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Fungi Season

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.

In Your Face

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!

Seasonal

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.

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

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.

Photorealistic

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

High Tension

Ultimate Thrills

Ultimate Thrills

High tension wires at the Taumanu Reserve Bridge, Onehunga.

Torn Curtain

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.

Powerplay

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.

Signs

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.

Bushwalk

Karamatura Loop Walk

Karamatura Loop Walk

A popular walk in the bush near Huia.

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