Photo trip: Narrow Neck 15-1-10

In my ongoing search for photos I headed to Narrow Neck, which is a safe swimming beach in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore (map). As I write I realise that I should have taken an overall photo of the beach for you, and I’ll endeavour to remember to do this next time.

One of the interesting things about Narrow Neck is that you can see the ships coming down the channel as they prepare to enter the Port of Auckland. They’re about 2.5km/1.6mi offshore, and in the photo below the ship looks a lot closer than it really is because I used a powerful zoom lens (650mm):

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Ships are well and good, but I went to photograph that peculiar species called Homo Sapiens. These two larrikins asked me to take their photo…

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And then they  went for a run…

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Have those guys have ever seen Chariots of Fire? Cue Vangelis. Running is a popular pastime on beaches, as is fetching. This woman combined the two…

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No beach would be complete without kids, and any kid will tell you that life is full of indignities when you’re young…

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Some of which are your own fault entirely…

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This kid started off with a more dignified approach…

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Then he spent some time considering the possibilities offered by an ocean that was a few billion time bigger than he was…

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He was not amused when passers-by interrupted his contemplations…

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Finally, he decided to abandon his dignity and explore one of the oceanic possibilities that he’d thought of…

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On that note I decided to head home, and while in Devonport waiting for the ferry I spotted a nice sunset behind the Sky Tower and Auckland CBD…

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And that was that, until next time…

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