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

 
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Mar 22, 2019 01:18 |  #9391

virginie24jb wrote in post #18832872 (external link)
Hi everyone!

I’m sticking my nose in your discussion... :oops:

I arrived in New Zealand at the beginning of the month with a one year Working Holiday Visa and I’m looking forward to experience shooting the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere for a change.
I’m already having a blast visiting and shooting during the day.
I’m currently in the Coromandel Peninsula, headed to Cathedral Cove area for the next two days.

I was wondering if anyone was in the area?
Not feeling overly confident about going out in the dark in new places in the middle of the night, on my own... Plus, it would be nice to have company and someone who knows this night sky. ;-)a Or just for a regular sunrise/sunsest shoot (while the moon is up :-().

If you are in any other area in NZ and are looking to go out for a shoot, let me know as I’m planning on traveling all around over the next few months.

I’m also all ears if you have advice on best places, best times to shoot, etc.

Cheers (that’s what you say right? :lol: )
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Hi Virginie, Welcome to New Zealand. I appreciate your post but am unable to assist, particularly with night sky, also. You will find NZ to be a most photogenic country, and may be lucky enough to see the Southern Lights when in the lower part of the South Island. Hopefully you will also find NZers, (Kiwis) to be warm and generous folk in general. Best wishes, Good travels, and post your pics :)


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Mar 22, 2019 01:21 |  #9392

I was amazed to see this helicopter on my daily dog walk today:

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Also amazed to see the little jetty that someone has built, and probably shouldn't have been surprised to see the Hurricanes flag:

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Mar 23, 2019 03:54 |  #9393

virginie24jb wrote in post #18832872 (external link)
Hi everyone!

Hi there - welcome aboard... :-)

if you're looking for night sky places, then have a look at Rob Dickson's site http://www.rjd.co.nz/ (external link) to get some ideas...
(Scott will be along shortly to complain that Rob's shot of the Wanaka tree isn't level, well looks at least 4 degrees off to me!)

your website blog looks great! feel free to post stuff here also, we could do with the inspiration....


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Mar 24, 2019 22:17 |  #9394

roseyposey wrote in post #18832878 (external link)
I'm in Hastings if you are down this way, and like you not keen to go out alone for night shooting. I must say, I don't know the night sky, can recognise the Pot, and that's about it ... sad I know. If you come this way, maybe we could have coffee or something to meet first.

I hope you enjoy our country, and look forward to your shots. Coromandel Peninsula is beautiful.

Hi! Thank you :) So far I already enjoy it a lot. ;)
I’ll let you know when I’m in your area.


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Mar 25, 2019 00:55 |  #9395

joeseph wrote in post #18833543 (external link)
Hi there - welcome aboard... :-)

if you're looking for night sky places, then have a look at Rob Dickson's site http://www.rjd.co.nz/ (external link) to get some ideas...
(Scott will be along shortly to complain that Rob's shot of the Wanaka tree isn't level, well looks at least 4 degrees off to me!)

your website blog looks great! feel free to post stuff here also, we could do with the inspiration....

Never looked until now, and yes I think Scott and you are both right. that photo isn't straight.


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Mar 25, 2019 02:22 |  #9396

joeseph wrote in post #18833543 (external link)
Hi there - welcome aboard... :-)

if you're looking for night sky places, then have a look at Rob Dickson's site http://www.rjd.co.nz/ (external link) to get some ideas...
(Scott will be along shortly to complain that Rob's shot of the Wanaka tree isn't level, well looks at least 4 degrees off to me!)

your website blog looks great! feel free to post stuff here also, we could do with the inspiration....


Mark0159 wrote in post #18834610 (external link)
Never looked until now, and yes I think Scott and you are both right. that photo isn't straight.

I dunno. To me it looks like the line you are talking about is the shoreline, not the horizon. The horizon is obscured by the mountains in the background, so it may or may not be straight, and the shoreline doesn’t need to be straight as it isn’t parallel with the horizon.


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Mar 25, 2019 04:21 |  #9397

scotttnz wrote in post #18834638 (external link)
I dunno. To me it looks like the line you are talking about is the shoreline, not the horizon. The horizon is obscured by the mountains in the background, so it may or may not be straight, and the shoreline doesn’t need to be straight as it isn’t parallel with the horizon.

are we looking at the same photo? "one calm tree" ;-)a


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Mar 25, 2019 04:57 |  #9398

joeseph wrote in post #18834666 (external link)
are we looking at the same photo? "one calm tree" ;-)a

Yep, same photo. Looking at it again, I reckon the bright line across the middle of the photo is actually the sun reflecting off the water contrasting with the reflection of the clouds on the water. It isn’t the horizon. The horizon is hidden behind the mountains, so I can’t say if it is straight or not. I agree that the line does make it look like the photo is leaning to the right, but I think that is an illusion.


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Mar 25, 2019 13:57 |  #9399

remember Scott is the straightest guy here …… he sorted my crocked ways :)


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Mar 25, 2019 14:11 |  #9400

scotttnz wrote in post #18834671 (external link)
I think that is an illusion.

you could be right - sorry Rob!


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Mar 25, 2019 21:17 |  #9401

I took a photo with out an horizon :)


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Mar 26, 2019 01:01 |  #9402

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Which is leaning to the pilot's left. ;)  :p


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Mar 26, 2019 02:33 |  #9403

good spotting, Tony should have known better :mrgreen:


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Mar 26, 2019 02:46 |  #9404

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awesome! that one needs posting in the helicopter prop blur thread


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Mar 26, 2019 04:28 |  #9405

As I walked the dog this evening I noticed lots of different clouds so thought I'd head over to Ahuriri (Napier), and see if I could get anything sunset like, with the marina in it. Sadly the sunset never came to anything - too much low cloud I think. Took some shots of course.

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I'm wondering what that structure with three chimneys is?

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