Auckland Transport (AT), in partnership with the Howick Local Board and the NZ Transport Agency, constructed a new ferry pontoon and pier at the end of Ara-Tai to the southern side of the Sealink terminal at Half Moon Bay.
The AT project team worked closely with mana whenua on the pier design and the structure incorporates elements of local interest including items which reference mana whenua values.
This was the first of two ferry terminals I photographed exclusively with a Canon 24mm tilt-shift lens in pano mode.
Such was the lines of the structure, dictated by its need to extend well out into the channel when the tide was out, that only a panoramic view would express its beauty. Combine that with the evening light and the magical lighting along its breadth it came alive through my lens, all the while for some it may well be just a functional structure.