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Panoramic 1 | May 29, 2008 7:42 PM

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Wanaka, NZ
6th May 2006 | 12:00:31
Nikon D70
1/800sec
f8.0
18mm
200
0.0
Aperture priority
Not Fired

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This is the widest photo I have ever posted on Lightflows and is one that I've been meaning to put up for a while. It was taken at lake Wanaka in New Zealand and for me is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The stitch is made from 5 separate exposures, that I put together in Photoshop , normally I use PT Gui, but PS worked great on this sequence. Apart from the lense flare ,which shows a nasty thumb print :-( I'm reasonably happy with this one.

If you have the bandwidth and want to see a larger version , it is here.

cloud burst | March 13, 2008 9:51 PM

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Poolburn, NZ
24th May 2006 | 08:37:14
Canon Eos 1Ds mkII
1/1250sec
f4.5
24mm
100
+0.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

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This shot has a bit of a story attached to it. It was taken on location in New Zealand whilst filming a movie that has just come out, 10 000BC. As always on film sets, we were up at the crack of dawn, and got to see so many sunrises and sunsets in different weather conditions... it was a privilege.

Anyway, without giving too much away about the film, this picture was taken in a canyon that the mammoths, which feature in the film, run through. The company I work for put the mammoths into the location as a Visual effect.

As the sun was breaking through the fog , these amazing shadows of the ridge appeared through the mist, it was quite incredible to see.

cabin deLuxe | January 16, 2008 9:29 PM

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Poolburn Reservoir, NZ
03rd May 06 | 7:52:58
Canon Eos 1Ds MKII
1/800
f4.0
24mm
100
0.0
Manual
Not Fired

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Following on from yesterday's post, where Rose spotted some buildings in the background, I decided to post another shot from the lake side with one of the cabins in view.

According to the locals , the lake is a popular fishing spot and these are , what i consider to be , quite luxurious cabins for overnight fishing trips, hence the title of the post. I guess it gets pretty cold up around these parts, so maybe a tent wouldn't suffice.

The lake is littered with smallish buildings and outdoor toilets, which make for stark constrasting subject matter and interesting compositions, as in this post.

Lastly,this B&W was processed in DXO and then a bit of Photoshop, I'm thinking of posting a desaturated colour version of this one in the next few days. Thanks to everyone who commented on the last one and well spotted Rose!

Time stands still #2 | January 15, 2008 9:25 PM

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Poolburn Reservoir, NZ
03rd May 06 | 7:50:28
Canon Eos 1Ds MKII
1/320
f4.0
24mm
100
0.0
Manual
Not Fired

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Evening all. Well, no forest shots again i'm afraid, I seem to be coming down with some sort of bug/cold, so have been taking it easy the past few evening's and resting up for work.

I had hoped to get some new material for the site, but the weather has be atrocious in the South East, if not most of the country the past few days.

Instead i'm posting some material from the archives, back to New Zealand and Poolburn reservoir. This shot is one of my personal favorite B&W's, I have a colour version hanging in my living room and just love the tranquility of this place, hence the title. This shot was taken in the same session as this one which is also another personal favorite.

Hopefully i will have a bit more energy in the next few days and some shots with some colour to post too!

Ice Lake | February 20, 2007 11:21 PM

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Snowstation. NZ.
1st Oct 2007 | 17:05:55
Nikon D200
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

Additional information

This ice lake is a stich of a couple of seperate shot which explains the distortion in at the sides of the image and the apparently super wide angle lense. Again, it's from my time spent in New Zealand, i like the tones in the sky and the way these are reflected in the ice.

Door at the end of the world #2 | February 10, 2007 9:10 PM

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Poolburn Reservoir, NZ
3rd May 2007 | 07:20:12
Canon Eos 1Ds MkII
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

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This is one of a series of shots at this location, Poolburn reservoir that pushed me to get more serious about my photograpy. It's a wider version of this shot.I didn't process the image except for the raw converson, as i wanted to keep the muted, desaturated tones and color of this very special morning.

A colleague and i had arrived on set to find a beautiful early morning frost, we decided to take some shots before work started. The doorway is a fishermans toilet at the lake side, i love the way it's just there in the middle of nowhere.

I've included a GoogleMaps location for anyone who want to know the location of this spot.

Google map

Still water #1 | February 10, 2007 4:12 PM

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Poolburn reservoir. NZ.
1st Oct 2007 | 17:05:55
Nikon D200
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

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Another shot from the New Zealand series, I have a large A2 print of this on the wall in my living room. This is a special photo to me, as it reminds of what a speicial place i was in when i took it, so calm and tranquil.

clarity | January 30, 2007 12:23 PM

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Poolburn reservoir.NZ.
1st Oct 2007 | 17:05:55
Nikon D200
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

Additional information

Another shot from Poolburn reservoir, this time including some of the rocks,I like the textures and frost covering on these.

Storm's a brewin' | January 28, 2007 3:29 PM

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Queenstown, NZ
18th April 2006 | 10:45:03
Nikon D70
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

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Time stands still | January 13, 2007 11:34 PM

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Poolburn reservoir, Otago. NZ.
3rd May 2006 | 07:23:45
Canon Eos 1Ds MkII
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

Additional information

This is another shot of the reservoir at Poolburn reservoir in New Zealand, i don't have much else to say about it that I haven't mentioned in the other posts about this location, apart from i like the stillness and symetry of the reflections.

Battlegrounds | January 13, 2007 10:34 PM

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High above Otago. NZ
7th May 2007 | 16:23:40
Canon Eos 1Ds MkII
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

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Another shot of the Otago region in New Zealand's South Island. I was lucky enough to be asked along for a ride in one of the productions helicopters,hence the shot is ever so slightly soft. Up in the helicopter we were afforded fantastic views of the region

This region is where some parts of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogys were shotsand you can see why from the dramatic landscape,

Door at the end of the world | January 9, 2007 10:53 AM

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Poolburn Reservoir, NZ
3rd May 2007 | 07:20:12
Canon Eos 1Ds MkII
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

Additional information

This is one of a series of shots at this location, Poolburn reservoir that pushed me to get more serious about my photograpy. I didn't process the image except for the raw converson, as i wanted to keep the muted, desaturated tones and color of this very special morning.

A colleague and i had arrived on set to find a beautiful early morning frost, we decided to take some shots before work started. The doorway is a fishermans toilet at the lake side, i love the way it's just there in the middle of nowhere.

I've included a GoogleMaps location for anyone who want to know the location of this spot.


View Larger Map

Spectral horizon | January 9, 2007 10:52 AM

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Snow station,South Island, New Zealand
8th May 2006 | 17:05:55
Nikon D200
1/160
f8.0
75mm
200
-1.0
Aperture Priority
Not Fired

Additional information

One of the benefits of my job is that i get to travel a fair bit to film sets, and this trip, the best so far, was to New Zealand.

With the incredibly clean air in the Alpine region of the South Island the sunsets and sunrises are special. We were treated to specular events most days, this was one of the more color ones.