ZQN/FOX NZ Holiday (!=56k)

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Cat600RR, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Cat600RR

    Cat600RR Member

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    Spent a couple of weeks in Queenstown and Fox Glacier in New Zealand.

    I was only planning on taking 1 body and 1 lens, but ended up with 3 lenses, 5 cards, ziploc bags, remote, cir-pol, lens cloth and 055PRO tripod . Luckily I still managed to fit it all (minus the tripod) in a lowepro shoulder bag.
    Canon 16-35 f2.8
    Sigma 10-20 fdon'tremember
    Canon 24-105 fheaps IS

    Some of my favourites:

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    From a chopper at Fox Glacier.

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    Taken by the missus while I was driving down from The Remarkables Snow park thingy.

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    As above.

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    From The Remarkables Carpark.

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    Exit.

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    A Blue Lagoon.

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    A path to A Blue Lagoon.

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    Somewhere cold.


    And two offensively overdone HDRs. If you don't like that kinda thing, don't click here or here.

    Not forgetting this tree.
    The same tree with some perspective.
     
  2. xhanatos

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    the waterfalls shot, is that HDR as well?

    Any shots of #2 not taken from the car?? Awesome scene!

    some of the shots have been sharpened way too much for my liking.
     
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    Cat600RR

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    Nah, just f32 and 1-2".

    Nah, not an idea place to stop.

    Agreed. I processed them, then the gallery software sharpens the photos again, probably should have turned that off.
     
  4. R31

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    Man, those photos make me wanna go back to queenstown. Such a beautiful place.
    I like number 4, don't know why.
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Blue Lagoon is nice......but too blue : p

    I do very much like #2 also.
     
  6. Dropbear

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    great shots.. over-sharpness has been commented on so I won't do it again...
     
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    Love the photos :D Really making me wanna go over :D Hmm one day.
     
  8. Mnemonik

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    Great shots, makes me miss home! (I'm a kiwi who lived in Aussie for 2 years before moving to London- haven't been home in almost 5 years!).

    I like #6, the water looks awesome, nice comp. #8 would be perfect if you hadn't cut off her legs :(

    ps: #4 - that's Coronet Peak you're looking at.
     
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    Holy moly that waterfall shot looks great
     
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    The interior helicopter shot is quite outstanding. Got the shutter speed right on that one.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  11. Kyl3

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    Thanks for sharing these Cat600.. I am impressed and really want to take a trip to nz now :thumbup:
     
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    Believe it or not, that's an accurate representation of the waters colour there.

    It's actually only missing a bit of her toes. She wasn't posing and didn't realise she was in the shot, I just quickly lined it up and banged it out while she was standing still. Pretty sure it's the one where she's poking her tongue out at me, too. ;p

    I should have realised being able to see The Remarkables from Coronet Peak that you'd be able to see Coronet Peak from The Remarkables, too.


    The first shot was actually taken out the side window of the chopper while we were banking or turning or whatever it's called in a helicopter.

    And that rain forest path actually leads to the waterfall, not the blue thing.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    So that hasn't been retouched? I've lived in NZ for a number of years and never seen water like that.....that's amazing.
     
  14. aramis

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    Great pics dude. I think I need to head to NZ too! :D
     
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    lol @ the car shot, how cold does it look?!
     

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