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 South - Fall Colors

             

Travel Photo Blog

      

 

                       Locations:

     

  1. Christchurch
  2. Twizel
  3. Wanaka
  4. Te Anau
  5. Queenstown

         

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    Christchurch & Arboretum    

 

   Panoramas

 

   Clouds

    

   

Map  (pdf)

   

Day 1:

   Lake Tekapo

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Church of the

Good Shepherd

 

Starting off with

an iconic structure. 

   

   

 

  Equip Notes: 

 

  D850 + 16-35 Nikon
  D850 + 100-400 Tam
  D7200 + 17-70 C
  RX100-II IR
  iPhone 7

 

 

  Equip Notes: 

 

<1500 images

92 posted

 

 

 

 (iPhone 7)

 

   South Canterbury / Mt Cook Natl. Park

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Cook

Tasman Valley

Burnett Range

 

The sparkle of

river is what

caught my

interest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Mt Cook

 

Notice the winds

blowing the

snow off the

peaks. 

 

 

Days 2 & 3:

   Mountains Outside Twizel

 

Lake Pukaki

  

Ben Ohau Range

Canterbury

 

We hit "peak"

autumn color

just perfectly. 

 

 

   

 

Mt. Cook

   

 

Back Country

Day 4:

     Helicopter Ride Out of Wanaka

 

  

 

 

 

Landing on top

of mountain.

   

   

 

The pilot asked

 if we were

afraid of heights.  "Nope. But I'm

 afraid of falls."

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 (iPhone 7)

   

Coromandel Peak 1

 

I mentioned this

would be a great place with a

model.  It turns

out that there are

a lot of wedding

images taken

here on

Google Images..

 

   

 

Coromandel Peak 2

 

Sun just peaking

out.   (pun)

 

   

 

Mountain 4

  

   REMARKABLES RANGE

 

Tussock

 

Infrared just

works great

with some kinds

of images.

 

   

  

 (RX-100 II IR)

Day 5:

   WANAKA

 

Lake Wanaka

Tree 1

 

Not showing all

 the hundreds of other tourists on

the beach.

 

 

   Central Otago Countryside

 

1.

 

OK, I'm lost.

 

   

 

Macro 2

 

Just awesome. 

 

 

 

 

Go to

Macros

Day 6:

   Milford Sound - Fiordland Natl. Park     (120 KM from Te Anau)

 

Boat

 

The view from the

boat landing was

marginal at

best.  I tried to convey the "feel"

of just how

massive the sound really was by photographing

back to the boat landing.

 

  That's a fairly

large boat.

Notice the background

mountains and

waterfall at left.  

 

   

 

Waterfall

 

Yes, shooting

waterfalls from a

boat is a typical

tourist shot

but I feel shooting

football and birds

in flight gives me

the necessary

reaction skills to

shoot this kind

of image.

 

   

 

Mountains

 

It really did

look like this. 

 

   

 

Heron

 

Fishing on

shoreline in

front of

Milford Sound.

 

  

    

 

 

 

 

   

 

Shore side

 

I wasn't excited

about an image of

the sound but

really liked the foliage on shore. 

Notice the detail

in the crystal

clear water. 

  

(So did a painter

sitting near

the other

photographers.)

 

   

 

Bird

   

Friendly little

guy searching

for food.

 

 

   

Road to Sound

 

Documenting the road to the

Sound.  The IR just

adds an extra element. 

 

   

  

 (RX-100 II IR)

   

 

River

 

I sure can take

a lot of really bad

images of rivers.

However, every

once in a while I

get something I

like. 

 

 

   

 

Tree

 

I walked back

a quarter mile

from the group

to photograph this old trunk with

all the neat stuff

going on

around it. 

 

 

Day 7:

   Mt. Aspiring Natl. Park

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

Nice pastoral location even

though a wedding

couple got bit by a horse behind us.

They were totally decked out in

traditional Asian

wedding attire.

  

The scene also doesn't hint

that we had to wait for several

tourist busses

to pass between taking pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

2.

 

The lighting

began to fade seconds after

jumping out of

our vehicle.  This

 is a prime case of shoot first, think later.

 

Let your years

of experience

guide the

composition. 

 

Light can be very

fleeting.

   

 

3.

 

Could have

used a few

clouds.

 

Day 8:

   Road above Glenorchy  (near Queenstown)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

The plan was to capture an image

with the tussocks

in the foreground. 

I took a lot of

pics but this is

the only one

that looked

like this.  The sun
and clouds

added to the

 image.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

2.

 

Some "painting"

composition

snuck into

this image. 

 

   

 

3.

 

Some "Palouse"

influence

although I've

never been

there. 

 

 

   

 

4.

 

Lake

Wakatipu

in background.

   

 

5.

 

Idyllic.

   

 

 

   

 

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04/23/18