I’ve been staying around the Lake Wanaka area the past few days. Weather has been good and bad, mostly bad. Here are a few more shots. The same disclaimer applies; the screen on my mini computer is rubbish and I have no real editing software (it struggles to rotate an image 90 degrees). So if they look bad, trust me they’ll look 100x better once I get home and edit them properly in 5 weeks.
Archive for September, 2010
these will all look drastically better once i get home and can work on the raw/bracketed versions of these files. Dark areas should become brighter and any overexposed areas should be recovered.
I recently acquired a Voigtlander 12mm Ultra-wide Heliar. The widest rectilinear wide angle lens ever made for 35mm photography. It is 121 degrees horizontal field of view.
Since I only got the lens today I’ve just had a little time to play with it.
Here’s a 180s exposure taken outside in the garden, about 80cm away from that tree in the foreground.
Went and shot some street with Sumie today, and had lunch with my buddy Pratheep as well. Good times.
Went and hung out with two people I used to work with today.
I get the feeling this lens is back focusing, but never the less I went and shot some street with it. I hate selective colour, but I’ve used it in one of these shots to draw attention to what would likely not be noticed otherwise. Met a very friendly Frenchman whilst out shooting, he’s the guy with the sunglasses on. And snapped quite a few people taking pictures I’ve mixed in some old stuff as well.
Unfortunately, despite the promise of early showers tomorrow, there were few clouds in sight tonight when I went to shoot. But the conditions were otherwise spectacular so I chose to capitalise on the nature of the location and focus on the foreground. In the shot before the sun has set you can see a little blowhole doing its thing. The second shot is a 3 shot composite as it was pretty rare that the water actually came up far enough to create these little falls. I suppose if the tide was a *little* higher, and there was some high cloud then everything would have been perfect.
Spent some time tooling around with long exposure on my camera which is distinctly NOT designed for it. It looks ok, but the shadows from street/city light are disturbing. The effect should look much better if/when I attempt it in New Zealand.
Here are some shots from another dilapidated building I found today.
Perth, Western Australia