Tuesday in the City

Tuesday was good. Tuesday was amazing. I had to go to the office to sort out an IT issue for my team. That means a chance to shoot in the city and more importantly, more food options.

Lunch was at Chamate, a Chinese restaurant on Swanson. Customers enter, sit and place their orders on an order slip and hand it over to the waiter. Not me. It says a lot when the staff already know what I want. TC3 – Butter Prawns. Either I visit too often or I always order the same thing. Or maybe both.

After lunch, I camped out at a spot by the entrance to the restaurant and captured these shots.

Moving on from that spot, I walked through town towards Britomart. Like most cities, Auckland is constantly undergoing road or building works. But at Covid alert level 3 and the recent move to 2.5, there seems to be even more construction work. Maybe with so many people working from home, the fluorescent vests standout even more.

There is a good reason why I won’t go down the film route. I tend to take multiple shots of the same scene. Multiple shots does not mean two or three. I’m talking 20-30. It might not be a good reason but it is a good reason for me as I’m as tight arse… except when it comes to food. 1 doughnut is not enough. Let’s throw in a slice of lemon pie too.

I ended up with these 2 shots from a pool of around 50 shots of this scene. I deleted most of them without having a second thought. But I’m happy with these two straight out of camera shots.

Author: Jason Phang

Hailing from Humid Singapore, I’ve been calling Auckland, New Zealand home since 2005. I love making photographs and I generally veer towards street photography.

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