I am lucky enough to live in a house with wonderful views stretching over our suburb of Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore, across the Hauraki Gulf to the mountain ranges of the Coromandel Peninsula. It was a major factor in buying our house, but little did I realise at the time quite how stupendous the location would be for taking photographs. There really is never a dull moment, especially as the weather patterns I’ve alluded to previously mean that the outlook is often very dramatic indeed. I have an album on Facebook and Flickr called Dawn to Dusk from our Deck, composed entirely of these views through the changing seasons. And I’ve printed a book of photographs with the same title as a present for my wife.
And that’s not the end of it: on this site you can see a musical video of the same called “Room With a View”, named after the Richard Hawley song.
So I expect I will post a fair number of these over time, but it was hard to choose which to start with. So I’ve begun with a dawn picture, as it seems appropriate. I haven’t messed with this photo; it really was this dramatic.