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

May 27, 2015

More Distress

Filed under: Grey Lynn,History — Tags: — paul @ 7:44 am
Watch This Space

Watch This Space

In keeping with Alan of alonymous (“the more distressed the better”), here is what looks like a well-cultivated distressed look, undergoing a makeover. The canopy still identifies it as “The Time Machine”, but their Facebook page says farewell and thanks to customers from April 1. The newspapers are barely a couple of weeks old, you may recognise Jeb B’s likeness.

I remember an earlier incarnation of this place under the name of “Olivia’s Boutique” and “ERA Boutique” about five years ago (below, with a youthful selfie).

Olivia's Boutique

Olivia’s Boutique

April 27, 2015

Dunescape

Filed under: Bethells Beach — Tags: — paul @ 7:10 am
Dunescape

Dunescape

Lake Wainamu lies just inland from Te Henga (Bethells Beach). A lovely little lake whose dominating feature is the giant sand dune of black sand. We took about an hour for the walk around the lake on a fine Saturday afternoon.

Self Portrait with Lake Wainamu

Self Portrait with Lake Wainamu

April 1, 2015

Self Portrait with Coathanger

Filed under: Smile,Theme Day — Tags: — paul @ 7:03 am
Me and a Coathanger

Me and a Coathanger

I wanted to scratch my head — but I could not find it …

The City Daily Photo theme for April is “My Camera-shy Self Portrait“. Above is my most recent one, at ECC Lighting and Furniture during the Urbis Design Day on March 21.

Quite a few more are found in my growing collection of selfies. Two fine examples (April 12, 2012, and December 22, 2012) below.

Click here to see the work of many more closet narcissists.

Hello World!

Hello World!

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney and Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney and Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror

January 18, 2015

Self Portrait in RGB

Filed under: Art,City,Physics — Tags: — paul @ 8:52 am
Self Portrait in RGB

Self Portrait in RGB

The Auckland Art Gallery currently shows “Light Show“, an exhibition organised by Hayward Gallery, London, letting you experience the wonder of light. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in this exhibition. But there is a (free, and free to take photos) sideshow “Wavelength” created in association with the AUT Colab – a “multimedia wonderland for children and families”. There you can play with the basics of RGB, seeing how the three beams of red, green, blue add up to white, and get to cast your shadow in full colour. Nice one!

See my growing collection of selfies.

Everybody Does It!

Everybody Does It!

Mrs H Does It!

Mrs H Does It!

September 9, 2014

Self Portrait at Cornwallis Wharf

Filed under: Cornwallis,Shadows — Tags: — paul @ 7:03 am
Cornwallis Wharf

Cornwallis Wharf

A sunny but chilly afternoon outing to this popular beach spot on the Manukau.

See my growing collection of selfies.

July 5, 2014

Self Portrait at Ascot

Filed under: Black and White,Shadows — Tags: — paul @ 7:13 am
Hospital Scene

Hospital Scene

At Ascot Hospital, that is. While there is no doubt that hospitals look best from the outside, if you have to go inside, this is a good place. After a long grey afternoon the clouds opened a narrow slot, letting the sun stream in.

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

See my growing collection of selfies.

May 30, 2014

Self Portrait with Te Komoki

Filed under: Huia,Sky — Tags: — paul @ 7:13 am
Manukau Heads and Te Komoki

Manukau Heads and Te Komoki

The view from the Huia Point platform, with Manukau Heads and lighthouse on the left, Manukau bar, and the conical Te Komoki on the right.

See my growing collection of selfies.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

May 24, 2014

Self Portrait with Pyramid

Filed under: Art,Black and White,sculpture,West Island — Tags: — paul @ 7:09 am
Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

From an exhibition of work by the American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition runs until August 3.

See my growing collection of selfies.

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

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

February 10, 2014

Mainly Green

Filed under: Glen Eden,Parks,Shadows — Tags: — paul @ 7:45 am
Harold Moody Park

Harold Moody Park

Harold Moody Park in Glen Eden is home of the Glenora Bears Rugby League club. I drove past long after the match, and after-match, had finished…

Long shadows and gum trees. At a pinch, this picture also qualifies as a selfie.

October 23, 2013

Self Portrait without my Head

Filed under: City,Smile — Tags: — paul @ 7:03 am
Babyface

Babyface

Seen in St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Road.

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