Regular Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’
6 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Seals at Ohau Stream, Kaikoura, NZ

This is quite a cool spot, just outside of kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island. These seal pups head up the stream to play under a waterfall. They are completely friendly and the day that we went, there was about 50 seal pups frolicking in the pond under the waterfall. I talk about this place [...]

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6 years, 12 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, 12 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 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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7 years 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 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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7 years 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 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 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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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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7 years 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 ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Woolly Jumper

I love this sheep – well not literally of course – but check out his horns. He was in a paddock full of rams with equally impressive head gear but this one was decent enough to look straight at me. Not only a sheep like this fun to photograph, they are also delicious. The shot [...]

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7 years 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 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, 1 month 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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