Sunset from Hawker Street

Sunset from Hawker Street

Taken on a walk around my local neighbourhood of Mount Victoria. I’ve been pointing the camera at the sun more recently as I like the look of lens flare. It’s especially great in video, which I have been experimenting more with recently. Though I’m far from ready to share my video work publicly. As you can see Hawker Street is a steep street, close to the city centre. It is the road that you have to drive up to get to the Mount Victoria lookout. It has a couple of great spots overlooking Wellington.

Wellington Airport

Wellington Airport

There are many hills around Wellington Airport. Both on the city side and in the Miramar peninsula. I intend to explore the bays and hills of Miramar more. This photograph was taken at sunset from the Moa Point Radar Station. Also known as Palmer Head Fortress it is a great place for a picnic and some plane spotting. From here we can see a Singapore airways plane getting ready to take off. Behind the airport is Lyall Bay. The road below where I was stood is Moa Point Road.

Ferry in Wellington Harbour

Ferry in Wellington Harbour

The Interislander is one of two ferry companies between New Zealand’s north and south islands. Seen here coming into Wellington harbour (North Island). I used a long 300mm lens here to create the compression of perspective. In the background behind the ferry is Wellington Airport. The runway is 2081 metres long. On the nearside is Evans Bay and behind the runway is the Cook Straight. To get this view I was stood at the top of a hill in Newslands, a suburb next to Johnsonville. This was my first attempt at this concept. It’s a little blurry and I do hope to retake it in the future with a longer lens. A plane landing or taking off in the background would be ideal if I can time it right.

Fireworks over central Wellington

Fireworks over central Wellington

For this year’s Chinese New Year I wanted to make sure I was on the harbour to watch the fireworks. This is the view west to Wellington’s central from the end of Clyde Quay Wharf. The fireworks came from a platform about half way between us and Frank Kitts Park on the waterfront. It was a great place to stand and watch. Dad and I were in a crowd of people, even a few photographers. I struggled to get many sharp or well exposed photographs. Out of the hundred or so I captured this was the best that night.