Saturday, 6 July 2019
Most times I go out to Muriwai there are tourists and often wedding couples having their photos taken on the big wave cut platform at the southern end of Muriwai Beach. Sometimes I catch them letting their hair down :)
All colours except red set to zero saturation (effectively black or white)
Black and white with the effect of a red filter (darkens blue , lightens red)
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
I worked for many years up until mid 2016 in the building just to the right in the photos above and below, the construction of the City Rail Link started in 2015 along with the demolition of the Downtown Shopping Mall. The mall had been there even before I came to Auckland in 1976 but was a great place for a bit of lunch time shopping as well as a snack in the half decent food hall.
The building I was in was originally built by the Ministry of Works in 1973 for Air NewZealand but was for as long as I worked there the HSCB Building. A mixture a commercial, central and local government tenants, a few of whom vanished along with their exotic and expensive (someone else's money) cars from the basement car park with the global financial crisis. The latest move by the current owners is to evict the tenants and turn the whole place into apartments, north facing ones above level 6 will have great unrestricted views over the harbour. Below level 6 you'll see the side of the ferry building - buyer beware.
You can dress it up with neon but it's still horrible.
Monday, 27 May 2019
This model of a 1950's State House sits at the end of Queens Wharf in Auckland. Accessible only on foot but within easy reach of the ferry terminal and Britomart Station.
Controversially expensive but what quirky art piece isn't ? "The Lighthouse"
Personally I love it, especially at night but I just wish they hadn't double glazed the windows it makes photographing the interior a nightmare, and yes I did photoshop off the ugly landing (see link above) in the middle photo.
Tainui Bridge is a 7-span bowstring - arch for road traffic opened in 1959, when the 1915 bridge became rail only, and a footbridge was attached to its side. Tainui Bridge was strengthened in 2005[ to allow 500 tonne turbines to be carried to the Power Station, work which gained an award. Seismic strengthening was done in 2011. The bridge was repainted in 2016.