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

June 10, 2017

Powerplay

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Patterns,Shadows — paul @ 10:40 am
Patterns

Patterns

Having fun with the curves and shadows of the New Lynn substation.

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May 30, 2017

Trimmed

Filed under: Avondale,Patterns,Trees — paul @ 7:59 am
Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

April 1, 2016

Bird Track

Filed under: Birds,Karekare,Patterns,Theme Day — paul @ 7:07 am
Bird Track

Bird Track

Ripples in the sand on Karekare beach.

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February 13, 2016

Mudflats

Filed under: Black and White,Patterns — paul @ 7:08 am
Mudflats

Mudflats

Patterns in the receding tide at Taumanu Reserve

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October 26, 2015

…ooooo…

Filed under: Onehunga,Patterns — paul @ 7:12 am
Pipes

Pipes

Pipe storage at Onehunga wharf.

October 23, 2015

Expanding Artwork

Filed under: Art,Patterns,Reflections,Titirangi — paul @ 7:29 am
Expanding Artwork

Expanding Artwork

In a downstairs window at Te Uru: there was a supply of paper and scissors, table and chairs. Use it to cut and fold 3D shapes, and leave them in a tray. A good fairy would then come (armed with sticky tape) and create a display. Here just two details.

Expanding Artwork

Expanding Artwork

September 10, 2015

In the NorthWest

Filed under: Massey,Patterns,People — paul @ 7:02 am
Weaving Patterns

Weaving Patterns

Next to Westgate, Massey, there are huge developments going on. As I was driving through, I came across these interesting retaining walls with weaving patterns around a filtration pond – eye catching!

In the middle of the picture above is Rick, cutting paving material to the correct thickness to insert into the footpath at the intersection.

Rick at Work

Rick at Work

Detail of the Wall

Detail of the Wall

June 15, 2015

Spring Onions

Filed under: Avondale,Markets,Patterns — paul @ 7:05 am
Spring Onions

Spring Onions

At the Avondale Markets.

May 16, 2015

Firewood

Filed under: Black and White,Insects,Patterns — paul @ 7:03 am
Firewood

Firewood

The other day I took delivery of a load of firewood (not a moment too soon as it turned out, since our heat pump died shortly after). This was one of the pieces: the bark had come off, and the work of the larvae of bark beetles was showing clearly.

This is how I think it works: A bark beetle carves out a ‘brood gallery’ through the bark (two of them visible here), laying eggs along the way. Eggs hatch, larvae eat, forming these food galleries, and when they have matured, they pupate in those cosy nests at the end of their corridor. When the time comes they find their way out through the bark and the cycle repeats.

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March 28, 2015

Drains

Filed under: Huia,Patterns — paul @ 7:00 am
At the Lower Huia Dam

At the Lower Huia Dam

These drains are part of the Lower Huia Dam, one of two earth dams in the Waitakere Ranges (providing water for the city of Auckland). The construction of this dam was completed in 1971. Of the five reservoirs in the Waitakeres, this one has the largest capacity.

(The other earth dam is the Lower Nihotupu dam, and the remaining three dams in the Waitakeres are concrete dams.)

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