princess of the Market

Filed under: Clouds,People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:24 am
Princess of the Market

Princess of the Market

Fathers need strong shoulders. Titirangi Market under a mackerel sky.

March 21, 2014

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Filed under: Art,Clouds,Kaipara,sculpture,Sky — Tags: — paul @ 7:11 am
Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

We had the good fortune (thanks a million, Stephen!) to be able to visit the Gibbs Farm yesterday. A huge property of undulating land on the Kaipara Harbour, containing a good number of sculptural works whose size matches the size of the grounds. This sculpture by Neil Dawson is entitled “Horizons” and measures 15 x 10 x 36m. Welded and painted steel. It shows the ubiquitous corrugated iron as if having floated down from the sky.

“Dawson’s is one of the few works that can be seen from the road, which is fitting for its trompe l’oeil suggestion of a giant piece of corrugated iron blown in from a collapsed water tank on some distant farm.” (From the Gibbs Farm brochure.)

Check out the sculpture on the satellite view of Google Maps; when you zoom out, you will note a few more of the sculptures (Anish Kapoor‘s “Dismemberment” is the red one, 85m long).

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm

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