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

March 15, 2015

Treescape

Filed under: Parau,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:29 am
Spillway, Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Spillway, Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Always a fascinating place for photography, the curve of the spillway of the Lower Nihotupu reservoir had a shadow treescape for a bonus. Water levels are down after our long dry summer (the Watercare website said 62% full over all storage, about 73% for this reservoir. Remnants of sea cloud brush the hills.

September 1, 2014

Never Sleeps

Filed under: Parau,Theme Day — paul @ 7:09 am
Rust

Rust

The City Daily Photo theme for September is “Rust and Ruins”. This picture of a fence post (or two) falls into the first category. Trusty number 8 wire and rusty chain.

Click here for interpretations from around the world concerning “Rust and Ruins”.

June 12, 2014

At the Dam

Filed under: Parau,Shadows,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 8:22 am
Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

The service bridge to the Lower Nihotupu Dam.

May 28, 2014

Steaming

Filed under: Parau,Seasons — Tags: — paul @ 6:53 am
Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

On yesterday’s seriously cold morning, the mist drifts across the lake as the sun rises behind the ridge.

May 9, 2014

Rocks

Filed under: Parau,Patterns — paul @ 7:06 am
Conglomerate, Armour Bay

Conglomerate, Armour Bay

Twice a day (or so), the tide washes over this rock formation at Armour Bay, Parau. Numerous little shells find their way into the crevices.

March 20, 2014

Sabine Makes a Point

Filed under: Parau,People,Shadows — paul @ 7:16 am
Sabine Makes a Point

Sabine Makes a Point

At her recent birthday do at Armour Bay, Parau.

October 30, 2013

Three in a Row

Filed under: Birds,Parau — paul @ 7:06 am
White-faced Herons

White-faced Herons

Three white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae) resting on the superstructure at the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir.

October 11, 2013

At the Dam

Filed under: Clouds,Parau,Sky — paul @ 8:51 am
Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

The Lower Nihotupu dam with its curved spillway provides never ending variations of light and shadow, mood and atmosphere.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

August 25, 2013

Overflowing

Filed under: Parau,Reflections — paul @ 7:48 am
Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

One more from the Lower Nihotupu Dam, as it is full to the brim and overflowing (it’s part of our drinking water supply, so that’s good). After last nights torrential downpour, today’s overflow should be even more spectacular than what I saw a few days ago.

August 24, 2013

The Duck

Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Parau — Tags: — paul @ 7:02 am
Duck

Duck

The reeds at the edges of the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir are a beautiful mess at present, with remnants of last season’s growth and new shoots coming up. Through all this, and in direct backlight of the midday sun, a mallard duck finds its way – appealing to my sense of mischief.

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

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