May 27, 2013

May 26, 2013

St Patrick's Cathedral Downtown Auckland

Not long after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 Bishop Pompallier travelled south to Auckland. In 1841 he received a grant of land from Governor Hobson for a Catholic church here in Wyndham Street. A small wooden church school was erected in 1842 and was soon replaced by a substantial stone church which became New Zealand's     first Cathedral Church in 1848.

Swallows

Done these before but I can't resist the challenge of capturing them in flight and seeing their acrobatics frozen by the high speed shutter of the camera



May 20, 2013

Base Track Mauao

Seldom seen like this. A very popular walk and run and a beautiful little spot on the track

May 18, 2013

Luna Park Sydney

Taken from across the harbor and located just below the bridge.  This is a very old Sydney landmark originally opened in 1935 with several closures over the years since.

Waters Edge At Dusk



May 17, 2013

Manuteri Coming Home

Homeward bound at the end of a days charter fishing. Taken in the Tauranga harbour entrance with the Kaimai range in the distance and Matakana island on the tide line.
This boat has been working out of Tauranga for decades. I spent many hours on board on dozens of club dive trips scuba diving the local reefs. In those days she was a reasonable sea boat into the rough weather but a bit of a pig with a large following sea. Hard work for the skipper.










Manuteri being monstered by the container ship HS CHOPIN









Touch Of Yellow



May 16, 2013

Wings

On the water its just another duck. Captured in flight at 2000th of a second the beauty and amazing design of nature comes to life.

May 15, 2013

May 12, 2013

Autumn 2013

A quick trip to Mc Laren Falls park to look at the progress of Autumn.





Queen Victoria Building Sydney

The interior view from the second story with close up extracts