On the Bamboo Path

Posted on | August 25, 2013 | 23 Comments |

There are all sorts of walking tracks, paths and lanes around Auckland – some for hiking; others simply to cut through a piece of bush and save a few minutes. A few weeks ago when I was driving around randomly (as I am wont to do, sometimes) I stumbled across a lovely shortcut which connected two roads. I’d driven all the way to the end of a very long and windy road – narrow and with amazing views – but couldn’t figure out anything to do with it, other than appreciate it. After back-tracking and a taking few random turns later, I spotted this at the end of a short cul-de-sac:

tree flax pathway

Where did it go, I wondered? Hopping out and getting ready for an amble, I was surprised to find a short, steep lane that went around a bit of a bend and then led straight back to the end of the street I’d been on!

path road bamboo

It was, I thought, perfect for a Scavenger Hunt location. With any luck the older gentleman gardening on the top street wouldn’t pick that moment to come down the lane… and the construction workers remained just far enough down the bottom street to not to be seen (although I could definitely hear them)!

I hooked my gorilla pod onto some bamboo, set the camera timer for a ten second delay to take ten shots, and tried to line myself up right.

Was that someone coming?

Bamboo Path 03

I had no idea how very well placed the camera was, between the leaves, until I looked at the shots taken. This one was my favourite:

curvaceous dee breasts bamboo

And that was my walk down the bamboo path, and my resulting Scavenger Hunt success! You never know what you’ll find so close to home …


It’s not a lane I’d want to walk every day (I don’t like steep paths, that’s for sure). But it was fun for photos!

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23 Responses to “On the Bamboo Path”

  1. Fred
    August 25th, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    You have that nervous look of one about to be discovered!
    Nice composition with the leaves.
    Good one!

  2. Marie Rebelle
    August 25th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    I really should get myself a gorilla pod so I can make some images too when out and about on my own!

    Great shots, Dee! I think the placing of your camera was great!

    Rebel xox

  3. Silverdrops
    August 25th, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    Excellent accidental composition.

  4. Bunny
    August 26th, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    Gorgeous shots! The bamboo couldn’t have better placement if you tried!

  5. Anastassia
    August 26th, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    This path is so beautiful, and I love the fact that you take the chance to make it even more awesome by exposing your breasts! Yay for flashing! lol

  6. Deviant
    August 26th, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Love the overlay of the leaves! I like bamboo… reminds me of canes :)

    Yay for finding a new Scavenger Hunt location.

  7. GrittyWoman
    August 26th, 2013 @ 3:25 am

    Another beautifully done Scavenger Hunt picture. With the camera placement, the viewer feels like they are hiding in the bushes, peeking out at you, and then in the last image, we are caught peeking. I love it.

  8. Jade
    August 26th, 2013 @ 4:34 am

    I love the feel of being a secret observer – one of my favorite types of picture, to be honest. So cool!

  9. Beck
    August 26th, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    Woohoo, for another location! Well done.

  10. dizzygirl
    August 26th, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    How daring!

  11. sunkissedJess
    August 26th, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    Great location and lovely pictures!

  12. Heaven
    August 26th, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    That is really beautiful.

  13. Miss July
    August 26th, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    I just love your bravery to accomplish the Scavenger Hunt pictures.

    These are such incredible pictures with beautiful scenery to adorn them.

    Well done Dee!!

    xxx Miss July xxx

  14. PropertyOfPotter
    August 26th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I love how bold and confident you are! It’s so beautiful!

  15. KaziGrrl
    August 26th, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Great find! and I love that shot too, peeking through the leaves :)

    I had a similar spontaneous find recently too… you’ll see it soon :)

    ~Kazi xxx

  16. Harper Eliot
    August 27th, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    Hehe, you look so gorgeously inquisitive.

  17. Penny
    August 27th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    These turned out really pretty with the leaves framing you!

  18. nilla
    August 28th, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    well, love, you’ve done it again…captured the sweetness of you, all with serendipity! How lush and beautiful your homeland is! (I thought it was winter, heading into spring?)

    Love your ‘sinful scavenger hunt’ pictures…I think the subject material is simply….AWESOME!!



  19. Molly
    August 28th, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    I love the voyeuristic feel to these, as if we are peeping through the bamboo to see what you are up to


  20. Stranded
    September 1st, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    Accidents do happen…fun that they can be.


  21. John
    September 2nd, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    As ever … so brave!

    (Sorry for the late commenting; I’ve been away)

  22. Rebecca
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    What a delightful spot! And you’re right the camera was perfectly placed! It’s always so nice when those rushed, self photographs turn out so well!

  23. Dee
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Fred – As one does in that situation!

    Rebel – It was definitely one of my better purchases. It lives in my bag (as does my camera) and get a remarkable amount of use.

    Silverdrops – I was quite delighted when I saw the results :)

    Bunny – *grins*

    Anastassia – It is an activity I definitely enjoy.

    Deviant – It’s usually the kind of thing you find at the end of gardens, here – not lining a pathway like this. But it looked gorgeous.

    GrittyWoman – Voyeurism for the win?

    Jade – I shall have to see if I can manage more of this type of image, then!

    Beck – Thank you :)

    dizzygirl – It certainly made my day!

    Jess – I was delighted to stumble across it.

    Heaven – Thank you!

    Miss July – *blushes* You say the loveliest things :)

    PropertyOfPotter – It’s grown over the years, I swear.

    Kazi – Oh, excellent!

    Harper – Now that’s a good thing to be, right?

    Penny – I was very pleased with it, I must say.

    nilla – It is indeed winter heading into spring. Hence the cardigan over a long-sleeved top. But we have a lot of evergreen natives here as you can see :)

    Molly – I am glad you were peeping!

    Stranded – Definitely fun…

    John – Not a problem – I have yet to do my rounds as well!

    Rebecca – It certainly is better than when they don’t, that’s for sure :)

    xx to all,


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