New Zealand – Stuck in Customs

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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Autumn Explosion

Daily Photo – Autumn Explosion

Another glimpse of those wild fall/autumn colors in Queenstown…

Autumn Explosion

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-21 19:26:47
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time1/40
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length38.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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Peak Autumn

Daily Photo – Peak Autumn

It’s pretty much peak Autumn here in NZ. Normally at this time we’d be gearing up for a workshop but Covid put a stop to that for a couple of years. Things are looking good for next year though and I have a bunch of people all signed up. If you’d like to join them then head over here to find out more! Oh, and if you own one of my NFTs you get a 25% discount on the workshop!

Peak Autumn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-23 09:55:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture20
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Egg Hunt

Daily Photo – Egg Hunt

Good luck on yours… be wary of the wolves!

Egg Hunt

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-04-20 11:18:52
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length230.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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