Aerial photography in Auckland is something I produce on a regular basis, Mostly for the bigger property companies around the Auckland area and shooting industrial property and commercial office buildings to give a sense of the location in regard to the rest of the city for prospective investors.
Shooting from the air is never entirely predictable and an apparently suitable fine day can be spoiled by a thin layer of cloud covering the area that is only visible when flying overhead. Wind can be a factor and it can be a lot different 1000 feet up to to on the ground , not to mention cold, even in summer.
Weather in Auckland can be extremely changeable and a fine day can change quite quickly . Even worse there maybe no suitable fine weather and when there is it is at the wrong time for the light to be on the property you are trying to get the shots of.
Using filters both on the camera and in post processing can help , but it takes experience to handle these .
I must admit I have never been an enthusiastic flyer, but I do prefer buzzing a round the city in a helicopter with the door off to being stuffed in to a commercial airliner like a battery chicken.
For more examples. take a look at my website www.skytogroundphoto.co.nz