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

June 17, 2017

Fungi Season

Filed under: Black and White,Fungi — paul @ 8:15 am
Fungi

Fungi

Fungi in black and white — spokes in a wheel.

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

June 16, 2017

In Your Face

Filed under: Buildings,Colours,Mount Roskill — paul @ 7:12 am
Blue

Blue

You can’t overlook it in its blue glory: going south along Richardson Road, the intersection with Stoddard Road is dominated by this shade of blue, and then you realise, it is the “Dental Square” (SDS for Stoddard Dental Square). Make a statement!

June 15, 2017

Seasonal

Filed under: Seasons — paul @ 8:05 am
The Leaf

The Leaf

One of the last leaves on a weeping cherry in our neighbourhood — backlit with many raindrops in the network of twigs.

June 14, 2017

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Filed under: Bridges,Mount Roskill — paul @ 7:31 am
Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing) is the name of this new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. It connects Kukuwai Park and Alan Wood Reserve and will be opened soon. It spans State Highway 20 and the Oakley Creek.

We showed different views at earlier stages of construction here and here.

June 13, 2017

Photorealistic

Filed under: Animals,Art,Avondale,Birds,People,Walls — paul @ 7:02 am
Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Murals in Avondale by TakerOne, an Auckland based mural artist of Hungarian extraction (“TakerOne Photorealistic Graffiti”). If you follow this link you can watch a time lapse video of the creation of the camouflage girl with dog. Love it.

For more mural art, visit Oakland Daily Photo.

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

June 12, 2017

High Tension

Filed under: Advertisements,Onehunga — paul @ 1:19 pm
Ultimate Thrills

Ultimate Thrills

High tension wires at the Taumanu Reserve Bridge, Onehunga.

June 11, 2017

Torn Curtain

Filed under: Buildings,Huia — paul @ 9:24 am
Brick Wall

Brick Wall

The north facing wall of this Watercare service building at the foot of the Lower Huia Dam gets plenty of sunlight year-in and year-out.

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.

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

June 9, 2017

Signs

Filed under: Avondale,Signs — paul @ 5:29 pm
Signs

Signs

Motorway signage at the Patiki Road Exit city bound of State Highway 16. The first time that I noticed the logo WR (Western Ring Route – leftmost item for Exit 8B). A dark sky over the city, sunshine in the West.

June 8, 2017

Bushwalk

Filed under: Huia,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 3:15 pm
Karamatura Loop Walk

Karamatura Loop Walk

A popular walk in the bush near Huia.

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