New Zealand – Stuck in Customs

Moody Coronet

Daily Photo – Moody Coronet

While I was up at Coronet a few weeks ago there was a real variation in the lighting in the sky over the course of an hour or so. Here is one of the more interesting patterns that it made.

Moody Coronet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-20 17:41:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Liquid Gold

Daily Photo – Liquid Gold

Dug this one out of the archives when working on a soon to be announced project… looking forward to sharing. For now, this is Lake Wakatipu in gold…

Liquid Gold

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-06-13 02:39:20
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The North Island at Midnight

Daily Photo – The North Island at Midnight

One night while I was on a road trip around the North Island I wandered out to the beach in the middle of the night. Even to the naked eye the stars were so bright, it was quite staggering so I had to stop and capture the scene.

The North Island at Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-24 06:21:04
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Aurora Australis

Daily Photo – The Aurora Australis

Down here in the Southern Hemisphere our Aurora is the Australis rather than Borealis. Different name, same awesome. Here’s a little glimpse of it one night down at the tip of the South Island in Invercargill.

The Aurora Australis

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-07-15 11:42:17
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Lake Wakatipu

Daily Photo – Lake Wakatipu

Here’s Lake Wakatipu being its normal awesome self…

Lake Wakatipu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-11-23 07:21:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Endless NZ

Daily Photo – Endless NZ

Sometimes when out exploring in NZ it seems like the landscape might go on forever. Here’s one such scene. Speaking of going on forever, my friend Rene recently walked from the top of the South Island to the bottom. I guess that proves it doesn’t really go on forever… either way, quite an achievement by him!

Endless NZ

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-10 11:25:14
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture16
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Fact of the Day

Daily Photo – Fact of the Day

“The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian twin screw steamer based at Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. It is the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere.”

Thanks Wikipedia!

Fact of the Day

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-08-15 04:41:25
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Exploring Coronet

Daily Photo – Exploring Coronet

I’ve been up on Coronet Peak quite a bit over the past few weeks for an upcoming project which I’m looking forward to sharing. It’s been fun to see the ever-changing conditions and find different angles to capture. Here’s one of the views…

Exploring Coronet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-24 17:11:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Studio in Winter

Daily Photo – The Studio in Winter

I’m hoping we can squeeze a few more weeks out of the awesome autumn/fall colors that are currently exploding around Queenstown (and Arrowtown) and then it’s on to winter in June/July… It’s been over a decade that I’ve been here, and it still feels a bit weird to have winter in the summer months. 🙂

The Studio in Winter

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-09-16 15:24:56
  • CameraX-T2
  • Camera MakeFuji
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset over the Alps

Daily Photo – Sunset over the Alps

The road from Queenstown to Glenorchy is a treasure-trove of awesome photography options. One day as I was returning home around sunset this lovely scene presented itself and I just had to pull over and grab the image.

Sunset over the Alps

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-01 08:35:42
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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