The Wharf in Petone is one other Wellington Icon. I do like it, its symmetry, the view in general, pretty clouds, some great sunsets etc (though I didn't try sunsets there yet...).
The orange tint in the night version is no edit, it comes from the yellow streetlights behind me.
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One of those recent, crisp Winter mornings. I was just walking along the waterfront, Wellington, towards Chaffers Marina and Oriental Bay. Curiously, the majority of images of this statue are taken from the opposite side (including my own collection)...
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... And, Winter is coming (yes I like to say that), showing on the mountain ranges of the South Island.
This is a set of images, the same wave in its stages from forming to foaming, the pictures just a few seconds apart!
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Yesterday I was driving back from Miramar towards Oriental Bay, Wellington, about 10 AM. The Sun was shining - well, still - and clouds moving in from North - West. With the sun still low, those clouds looked pretty dramatic, and I just pulled over, found a car park and fetched my camera. The first image was taken only minutes before the rain hit the spot, then passed, and showed a double rainbow on the other side, right behind me, showing in the second image. You can actually see rain drops passing through the rainbow, pretty much on the top of it. This shows, such a rainbow can be much closer than we perceive it.
After this, the weather turned pretty fast, rain on and off for the rest of the day.
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Digital artwork for an album cover, for Blue River Baby Band.
The original Artwork is a painting done by Em Wafer, digital adjustment and re-sizing according to specifications done by myself.
Here a link to the album:
Blue River Baby
Still one of my favorite "models", Solace in the Wind by MAX PATTÉ
As some of you might know, I try to make the props used in some of my images myself.
In early 2018 I had a Game of Thrones themed shooting on, and needed a sword resembling "Needle" for My version of Arya Stark (thogh mine was blonde).
The swords I had access to were rather Viking styled, and steel, so way too heavy for my model to shoot some extended time.
I used this sword also as a reference when I started working at Weta Workshop.
What I learned there, inspired me to re-do the whole thing, applying new skills and materials, and learning in the process.
What you see here is the original sword I made in 2018, ripped apart and the work in progress. The first image shows the status quo, the others show some snapshots during work. The last photos show the original back in 2018 and one of the shots I used it for.
In those images you can see the original cross-piece, which looked a bit clumsy to me (it was, after all, my very first try), and the new, re-worked cross-piece which looks much more real. I also started making a proper sheath for it.
The whole thing is just wood and plastic, the blade is carved from pine wood, so it's pretty light and was perfect for my purpose.
It's still far from finished, and I will post updates later on.
Due to rather unpleasant weather conditions, I just played a bit.
From bright and sun-lit to full moon beams to monochrome and fairy-tale...