Having lived in Auckland for nearly a year now, much of my photography of the city has been views of the skyline from the various hills. A couple of weeks ago I went for a bush walk out west on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges. The walk took me to Fairy Falls. But within a couple of minutes walk of where I parked the car this was the view looking east. It was quite unexpected to come across so a large clearing in the bush, especially one with such a great view of the city. On the left you can see the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Rangitoto Island behind. The main city centre is off to the right.