Tagged: long exposure

Auckland Waterfalls: A collage - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 10, 2016

Over the last two years I’ve taken many more photos of waterfalls in the Auckland region.  There’s an amount I was never aware of over in the Waitakere Ranges.  I’ve visited many of these falls several times.  The trick (for photography) is go typically when it is overcast.  That way the clouds act as a giant diffusing filter for the … 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: 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

Sunday Seascape 27 March - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 28, 2016

It’s a long weekend, so I can appreciate things get a bit quiet.  The shot below is of the Waitemata Harbour and the Auckland skyline.  I guess it should probably be counted as a cityscape more than a seascape. Anyway, this was the lost shot of an evening spent on North Head.  I’d already packed up my gear and was … Read More

Sunday Seascape 29 November - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 30, 2015

We’ve had some lovely days in Auckland. So I have actually left the computer behind, and gone out to take photos.  This feels even more important of late, as I’m about to go back to China to do more fieldwork.  One thing China tends not to have, is scenes like the Hauraki Gulf.  Especially in winter. North Head in Devonport … Read More

The Waterfalls of Auckland - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 19, 2015

Auckland is actually a fascinating city.  With the Waitakere Ranges to the west, the Hauraki Gulf and numerous other landscapes, there’s a lot to explore.   One of my goals of late has been to take more and more of the waterfalls around here.  It intrigues me that we are surrounded by so much, yet I encounter so few of … 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

Sunday Seascape 7 - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jun 07, 2015

This was taken at Waiake Beach around by the Tor.  The wind was unpleasant and discouraged most of the fishers from hanging around. Knowing this would produce a fair bit of vibration on the tripod, I hunkered down low and looked for some low-angle shots.  This was taken with the aid of a circular polariser, which meant that objects below … Read More

Time to take some pictures - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 15, 2015

One of the things I like to do after an expedition overseas is decompress. That usually means heading out with a camera and enjoying the NZ scenery. No meetings, no crowds of people, no airport departure lounges or packed queues. So, after the last trip to China (late March) it’s time to appreciate NZ again. It is almost a cliche … Read More

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