Nothing to do at home on a Sunday afternoon usually leads to photo expeditions with Sven (Bokeh Monster) in various locations around Auckland. We often end up walking around the city, but typically Sundays are pretty poor for people spotting for Sven's street portraits, and in this case we felt like an outdoor excursion. But with the weather looking pretty grey, we didn't want to travel too far away and waste the travel time if a storm set in, so we went the short distance to Riverhead forest to see what we could see..
We've previously explored around Woodhill forest a few times, but Riverhead was new to us, and in fact we didn't really know where we were going or how even to get in! We eventually found a gate a comfortable distance from the rifle range, and quickly left the road through an inviting hole in a hedge, and made our way over a little stream and up a hill to a pretty open area fulls of ferns and covered in pine needles.
Photographically, the light was pretty dull and uninteresting, but after complaining vociferously to each other, we eventually found a few things to shoot, and even got lucky with some brief patches of sun shining through the trees. Probably not my best work ever, but it was still fun to go 'bush walking' (a hundred metres off the road) and practice shooting things that aren't horses again!