Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Thanks to Tracy over at Hey Harriet for hosting us, you can visit her over at Shadow Shot Sunday: http://heyharriet.blogspot.com/

I want to share with you a bit of my world close to where I live, 25 minute drive from our home is the entrance to the Manukau Harbour. The Harbour has a reputation for being treacherous and unforgiving for boaties.
These shots were taken at the lighthouse at the Manukau Heads, the lighthouse is no longer in use, and has recently been rebuilt for historical purposes, there is however a signal station just below the lighthouse, where the harbourmaster resides..

The climb these steps and when you get to the top this is what you see..

The view of the harbour, and looking towards Auckland City is magnificent, even during Winter..

And the view on the other side, the entrance to the harbour is breathtaking, the Tasman Sea, next stop Australia...aprox 1700 kms away..
And on the way home I couldn't resist these little guys, with their Mums..

19 comments:

Ralph

The light sits upon a mighty rock, sitting high to any errant ships might take heed before entering - or weigh anchor, immediately...

NZ seems to offer an outstanding beauty, the highlands and sea so rugged. Someday, me and the wheelchair will see NZ and Oz. and their amazing formations...

Sarah

Wow-beautiful scenery and the lighthouse is stunning. That first view is really strange-like and Escher drawing-you could be looking up or down those steps.
Thanks for your Frida comment-she was such fun to make!

Sylvia K

That's a stairway to heaven! What a beautiful place and your photos are marvelous, Angela! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Greyscale Territory

Beautiful photos! The shadows up the steps seem to invite a walk into the skies! And what great views of Auckland from the top!

chubskulit

Beautiful shadows.

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The Summer Kitchen Girls

The stairway could almost be an optical illusion;0) Such a beautiful area you live in! Love the lighthouse picture, and the cows, too!
Karla & Karrie

Melissa

Good shots Angela.
I like seeing all this kiwi stuff.
Keep 'em coming.

Sweet Repose

Sure doesn't look like winter, but the views are fabulous and do look quite treacherous, especially in a storm, but beautiful.

Evette Mendisabal

Awesome shots Mum! The light house is GORGEOUS, we'll have to make sure we go there when we come home in January. There are SO many places I want to visit at home now that I'm not living there. It' amazing how much MORE beautiful home is when your thousands of miles away.

Love you!

Hey Harriet

The New Zealand scenery is breathtaking! And the air looks so clean too! So Australia is 1700 kms away? Geez, that's really not that far at all. I could almost swim to NZ! Er...maybe not... :)

Hope you have a great week!

Carin

Beautiful views and great shadows!

toby

Those are all great shots, but the first one is completely cool! Well found and caught!

Rosebud Collection

All great pictures..very beautiful.
Lighthouses are so wonderful..we have many on the coast of Maine..
They sure do give a wonderful view.
Happy SSS.

BLOGitse

ooooh, I can smell the fresh air, sea..and cows! I miss FRESH, CLEAN AIR!
Happy Sunday,
sunny greetings from Casa!
BLOGitsePHOTOS

Gerald (Hyde DP)

o i love the shadow climbing up the steps

Kitty

a charming tour, thank you.

an9e1a

Oh wow, such beautiful photos! I'd love to have a view like that somewhere around here!! I especially love that shadow shot of the steps! :)

Lisa's RetroStyle

The first shot is really cool...the rest are BEAUTIFUL!! Just stunning...even the sweet cows:) You're lucky to have such beauty so close to home!

Cassie

Breath taking. Fab Shadow Shots.

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