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Horizon

by tolomea on August 16, 2010

Horizon

This is a closer in on the north west view from below.

I liked the haze along the horizon.

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Pacific Ocean 2of2

by tolomea on August 15, 2010

Pacific Ocean 2of2

This photo is taken from roughly the same spot as the last one, but facing north west this time along the coast.

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Pacific Ocean 1of2

by tolomea on August 15, 2010

Pacific Ocean 1of2

This image and the next are taken from the old fortifications near Bonita point.

You can see an old lookout tower on top of the hill on the left.

This particular images is actually looking nearly due south across the harbor mouth and you can see the far side in the distance.

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Stewart Island

by tolomea on March 16, 2010

Stewart Island

From Oreti beach you can see Stewart Island. It’s a view I grew up with so I tended not to pay much attention to it. Going back as an adult it somehow seems quite remarkable to me that I can stand there and see a place which is by all accounts relatively difficult to get to. Certainly you’d have to be pretty keen (or insane) to try it in less than a full size boat.

The evening we were out walking the dog the view was quite spectacular as you can see here.

The observant will also notice that this has been cropped to provide one of my banner images. I rather like that crop as it highlights the horizontal band of cloud just above the island that isn’t so noticeable in this uncropped version.

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Catching Seagulls

by tolomea on March 16, 2010

Catching Seagulls

When at the beach Oakley likes to chase seagulls. Any observer can tell that this is a futile exercise, but the dog hasn’t figured that out yet. I also engaged in some seagull chasing, with my camera. This is also a rather futile exercise, but unlike Oakley I at least occasionally catch one.

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Adele and Oakley 2of2

by tolomea on March 15, 2010

Adele and Oakley 2of2

You have no idea how hard it is to catch the stick mid flight.

I have updated this photo, some comments may refer to the original.

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Adele and Oakley 1of2

by tolomea on March 15, 2010

Adele and Oakley 1of2

While in Invercargill we stayed with my sister Adele. They have a golden retriever which is a reasonably large and energetic sort of dog requiring lots of exercise. One evening the 3 of us took Oakley down to the beach for a run and swim. And I of course took the camera along.

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Sunset at Tautuku bay

by tolomea on March 13, 2010

Sunset at Tautuku bay.

This is taken from the rest stop on the hill overlooking Tautuku bay. Coming over the crest of the hill I spotted this awesome vista so we doubled back to the rest stop to take a couple of pics.

As you can see we were getting along toward the end of what proved to be a long day, remember this is the day that started 200km away with the albatross colony and Larnach castle.

In the thumbnail you can see a haze like mist above and to the right of the beach (it’s a bit clearer in the large one), that’s actually wind blown sand.

This is a stitched panorama which means I’ve had to do exposure leveling, as a result I’ve seen this particular image at a variety of different exposure levels. As you can see the area below the sun is over exposed somewhat, in some of the others versions I have lying around the over exposure is far worse, so much so that it looks like someone has dropped a nuke on the Catlins.

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Sun through Clouds on Ocean

by tolomea on March 5, 2010

Sun through Clouds on Ocean

The morning we spent out on Otago Peninsula was miserable and overcast. This shot was taken from the carpark at the Royal Albatross Colony, I liked the play of the light on the ocean as it broke through a gap in the clouds. Incidentally all my life I thought it was the “Royal, Albatross Colony”, as in endorsed by the Queen or something, I’ve now learnt that it is actually the “Royal Albatross, Colony”, a colony of the albatross species known as “Royal Albatross”.

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Random NZ Beach

by tolomea on March 5, 2010

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Random NZ Beach

While in Christchurch we picked up a chilly bin and some nice cheeses to take as travel snacks in place of our usual “huge bag of lollies”.  On the road south to Dunedin we paused for a while at a rest stop some where down the coast to consume some of the cheese.  The rest stop was fronted by this picturesque lil beach so after lunch I took a few shots. Over the next week the chilly bin did its job admirably and the remainder of the cheeses made it all the way back to Christchurch where we donated them (and the chilly bin) to Nic.

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