Landscape
6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Landscape, Laos 0
Village in Nam Ha NPA, Laos

Debbie and I stayed in this village after a trek in the Nam Ha NPA. The villages in the area take turns on hosting trekkers as a way of suplementing their income although I had the feeling that not everyone in the village was into this. At times I felt a bit like an unwanted [...]

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6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: fp, Landscape, Laos 0
Vang Vieng bridge, Laos

Vang Vieng is a great place to photograph because of the limestone karsts that pepper the countryside. Most backpackers who visit this part of laos are here for the tubing on the Nam Song. The accepted practice is to hire a tube, get driven a few kilometers out of town and float down the river [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, Vietnam 0
Storm over Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is a bit of a tourist Mecca. It seems that every tourist is South East Asia, sooner or later finds themselves on a boat cruise of the 3000 or so limestone islands that make it such a draw.  The boats are called junks and while some certainly are, most are rather nice. Halong [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, Cambodia, fp, Landscape 2
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Ta Prohm looks like something out of Tomb Raider (which it is). The fact that the trees are growing all over it only adds to its appeal. Of all the temples in Angkor Wat this was my favourite because of the snakey tree roots. It’s hard to get a shot without other tourists in the [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Cambodia, fp, Landscape 0
Tonle Sap Village, Cambodia

After a hairy ride on the back of a motorbike along a heavily rutted clay road, we came across this village on the banks of Tonle Sap.  During the rainy season, the lake rises and the area floods, hence the houses are built on stilts to keep above the rising waters.  Everything of value, including [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Kahurangi National Park, NZ

This place is wet and damp – as is most of the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.  Debbie and I had gone here to photograph the limestone arches that this park is famous for, (we took this shot of Moria Gate on the same day) when we came across this pretty bend in a [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Landscape, New Zealand 2
Debbie in Kaikoura

Debbie reading the newspaper outside the town library in Kaikoura, New zealand. Kaikoura is all about whale watching – hence this mural of a whale. I like the composition of this shot so that you can’t see the rest of the building. I took the photo in Camera RAw and tweaked the exposure only a [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, HDR, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Moonrise on Lake Rotoiti, NZ

This is a bracketed shot (three exposures) as night falls on Lake Rotoiti near Nelson in New Zealand. The shots were combined in Photomatic to produce a high Dynamic range photos. I plan to write a tutorial about how to do this – it’s on my to do list. The next morning I took this [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Landscape, New Zealand 0
Ducks at Lake Rotoiti, NZ

These ducks were still asleep when I photographed Lake Rotoiti near Nelson in New Zealand. I had already taken a great shot the night before of the lake looking down the wharf at twilight. It is amazing how different the two pictures are with different light and different treatment in Camera RAW software. The polarizing [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Moeraki Boulders, NZ

The Moeraki Boulders on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island look as if they are a set of marbles left behind by a careless giant. The rocks are perfectly round and volcanic in nature (don’t quote me on that). You can see more rocks being exposed in the bank behind the beach. as [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 1
Nugget Point Lighthouse, NZ

I woke up about an hour earlier than I needed to get this sunrise shot of the Nugget point light house in New Zealand. I had to scramble up a hill and sit in the cold freezing my nuts off while I waited for sunrise. I took three photos at different exposures  (1 for the [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Purakaunui Waterfall

This is probably the most photographed waterfall in New Zealand. Purakaunui Waterfall is in the Catlins on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. To get this classic wispy water effect, just put your camera on a tripod and slow the shutter speed right down. You have to shoot in fairly low light to [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - still life, HDR, Landscape, New Zealand, Still Life 0
Arrowtown cottage

This is another goldminer’s cottage in the historic town of Arrowtown, near Queenstown in New Zealand. It’s my second best shot I took on the day. I prefer this shot of this cottage more. There was lots of bright dappled light and dark shadows so it isn’t as good as it would be if I [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Road to Karame, NZ

This shot was taken on the West Coast road to Karame, heading towards the Kahurangi National Park. It was right on sunset so I did three exsposures using a tripod to capture the colours in the sky and in the puddles and used Photomatix to make a HDR (high dynamic range) exposure. The nikau palms [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Te Waikoropupu Springs, NZ

These springs in the South Island of New Zealand claim to be some of the world’s clearest fresh water. If you want to photograph them at their best you need an absolutely windless day without a ripple on the water and a polarising filter. It’s unbelievable what a big difference the filter made to this [...]

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