New Zealand – Stuck in Customs

A Moody Storm in Queenstown

Daily Photo – A Moody Storm in Queenstown

One of my favorite things about having a quadcopter is that I can very quickly get a photo when the light gets interesting! This is the view from where I live here in Queenstown, and every night has a new set of light and clouds. I keep the quadcopter fully fueled and ready for action, just in case something like this presents itself!

A Moody Storm in Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-27 21:17:04
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Inside The Hobbit Hole of Bilbo Baggins

Daily Photo – Inside The Hobbit Hole of Bilbo Baggins

I spent many hours inside of Bilbo’s Hobbit Hole! The first day I stayed in here for quite a while to duck out of the rain. It was when I was there for the Air New Zealand shoot and a strange storm came through. The hobbit holes were the safest and driest place to be! I was actually in here with the whole crew and many flight attendants for the duration.

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Inside The Hobbit Hole of Bilbo Baggins

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-10-19 02:11:24
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture10
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The North Island Coast

Daily Photo – The North Island Coast

The North Island of New Zealand has such a varied coastline, and this area was particularly interesting, especially from above.

The North Island Coast

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-20 12:51:06
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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In the Hills Around Wellington

Daily Photo – In the Hills Around Wellington

Exploring the hills around Wellington.

In the Hills Around Wellington

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-17 11:11:07
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length141.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Return to Hobbiton

Daily Photo – Return to Hobbiton

Another little bit of the idyllic place that is Hobbiton…

Return to Hobbiton

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-25 06:02:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Wheel House

Daily Photo – The Wheel House

Hobbiton was such a fun place to explore. Looking back through these it reminds me I need to get to watching the new LOTR show when I get back to NZ!

The Wheel House

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-25 06:01:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Wellington from Above

Daily Photo – Wellington from Above

Flying around the bay above Wellington, NZ.

Wellington from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-17 11:09:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Helicopter Parking

Daily Photo – Helicopter Parking

Sometimes it’s just easier to take a helicopter to church.

Helicopter Parking

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-27 11:45:31
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/1500
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Auckland

Daily Photo – Auckland

A few years ago when I was up on the North Island I was lucky enough to be transported onwards from Auckland by helicopter. Here’s a little shot from above as we headed off.

Auckland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-27 10:56:20
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length43.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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painting on the water with other water

Daily Photo – painting on the water with other water

It was a lightly cool morning, but the morning had that feeling like it would slowly warm, even while standing there. I was returning from an overnight photo adventure and took a hike along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, which according to Maori legend, was created after a gigantic ogre was burned to make the hollow.

Glenorchy, New Zealand
TreyRatcliff.com

painting on the water with other water

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-11 15:17:51
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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