Waitangi Day Off

Today marks Waitangi Day in New Zealand – the day The Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the Maori of New Zealand and the British Crown in 1840. The treaty itself, often a source of discussion and argument, is on occasion brought to a head on Waitangi day. For many, as well as recognising our […]

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The Old Wind Vane

A quick snap from a birthday BBQ this evening. Seen better days, this wooden bi-plane vane sits in the garden, slowly falling to pieces. Still has its trusty pilot by the looks! Shot on the Samsung Galaxy and slightly edited in Gimp.

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Balmain Reserve and the Beach

As the days rapidly count down to the end of Holiday time, I have decided to continue on with my ‘digital Polaroid’ theme for the last few days. Hitting 25 degrees in Auckland today, we headed down to Cheltnham beach for a swim (I have written about the beach numerous times in the past so […]

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Looking out at Whitford

What was to be a few hours in the morning trip to view a car, turned into a full day out at the south eastern beaches of Auckland. On our way there I stopped at a high point, looking down at an area called Whitford and out into the harbour. In hand I had mobile […]

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Calf in the Store

A lazy day at home for boxing day today. We considered heading out to the shops, but with boxing day madness and nothing specific in mind, we wisely decided against it. Todays shot, taken on the samsung galaxy and edited in afterfocus, was a small garden model I spotted in the shop a few days […]

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Birthdays and Handball

Another quick ‘on the run’ photo day. Some kids chalk, a ball and group of friends resulted in a round of Kiwi rules handball 4 square. – remembering our younger days! Image shot on samsung galaxy s2 and shot using vignette.

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Over the Motorway

Last week on my walk in town I crossed a recently finished walkway bridge linking Ponsomby to the eaterfront. Its been a long time in the making, initially, to my knowledge, being planned for completion a year ago. A combination of steel, glass and concrete, its certainally a nicely finished unit. Shot on my galaxy […]

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Whites beach Piha

An archive shot with a bit of a processing twist today. I was thinking about the growth in android and apple camera apps, as well as what may be a slowly growing trend (at least in the more compact/non dslr field) of built in apps on phones.At the very least, it is becoming more common […]

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Roaming the City

I had some time early this afternoon to roam some of the close to cbd suburban and park areas. Mostly I was shooting with my 35mm Ricoh tls, but I also grabbed a few shots on the mobile phone. Im sure I have said it before, but there is something quite cool with park areas […]

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Run Santa Run

A quick mobile photo on the go today. After work hundreds of people around the country (and other countries I think) gathered in their main towns to take part in ‘The Great KidsCan Santa Run’. A short fun run that raises funds towards children with cancer, its likely the most santas anyone will see in […]

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