Every Picture Tells A Story: Tamaki Drive at Night

I have a complicated relationship with Auckland. Over the past five years since we moved here, the city has become a bloated, enormous metropolis which simply cannot sustain its ever-growing population. Essentials like roads, public transport, health care and housing have fallen apart at the seams in Auckland leading us to head south and away from the chaos.

Although if there is a redeeming feature to Auckland it’s the Waitemata Harbour and the serene views from the eastern suburbs. Captured here at night with my Canon G7x Mark II. I then used a gif maker to create the movement in this cinematograph. What’s a cinematograph you ask? It’s a still image with some slight subtle movement to it that captures a mood or a feeling. See this Reddit thread for more examples.

Auckland at night by content catnip
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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

2 thoughts on “Every Picture Tells A Story: Tamaki Drive at Night

  1. There’s a function on the camera of iphones called ‘live photo’ — the GIF reminded me a little of that….but these cinematographs have cooler, more isolated movement.


    1. I’m sure it looks good on the iphone, you can do awesome things with them. On a regular camera it’s pretty easy to make cintematographs of changing scenes like water or cars moving. It’s about isolating and masking out parts of the still images and then superimposing them onto one another so that you can see the ‘still’ part and the moving part in the one image. 🙂


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