Under the Tree

A trip up One Tree Hill to see the lambs proved to be a bit of failure with the Olympus E500 this weekend. I think the combination of fast running lambs, overcast light and long zoom tested the old DSLR beyond its comfort zone. Upon opening at home, the majority were blurry. Never mind, perhaps […]

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City South

Following on from yesterdays image, over the next week I have a few shots to share from a trip up the Sky Tower. Featured in a number of photos I have shown, and being about 15 years since I last went up, I thought it was about time to venture up and capture some of […]

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View to New Life

  Todays image brings my One Tree Hill/Cornwall Park series to a close. The building in view is the local hospital, once known as National Womens. Many mothers when there back in the day to have their children. It was not always practice that the father/husband could come into the birthing area with the mum […]

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Tree on the Hill

  Another ‘Tree on the Hill’ on One Tree Hill. Looking North, I snapped this, just enjoying the tree against the clear sky and the gradually curved mound – about 4/5’s of the way down the hill and back into Cornwall Park. Shot on the Sony Nex, edited in Gimp.

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The View

  Moving down the hill a little, and toward the North from yesterdays image, I snapped ‘The View’ One Tree Hill is full of quite little spots where one can relax, sit and take in nature, as well as look out towards Auckland. Unless you choose one of the common trails, you will only be […]

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Once was One Tree Hill

  So todays image is what One Tree Hill now looks like (minus the one tree!). There have been a number of illegal replantings of trees on the summit, removed by the local council. It is said that when Treaty claims are finalised, or when local council and Iwi (loosely the Maori group of the […]

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Little Sheep Below

  Moving up past the tree in yesterdays posting, the view down towards the southern side of Cornwall Park starts to show our elevation, with sheep turning into small ant size…sheep. As mentioned yesterday, One tree Hill is covered in Trees. However, back in the day, it had a big tree on the summit of […]

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