This is the view north up George street from the Cahill.
If you look closely you can see the arch of the harbor bridge in the distance.
I like this shot for the the lights. The bright car and street lights illuminating the old facades and reflecting off the damp street.
This is where the value of a compact zoom shows through, there is no cropping or digital zoom here.
The previous shot was at 35mm (35equiv), this one is at 200mm (35equiv).
This fountain is at the north end of Hyde park.
It’s actually a bit of a nuisance to capture the flowing water on this one as the pool below the fountain has a bunch of comparatively bright lights around it. That’s what is causing the glow at the bottom.
I think I need to find water that is moving more, both these fountains consist of relatively stable beams of water, I suspect I want more spray.
For those of you looking for a reason for my lack of posting or some sort of assurance of more regular posting, all I’ve got to say is that work has been consuming all my brain time and hopefully it’ll get better now, but I wouldn’t count on it.
We get great sunsets views from our place.
We can’t actually see the sunset proper as our view is more south-westerly, but we do get great sunset light across the city and clouds.
The brightly illuminated building in center frame is central station.
This was taken around the same time as the panorama I just posted.
What can I say… I’m a sucker for lights reflected on water.
The mast on the Americas Cup yacht is much more visible in this take.
P.S. sorry about the lack of updates yesterday, I didn’t get home until like 3am.
This is the Wharf area that adjoins the end of the beach. The other end of the beach joins into the gardens.
On the left is the Kawarau jet wharf. The hut on that wharf is actually the top of a submerged observation gallery, it’s to miss and most people don’t even seem to know it exists, but I strongly recommend you check it out next time you are in Queenstown.
The wharfs on the right are home to a number of lake based tourist operators. Most notable among these is the Americas cup yacht, you can see it’s tall mast center right.
This pano sequence was quite challenging, I didn’t have my tripod with me so it was shot free hand. Without a tripod a shot like this becomes a balancing act between high ISO noise and long exposure motion blur. Add to that the need to take a half dozen photos in a row while being very careful about rotating the camera around it’s nodal point and not other wise moving it and it becomes quite tricky indeed. Fortunately there is a good solid wall along this section of the water front that I was able to brace against. All in all I’m quite happy with how it turned out.