Actually, last Thursday, I was going out to catch a sunset on the South Coast. But out the door I realized, there's no clouds over the sea. The only cloud, rapidly turning orange, were over Wellington. So I headed down to town, aiming for the Lagoon or Chaffer's Marina. Parking was a challenge, so the clouds were turning back to grey, and the sea wasn't flat anymore. BUT, the space around Te Papa caught my eye, with it's green light between its support beams.
So I decided to stay there a while. Looking at the images I got, I think it was well worth it.
It's not all about planning and intentions. More often than not, it's about flexibility...
This is a piece of work from mid-2015, recently sold as a big print in Art for Art's Sake Wellington, my partner for national sales.
The panorama is stitched together from 63 HDR (bracketed) images in 3 rows of 21 images.
Each of these 63 HDR images is composed of 3 single photos in 3 different exposures.
This makes a total of 189 photos to create this panorama, some 85 megapixel, 43 megabyte all in all.
Why the effort? - Well, first, this shows a view angle of about 180 degrees, from City center towards the sunrise east of Lower Hutt. Second, this sort of lighting is very difficult, the city just getting the first sun rays, the bright sun in the East, and deep shadows in the foreground. Best solution to me seemed HDR bracketing, to even out the light and make it look like, for the onlooker, really standing on Mount Vic at sunrise.
One of many events throughout the country to show our solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch shootings in two Mosques during time of prayer.
Truly the act of an utter coward, shooting defenseless men, women and children with some military style guns.
I just got back from the Vigil in the Basin Reserve in Wellington. I'm still short of words. It was deeply touching to see us all standing together, grieving together, tears in our eyes and being strong, supporting each other. Everyone, every background, faith, color, everyone shared those feelings and was there to show their support to the victims, their families and every other vulnerable person.
I'm proud to live among such awesome people.
Don't allow hate to flourish!
2014 - Fort Ballance, Wellington
This place is truly creepy in the middle of the night, armed with camera, tripod, torches and speedlights.
I came across those photos when browsing through my archives, finalized them and published these three for the first time.
They will also be available as prints, please contact me for details:
... I will have to re-visit, and also to find some other such places...
Early morning (well, for me anyway as I'm more of a night person), view from my backyard.
Sometimes one just needs to look in the right direction at the right time!
Another awesome evening along Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, walking along the beach till the sun dips under the horizon...
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