Amazing Auckland Anniversary

January 27—the day before yesterday—was Auckland Anniversary day, and part of the city’s celebration was a fantastic light show with accompanying music produced by solar lights on the huge Harbour Bridge, powered by some 400 “fridge-sized” Tesla batteries and designed & choreographed by a New Zealand company called Vector Limited. Squiddy invited us to go along to try to find a vantage point and, though the traffic full of people with similar intentions was formidable and hardly moving, her knowledge of the area helped us to find a reasonable spot with little competition. Of course, I brought my camera along and set it up, but I had last used it for the recent two-spined spider, and I forgot to replace the 85 mm macro lens with my 18-140 mm workhorse lens, so I was handicapped by having nothing but a mildly-telephoto capability. Still, though I was unable to get both the bridge and the Sky Tower in the same frame, I did what I could and am reasonably pleased with my results. There are a number of videos of the display online, and rather than include a direct link to any of them, if you do a simple search for Auckland Anniversary or Vector Lights, you will easily be able to find a good selection.

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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6 Responses to Amazing Auckland Anniversary

  1. Emily Gooch says:

    Looks like the limitation of the lens had no impact on your talented photography skills. The photos are beautiful! Makes me wish I wish I was there. I do hope to visit New Zealand someday soon. :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Emily, it is so good to hear from you again. My attention has been regretfully distracted from my circle of WP friends by other pressing (sorry) matters, and I’m sorry that I missed your heart-felt year’s-end post. I am trying to catch up, but it’s a long process, as you well know. Thanks so much for you kind comments, and I’m looking forward to catching up with you again.

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful display! A :)

  3. Happy 2018 to you. The bridge sure didn’t look like that when we saw it a year ago or in 2015.

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