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    Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    Born this evening @ 7:49pm (Click for MUCH larger edition) (Recommended)

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    Very nice, indeed!

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    Good Work !

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    If your monitor's resolution is high enough to display it, don't hesitate to also click on the 'Expand to actual size' icon in the lightbox as well. VERY nicely done, Colin!

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    Wot is the red lights Strange looking place; looks a bit like something out of the Hobbit, a mysterious land. Goes without saying it is very good.

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    Very impressive, just like being there.Just a bit after sunset?

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    Thanks Chris, Jeff, Frank, Steve, and Louise

    @ Frank: I've actually got it as my wall paper at the moment (others, feel free, if you so desire) (heavily watermarked version available on request!)

    @ Steve: It's an area called "The Cut" - it's an artificial cut made in a (off memory) 14km boulder bank where ships pass through to & from the port. The red lights are navigation lights.

    @ Louise: Yes, about 1/2 hour. We had a dose of the "fog" which we don't see very often like that, so I wanted to make sure I captured it. Wasn't sure if it would disappear as the sun dropped behind the mountains, but luckily it remained visible. I tried a few shots before sunset, but basically all I got out of that was fried eyeballs
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    Absolutely flawless to my eyes Colin, and the scene itself seems to have a very
    peaceful feeling about it.

    Is it on the gallery wall yet?

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    Simple and beautiful.

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    Very nice work Colin.

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

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    Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud
    Very nice picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Absolutely flawless to my eyes Colin, and the scene itself seems to have a very
    peaceful feeling about it.

    Is it on the gallery wall yet?
    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the kind words - It would be a good one for the gallery wall, but extended aspect ratio shots like that take up a LOT of room, and alas, I don't really have any spare wall space for it just at the moment.

    It is for sale though - $1,000,000 - personally signed and delivered anywhere in the world, along with a copy of the DNG (all other copies to be destroyed).

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    Very very nice Colin, really like the white from and writing, inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Simple and beautiful.
    Thanks Bobo - I feel the same way about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Very nice work Colin.
    Thanks Paul

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    Very nice picture
    Thanks Girish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstp View Post
    Very very nice Colin, really like the white from and writing, inspirational.
    Thanks Jason - it's nice to know I can still deliver occasionally, even though it wasn't shot with a Nikon - wasn't processed with NX2 - wasn't processed on a Mac - had an 'orrible filter attached to the front of the lens - and was 'orribly degraded by the diffraction at F32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Thanks Jason - it's nice to know I can still deliver occasionally, even though it wasn't shot with a Nikon - wasn't processed with NX2 - wasn't processed on a Mac - had an 'orrible filter attached to the front of the lens - and was 'orribly degraded by the diffraction at F32
    'O-K, if you say so, to my eye, on my screen, it is 'orrible nice looking. Would you care to give a little info as to how you render it so 'flawless' for us newbies? The process, if there was one, would be most instructive to me.

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    Re: Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud

    That is amazing. So, Australia has Ken Duncan, and NZ has Colin Southern? That looks as good as any of his.
    - Noel

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlou View Post
    'O-K, if you say so, to my eye, on my screen, it is 'orrible nice looking. Would you care to give a little info as to how you render it so 'flawless' for us newbies? The process, if there was one, would be most instructive to me.
    Hi Louise,

    Nothing particularly tricky. Although it looks very wide-angle and panoramic, it's actually shot at 115mm (and then cropped); so detail is still visible, unlike one would get with a wide-angle lens. I've used a Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter so that I could shoot at F32 & 30 seconds (to smooth the water) - but apart from that, it's just the usual processing in ACR & then finishing touches in Photoshop.

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