Auckland, New Zealand
The photo above is taken with the Nikon D100 digital SLR and
the Nikon f/2.8 20mm D lens.
||Atop the Sky Tower -- The 328-meter high
edifice is a locus of Aucklander nightlife. Below its observation decks
(which offer bungee jumping during the day), the "Sky City"
complex contains a hotel, casino, theatre, cinema, lounges with live acts,
and restaurants that open late.
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" was on during my visit,
attracting the usual retinue of revelers in fancy dress.
On midnight of 1st January, 2003, Associated Press photographer Rob
Griffith deftly captured the fireworks launched from the Sky Tower. The
golden lights in one of these stunning images remind me of the large ferns
that proliferate within the temperate rain forests of both the North and
New Zealand 2002