Tagged: Auckland photos

Auckland nature reserves: Paremoremo - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 24, 2015

There are a good number of local forest reserves around the North Shore.  These are nice to escape into, and for a while, be among native birds, trees and other natural goodness.  So feeling the desire, on Sunday afternoon I went out to visit the Paremoremo Reserve.  It was also a chance to give my Minolta 17-35mm G lens a … Read More

The Esplanade Hotel: Happy Hour - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 11, 2015

There is a building in Devonport I quite like.  It is the Esplanade Hotel. I tried photographing earlier in the year (with a 20mm lens), but the amount of lens-flare caught in the image, ruined it for me.  This time, I hoped things would be different. I’ve got a new Lee Lens Hood, which combined with the filters, should produce … 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

Oakley Creek Waterfall - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 27, 2015

One of the kids had arranged a viewing of Marvel’s Age of Ultron on Sunday with friends. The cinema chosen was Henderson, which took me close to the Oakley Creek Scenic Reserve.  Auckland, say unlike Fiordland, isn’t normally known for its waterfalls.  Nonetheless, there is actually one in Central Auckland at Oakley Creek.   So while the children were being … Read More