Tagged: Hauraki Gulf

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

Book review: The story of the Hauraki Gulf - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Oct 28, 2016

A new book on the Hauraki Gulf spans the breadth of natural and human history and will be an enjoyable read for those who make their home and livelihoods around the Gulf. The Story of the Hauraki Gulf: Discovery, transformation, restoration has been lovingly compiled and written by Raewyn Peart – policy director at the Environmental Defence Society. At first glance, The Story … 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

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: 14 February - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 16, 2016

This is another shot taken at Waiakae Beach, possibly the most picturesque beach along the East Coast Bays.  The Tor and surrounding rocks generate many points of interest. A lee little-stopper was used to slow the shutter and create the blurring on the water. Click for original   Photo taken with Sony a900 and Minolta 17-35mm f3.5 G lens. Read More

Sunday Seascape 8 - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 06, 2015

Ok, it isn’t Sunday anymore, but what with taxes and other things, Sunday seemed to get away on me.  Also, it was more fun watching The Hobbit with children last night.  Is it churlish to mention I didn’t find the third movie to be as entertaining as the first two?  Seemed to have too much time devoted to fighting, and … Read More

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