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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Kaikoura Seals, NZ

These are New zealand Fur seals and you can see them on the rocky headlands next to the road as you drive between Picton and kaikoura in New Zealand. In fact there are so many seals that local fishermen regard them as a pest, maintaining they are eating too many fish. To take this photo [...]

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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Fishermen at Tonle Sap Village, Cambodia

This friendly guy lives in Tonle Sap – the village that gets flooded every year during the rains.  I actually have quite a few great shots of that day so if you like this one, you’ll see plenty more in the Cambodia Gallery. Shutter speed: 1/20 Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 400

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7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Action/Sports, Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Monks on a motorbike, Cambodia

In Cambodia, like lots of places in South East Asia, the locals have a very flexible view of road safety. Helmets? Who needs ‘em? The basic idea is to pile as many as you can on to the motorbike (children can be stacked) whilst still maintaining balance and with a total disregard for any other [...]

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7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Cambodian Girl

Debbie and I meet this young girl in Tonle Sap Cambodia. Tonle Sap is near Ankor Wat but few travellers ever visit. The whole community is cut off when the lake floods for much of the year. The houses are built on stilts and everyone gets around by boat. The kids, as always in Cambodia, were [...]

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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Variable Oystercatchers

These little fellas are fairly common in New Zealand. The black ones like these are called Variable Oystercatchers and the black and white ones are called Pied Oystercatchers. They live on sandy beaches just above the tide line. It’s really easy to turn an all black subject like this into a black blob. I usually [...]

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7 years, 5 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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7 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 1
Omo Valley boy

This kid lives in Omo valley, Southern Ethiopia and had the most intense gaze I’ve ever encountered. I had to crop the photo a bit strange close to accomodate my website but I really wanted to zoom in on him for full impact. The deal is that you have to pay everytime you take a [...]

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7 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, Uganda, Wildlife 0
Nile Valley Crocodile, Uganda

Crocs are a dime a dozen in the Uganda section of the White Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. They lay all over each other basking in the sun on the banks. A telephoto lens comes in handy if you want to get a good closeup like in this shot but apart from that it [...]

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7 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Moria Gate

This shot was taken in Moria Gate, Kahurangi National Park, on the west coast of the South Island in New Zealand. The biggest challenge – getting the campervan up the metal road to the car park. It had been raining heavily so the road had a few slips and we could hear the trees scraping [...]

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7 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Best of - still life, fp, New Zealand, Still Life 3
Goldminer's Cottage

This was a pretty easy shot to take. I tried a couple of  different compositions and ended up liking the classic ’3/4 profile’ the best. Strait on and it tended to look a bit boring although looking at it now I should have got down a bit lower. I used bracketed exposures and tweaked the [...]

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