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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Sep 04, 2014 03:39 |  #6841

We hiked Hooker valley's 10kms return track for sunset loaded down with camera gear, the sky looking good, all hopes were high.

Hopes way too high, stunning spot, but not so stunning light

Hours later we're back at the tents camping in -8 conditions ( after a little star shooting). All excited for another attempt the next morning.

Dragging ourselves out of frost laden tents at 4:30am , glancing at the totally clear skies, we start the walk in again. A few test shots half way into the valley and theres just a touch of cloud forming, we race in further , setup on the small patch of Hooker Lake that was still clear liquid water ( the rest very frozen).

Not a breath of wind
Only the sound of ice and snow falling from the peaks
The sky fills with wispy cloud
and the sun strikes the atmosphere
What a light show
What a place


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Sep 04, 2014 06:06 |  #6842

Rob,
That's truly stunning ... the water is about as good a mirror as one would ever get!

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Sep 04, 2014 15:57 |  #6843

Mark0159 wrote in post #17134733 (external link)
a new camera for Tony ? :D
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Has video I don't want a MFD camera ......... any way for the amount of photography I do the Samsung S5 does all I need


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Sep 04, 2014 16:38 |  #6844

Yeah really lucky with the calm weather!


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Sep 04, 2014 16:58 |  #6845

Truly stunning, Rob. I remember hearing that clear weather is a rarity at Mt. Cook?


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Sep 04, 2014 18:09 |  #6846

weka2000 wrote in post #17135808 (external link)
Has video I don't want a MFD camera ......... any way for the amount of photography I do the Samsung S5 does all I need

yea don't say you have given up on photography. perhaps you need to go to one of Rob's workshops ?


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Sep 05, 2014 04:01 |  #6847

Not sure I have the enthusiasm to camp and stuff to get a shot like that, but that's pretty awesome Rob.


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Sep 05, 2014 06:37 |  #6848

weka2000 wrote in post #17135808 (external link)
Has video I don't want a MFD camera ......... any way for the amount of photography I do the Samsung S5 does all I need

That's too expensive to run :(

When I was in film I nearly bought the Pentax 645!


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Sep 05, 2014 16:24 |  #6849

There's always the hermatage just round the corner if you want a warm hotel room!


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Sep 05, 2014 20:59 |  #6850

Mark0159 wrote in post #17136024 (external link)
yea don't say you have given up on photography. perhaps you need to go to one of Rob's workshops ?

Don't do workshops or pay for something I could work out for myself.

IVE GIVEN UP ON PHOTOGRAPHY!


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Sep 06, 2014 00:49 |  #6851

Go on a road trip then, with others.

Its not about working it out, its about being new places, with other people, bouncing ideas around, building something up.


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Sep 06, 2014 01:25 |  #6852

weka2000 wrote in post #17138266 (external link)
Don't do workshops or pay for something I could work out for myself.

IVE GIVEN UP ON PHOTOGRAPHY!

your a good photographer, don't give up. rest perhaps, but keep going


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Sep 06, 2014 02:11 |  #6853

If theres no passion then there will be little photography, need to stoke the passion!


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Sep 06, 2014 22:00 |  #6854

Mark0159 wrote in post #17138495 (external link)
your a good photographer, don't give up. rest perhaps, but keep going

rested for 3 years.

Photography is not focus at moment.


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Sep 07, 2014 03:07 |  #6855

weka2000 wrote in post #17138266 (external link)
Don't do workshops or pay for something I could work out for myself.

IVE GIVEN UP ON PHOTOGRAPHY!

I have been feeling a bit like this myself, due to health deterioration which of course, no one wants to hear or know. I find the 6D gets a bit heavy to handle at times and my arms shake.I have considered selling and buying a 6/7 hundred D, 2 mp less than the 6D and would do probably allthat I need.

I am no techie but my computer is back up and running, took me ages to reset up and download all the goodies again, lost over 12 months photos.

Today I did a 'xperiment, first pics with a 10 stop thingy from North Head, took some pics,cold breeze somewhat troublesome. Better than the pics I took yesterday which was of course, none. I also fitted in a walk around the block with my oxy bottle and walker frame. I guess focus changes in life? Anyway, enuff sobbs, here's sum pics, so whose spotted the deliberate spell mistakes? :)

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