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    Mount Cook Road Trip

    I spent last weekend in the Mount Cook National Park, South Island NZ. Here are a few shots.

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    A fine set of images Mark. The first one in particular really appeals to me. The autumn colours contrast nicely with the snow capped mountains and the blue water and the early morning light is nice and soft.

    Needless to say, all the images are technically very good as usual.

    Nicely done
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    A beautiful set of images! You must be really pleased with these. I know I would be!

    I can't really pick a fave. They're all beautiful in their own right!

    Thanks for sharing

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    Absolutely great shots Mark, I really like the old church, great depth to the photo you can spend ages just going over it.

    Cheers

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    You have some great images to go with what looks like a great road trip. Beautiful.

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    Brilliant images Mark. I particularly like the mountain panorama and the old church.

    Just a quibble really, and I would have to see if it makes any difference overall, but I might try slightly reducing the brightness on the sunlit side of the church to let the colour and rock texture be more pronounced. It really is a stunning image.

    The images make it hard for me to wait for our visit to New Zealand next March for the WSAVA. My wife may find it hard to keep me in the conference halls. Maybe I could convince the BC college that my CE requirements are better met monitoring the local parks and wildlife; especially those found in Eden Park.

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    Very nice Mark
    I really like the last image, great composition.

    I hope to be headed to NZ next year.

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    One of the nicest sets of images I've seen Mark!

    All have a great sense of depth and each one is a pleasure in its own right.

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    Mark,
    I'm planning a photog vacation with you real soon. Call you when I get there

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    Mark,
    great set. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    Brilliant images Mark. I particularly like the mountain panorama and the old church.

    Just a quibble really, and I would have to see if it makes any difference overall, but I might try slightly reducing the brightness on the sunlit side of the church to let the colour and rock texture be more pronounced. It really is a stunning image.

    The images make it hard for me to wait for our visit to New Zealand next March for the WSAVA. My wife may find it hard to keep me in the conference halls. Maybe I could convince the BC college that my CE requirements are better met monitoring the local parks and wildlife; especially those found in Eden Park.

    I'm hoping to attend a few sessions of the congress too. Please pm me closer to the time.

    Thanks for all the positive comment.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    I'm hoping to attend a few sessions of the congress too. Please pm me closer to the time.
    I will. Hopefully we can arrange to get a month away so we can roam about. My father in law lives in New Plymouth so we will be spending the bulk of our time on the North Island. Mount Cook is now definitely on the agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
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    I've commented on a image of this scene on here in the past, but I don't think it was one of yours Mark, was it?

    Anyway, it's not very relevant.

    I'd just echo what others have said ... and just sit back and enjoy looking at these images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    My father in law lives in New Plymouth
    Ah - my old home town!

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    They look great Mark. You should have called in for a visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Ah - my old home town!
    I have only been once; for four days! (Unfortunately my wife's stepmom was dying of metastatic mammary cancer so it was a very quick and hastily planned trip). I was very impressed and we can hardly wait to get back under better circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    They look great Mark. You should have called in for a visit!
    Would have loved to Colin, but we flew right over you on our way to Christchurch. Hope you are keeping well.

    Cheers

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    No worries mate - pm if ever you are coming our way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I've commented on a image of this scene on here in the past, but I don't think it was one of yours Mark, was it?

    Anyway, it's not very relevant.

    I'd just echo what others have said ... and just sit back and enjoy looking at these images.
    No, not mine Donald. It's a pretty iconic NZ scene. I was hoping to do a star trails photo with the church as the foreground feature, but I never found the energy to make the 200km round trip at night. Maybe next time. When I took this picture, I had been waiting for about 45 minutes in case the sun peeped through the clouds. As it happened the moment it came out the local vicar was standing in the doorway with a prospective bride and groom. I politely asked them if they wouldn't mind moving inside for me. The vicar thought I was a commercial landscape photographer and wanted to know what company I worked for. No doubt they see the taking of commercial photographs as having some income potential. I don't know if I was expected to make a small donation. I would imagine it would be a top spot for weddings. The view from inside the church is spectacular. It's also quite small so you'd have an excuse not to invite all the prospective inlaws/outlaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Would have loved to Colin, but we flew right over you on our way to Christchurch. Hope you are keeping well.

    Cheers
    I thought I heard the rattle of a collection of lenses flying over the other day!

    Yes - good thanks Mark. Still waiting on my ST-E3-RT, but tracking had it flying over your parts today -- so hopefully I'll get it tomorrow (fingers crossed). With a bit of luck we might bother see the 1Dx before the end of the decade ...

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