Queenstown – Stuck in Customs

50th party blowout bash!

Daily Photo – 50th party blowout bash!

When I turned 50, I had quite the party. And my friend Luke from Luma came out to decorate the whole thing with lights. How cool is this? I asked him if he could just leave it. Please leave it! Anyway, the party got a little loose. I knew there were two groups of people. The drinkers and the drug-takers. I was in the latter. Overall it split about 50/50. All the drunk people stayed at the main house and the most awesome people ended up out in the cabin. 😉 Twas epic!

50th party blowout bash!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2021-04-10 20:28:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture4
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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BTS from Coronet

Daily Photo – BTS from Coronet

No, not the K-pop band but a behind the scenes shot from my promo video for the Sotheby’s auction…

BTS from Coronet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-24 17:20:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length96.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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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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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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Late Summer Sun

Daily Photo – Late Summer Sun

I captured this while I was out for a walk one February evening… where of course it’s late-ish summer in the upside-down land of New Zealand. It was taken on that good old 10-18 Sony which was never designed for a full frame sensor but worked great at most of the range when lens choices were quite different on the A7’s!

Late Summer Sun

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-02-06 07:21:36
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture16
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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