Yesterday was a holiday to celebrate the Queen's birthday. I celebrated by taking photos. For the first time since we've been in New Zealand I went out by myself with no other purpose than to shoot pictures. Although we've been to some amazing places with spectacular scenery, we are always on our way to an assignment or other activity and I always have to rush to squeeze in a photo or two. And the times we do have free, Jeff is always with me and he's not keen on hanging around too long while I mess around with camera equipment, lenses, and filters or take time scouting around for the best compositions.
I've wanted to get some pictures of the Auckland skyline at night ever since we've been here, so this was the day. The Sky Tower shines with different colors and combinations of colors for special occasions and holidays and is the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere.