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

March 7, 2013

Saluting the Morning Sun

Filed under: Laingholm,Light,People — paul @ 9:00 am
Martial Arts at Laingholm Bay

Martial Arts at Laingholm Bay

Solitary pursuit of martial arts at Laingholm Bay.

February 27, 2013

My Fireworks

Filed under: Abstract,Festivals,Light — paul @ 7:03 am
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

June 19, 2012

Cone and Sphere

Filed under: Britomart,City,Light — paul @ 7:19 am
Cone and Sphere

Cone and Sphere

Looking up into one of the light shafts of the Britomart station as seen in the preceding two posts.

December 27, 2011

Dinner on the Deck

Filed under: Light — paul @ 9:32 pm
Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Christoph from Hong Kong on a visit early December. It took me a while to understand the light and shadow in this evening shot.

December 16, 2011

Safety First!

Filed under: Light,Port,Sky,Wynyard Quarter — paul @ 7:26 am
Yellow Moon at Wynyard Wharf

Yellow Moon at Wynyard Wharf

The cargo ship Yellow Moon alongside Wynyard Wharf. A dark sky provides sharp contrast to the white superstructure and tanks as the sun is about to set.

“Safety First – No Smoking”

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

December 15, 2011

Shadow Play

Filed under: City,Light,Wynyard Quarter — paul @ 7:21 am
Tank Farm, Wynyard Quarter

Tank Farm, Wynyard Quarter

The last sunrays paint the shadow of the gantry onto one of the tanks in the Tank Farm.

April 17, 2011

Shadows at the Wharf

Filed under: Black and White,Cornwallis,Light,Patterns — paul @ 6:51 am
Cornwallis Wharf

Cornwallis Wharf

A bright and sunny morning at Cornwallis wharf as the tide goes out.

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

February 21, 2011

Chinese Lantern Festival

Filed under: City,Experimental,Light — paul @ 7:02 am
Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival is a highlight at the conclusion of the two weeks of New Year festivities, this year from 18 to 20 February. Masses of people are crowding Albert Park and Princes Street in the City of Auckland, and this year was blessed with fantastic weather for it.

No big fireworks, so I tried to create them in-camera with an exposure of 6 seconds and a bit of camera movement, looking at the garlands of lanterns. The picture below is a more traditional impression of the year of the rabbit.

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit(s)

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit(s)

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