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    Banks Peninsula NZ

    Jetty, Duvauchelle South Island New Zealand

    It was a miserably cold and wet summer's day when I took this photo last December. Duvauchelle is on the Banks Peninsula and was an area originally settled by the French. A bit touristy nowadays but there is a lovely French atmosphere to some of the villages. It was very dark but fortunately I took a bracketed set and although no one image was particularly striking I have tinkered with my HDR software and achieved (I hope) something akin to the actual view.

    Banks Peninsula NZ

    Canon 40D with Sigma 10-20mm lens, tripod mounted, aperture priority

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    Re: Banks Peninsula NZ

    Hi Grant,

    Are those real rails, for wagons to load say, minerials onto boats or barges?

    Anyway, it looks (very) good to me PP-wise, nice tonal range, natural colours and yet still atmospheric, well done.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Banks Peninsula NZ

    One day I'll get to some of these places in NZ

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    Re: Banks Peninsula NZ

    Yes Dave, they are rails and that is a kind of railway carriage loaded with planks of timber at the end of the jetty. Not too sure what they were for but I am just a simple Aussie. I have noticed that your average Kiwi is a devilishly cunning and ingenious fellow who can build just about anything from a couple of planks of timber, a ball of string and some duct tape so the mind boggles at the engineering potential of this scene

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    Re: Banks Peninsula NZ

    From Wikipedia on the Banks Peninsula

    Estimates suggest that native forest once covered 98% of the peninsula. However, Māori and European settlers successively denuded the forest cover and less than 2% remains today, although some reforestation has started. European settlers have planted many English trees, notably walnut.
    So I guess it was to export the timber.

    Thanks,

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