Tagged: Auckland photos

A distant look at Cyclone Cook - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 21, 2017

The Cyclone Last Thursday (13th April) Cyclone Cook arrived.  As a precaution, places in Auckland closed. Including Massey’s Albany campus at 11.00 am.  In the end the path of the Cyclone (for Auckland) was a little too easterly and we escaped most of the havoc.  Bad weather also can generate interesting seascapes, so I decided to try my luck at … Read More

An evening at Maungauika - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 12, 2017

At the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour, at Devonport, is Maungauika or North Head. The reserve can be appealing to explore in evenings.  On the west side, you get views of Devonport and Auckland itself.  On the east side there is a view of Rangitoto Island and the channel separating it from the North Shore.  With a couple of … Read More

Auckland Waterfalls: Karekare - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 06, 2016

The Auckland region has a surprising number of waterfalls to view.  A great number of these are located in the Waitakere ranges.  One of the falls I’d yet to see was Karekare.  One of the reasons is it’s a bit of a distance to the falls.  And a lot of the routes involve Auckland roads that really, don’t expedite travel.  I’ve … Read More

Sunday Seascape: 25 September - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 25, 2016

It’s not been a great weekend for outdoor photography in Auckland.  The steady rain and grey skies, without any dramatic storms, offered me few chances.  I did photograph the neighbour’s cat a couple of times, but it’s not really the same. These shots are thus, taken a little earlier in the week.  They’re of the sunrise at Waiake Beach.  On … Read More

Weekend sparrow antics - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 18, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve done some bird photography.  It’s a shame because it is one of the subjects that kindled my interest in photography again.  As much as I enjoy landscape photography now, there is something about bird photography I enjoy. Maybe it is a throwback to when I was young, and my first encounters with wildlife were … Read More

Sunday Seascape 21 August - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 22, 2016

Sunday is my time for seascape photography. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the weekend goes.  But by Sunday afternoon it was time to visit a beach and absorb some of that lovely, NZ fresh air.  The cool weather means we have practically no heat haze at the moment.  That produces a nice clarity in images this time of … Read More

Sunday Seascape – 7 August - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 08, 2016

I got a new lens just before I went to China.  It’s a 135mm prime.  More specifically, it is the Sony 135mm f2.8 T4.5 STF lens.  The 135mm focal length has created a perspective I haven’t often used.  So part of the weekend goal was to practice composing photos at this length.  It also make sit easier to decide … Read More

Sunday Seascape: 29 May - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle May 30, 2016

Sunday around Auckland was pretty dire weather-wise, so I have dug into some past shots for view of Auckland.  Both shots are taken form North Head, looking over Devonport toward the Auckland CBD. Obviously they were taken at night time.  This meant along the way I startled the odd hedgehog, who wasn’t expecting pedestrians this time of night. I had … Read More