Tagged: NZ photos

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 – 4 September - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 04, 2016

This week I got out to Te Henga (Bethells Beach) for some photography.  I’ve not previously managed to get out there, despite a couple of visits to Lake Wainamu.  One of the motivating reasons was the weather on Tuesday was near perfect in Auckland.  The clear skies and almost total lack of clouds in the morning also meant my waterfall … 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- 24 July - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 24, 2016

Well, I got back in NZ on Friday.  It was just for a quick meeting in Beijing on Asiatic black-bear conservation. China is home to more than just pandas.  Although that’s easy to overlook given the amount of merchandise with bears on it.  I even found a decent beer there (Panda Eyes Red Honey Ale) using pandas.  No pandas of … 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: 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