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A window into the night sky during a recent 4x4 night trip through the Akatarawa Forest. While one of the group changed a punctured tyre, I had the opportunity to shoot some astro beneath these Cyathea medularis (Black Mamaku) tree ferns. I shot this after the tail lights on the truck in front of me were turned off. They had caused much of the scene to turn red (as viewed in earlier posts). A rare and special treat to drive this forest at night time.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 18mm @ f/2.8 ISO 6400 10 secs
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Just loving these quaint old NZ churches. This one at Pukehou, built 1859 and still looking wonderful south of Hastings. Yet another from my “Lost Files” captured in Hawkes Bay. It’s a 6 image vertically stitched panorama. You can see Jupiter at upper left and Mars to the lower right of the Milky Way’s Galactic Core. It was shot quite early in the evening and there was still heavy traffic on the adjacent highway. This caused some issues with overexposure on the building. I managed to counter this effect with slightly shorter exposure time. ==========================
📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 25 secs
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Absolutely stunning from @ricardodetreend
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It’s no doubt apparent by now why retrieving the “Lost Files” from my HB trip was so important. This one is possibly best viewed in darker conditions to see the subtle details. It was shot in almost total darkness on an extremely cold night last month. It was so dark and cold, our hands were numb and I couldn’t even see Em @emvanwyk_photography shooting right next to me. I had pre-scoped this shoot the day before using my PhotoPills app to geolocate and time the presence of the Milky Way Core through the gap in the trees. It was so dark, I had to first shine my LedLenser headlamp on the falls in a narrow beam before triggering the camera. The headlight is too bright for this kind of shot. To counter that, I started with it on, but switched it off within a moment of triggering the shutter. Total torch time about half a second. Result.... Ghostly illumination of the falls. The Milky Way needed the full 30 secs of long exposure in the darkness. This was a single shot image and a rather difficult edit 👻💦
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs
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It’s no doubt apparent by now why retrieving the “Lost Files” from my HB trip was so important. This one is possibly best viewed in darker conditions to see the subtle details. It was shot in almost total darkness on an extremely cold night last month. It was so dark and cold, our hands were numb and I couldn’t even see Em @emvanwyk_photography shooting right next to me. I had pre-scoped this shoot the day before using my PhotoPills app to geolocate and time the presence of the Milky Way Core through the gap in the trees. It was so dark, I had to first shine my LedLenser headlamp on the falls in a narrow beam before triggering the camera. The headlight is too bright for this kind of shot. To counter that, I started with it on, but switched it off within a moment of triggering the shutter. Total torch time about half a second. Result.... Ghostly illumination of the falls. The Milky Way needed the full 30 secs of long exposure in the darkness. This was a single shot image and a rather difficult edit 👻💦
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs
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#hawkesbay #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #maraetotarafalls #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #nightskynz
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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“On Patrol” again!! More astro adventures around Red Rocks with @frankhopfler
I rarely do selfies, but self triggered astro shots from the roof of my Nissan Patrol... They’re becoming a thing!!
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 25 secs
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#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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I was recently fortunate enough to capture an Irridium Satellite Flare as it passed in front of Mars. This is the 2nd of two shots I self-triggered from the roof of my truck. Think I’ll call it “On Patrol 2” 😉
The 66 Irridium Satellites that currently orbit the Earth are being retired throughout 2018. By the end of this year, this phenomenon will no longer exist. Since 2017 these satellites are being replaced by ones that don’t reflect. AND it will be another 17 years before you see Mars this close to Earth in the night sky.
My @ledlenser_official headlamp bore through the mist toward the MW Core.
It’s a single image capture... shot at 2:35am in 4 degrees while you were sleeping.
Big thanks to Em @emvanwyk_photography for keeping an eye on my tripod since it was in the middle of the road, and for her awesome company on this astro adventure 🌟✨☄️
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs
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#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #tematapeak #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #nissanpatrol
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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The sun was about 15 minutes from setting when I shot this looking north across the Rangipo Desert. I had waded right out to the middle of the biggest pond for miles. The water was only shin deep, but it afforded me a different perspective, surrounded by water....in the desert. On the horizon, Mt Ngauruhoe looked majestic with its fresh coat of late winter snow. There has been bad weather this past week, so I imagine this entire scene would be covered in snow now. =========================
📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 35mm @ f/18 ISO 50 25 secs
@LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
@LEEfilters - Little Stopper ND6
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Another treasure from the “Lost Files”.... A single shot image of the Christ Church, nestled amongst mature Oaks on the side of State Highway 2 at Pukehou. It’s the oldest church in the Hawke’s Bay province and is listed as a Category One Historic Place. Built in 1859 by Rev. Samuel Williams, this beautiful Gothic Revival style building has caught my eye on many an occasion as I’ve sped past. I finally recently made a special trip out to it, south of Hastings, in order to capture it as the Milky Way Core rose above it to the East. Saturn is the bright planet on the right upper edge of the Core. Jupiter is slightly higher, yellowish looking, and out on its own to the left. Mars is clearly visible... but only if you look within the Oak branches to the right of the steeple. Due to it being 7pm when I shot this, there was still heavy traffic on the motorway, adding considerable headlight illumination around the church and grounds... hence only a 15 sec. exposure.
It was a big deal to recover this file. To emulate these conditions with the planets aligned And during the Perseid Meteor Shower with no moon and clear sky... would likely never happen again in my lifetime 🤔✨🌑💫🕍🙏🏼
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 15 secs
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#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
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Fading light and the afterburners of sunset, looking southwest across the Rangipo Desert. The only big pond for miles... and I had to stand in the middle of it... because that’s what you do when you want a different perspective. =========================
📷 @canonnz EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 20mm @ f/10 ISO 50 25 secs
@LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
@LEEfilters - Little Stopper ND6
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Yet more from “The Lost Files”. Whenever I look at this, it reminds me of that Mel Gibson alien movie... Signs 👽
Mars really doesn’t get much closer than this either!! Unlike the selfie I triggered while standing on my truck and posted a few days ago, this image shows Mars clearly without the Irridium flare of the passing satellite. I loved how the shroud of mist lingering above the valley floor added mood and another dimension of interest to this image. I used my @kathmandugear LED tent Light held high above my head to gently illuminate the crop in front of me. It’s a single frame, shot roadside with @emvanwyk_photography Check out her page for more astro goodness.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs
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#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #tematapeak #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #mars
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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A heavily snow clad Mt Ngauruhoe made a spectacular backdrop to this chunk of ice glinting in the twilight. I was on my way home from Tauranga via the Rangipo Desert Road. The allure of a 4x4 adventure gets me every time I pass through this region. Yesterday being no exception... I drove across the desert and up the Eastern side of Mt Ruapehu to 1700m. It was late afternoon, so timely indeed to hang around for sunset. This was shot whilst on my descent from the ski field. ==========================
📸Canon EOS 6D 🔍Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L ii IS USM ⌛️ 85mm @ f/7.1 ISO 100 1/200 sec
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Another from “The Lost Files”. You can see why I was so keen to recover these images. This one a 30 image stitch panorama.
I had pre-scoped this astro adventure the day before using the @photopills app to precisely geolocate and time the Milky Way arch over the wetland. It took 23 minutes to shoot 30 portraits over 3 levels, finishing at midnight. The clouds started rolling in from the right and are heavily coloured by Hastings City light pollution in the distance. Jupiter can be seen just above the hill at centre prior to its setting. Mars was in this pic also, but has been cropped off the top in my efforts to straighten out the earth’s curvature. Stitched and composited in Microsoft ICE and post processed in Photoshop.
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are both clearly visible to the left and southern end of the MW arch. The orange glow on the horizon is presumably light pollution from southern Hawke’s Bay with residual sunset afterburners... only visible under long exposure. Each shot was 30 secs duration. I used Instapan app to convert this pano to a moving video. Thanks for your awesome company and assistance @emvanwyk_photography Check out her page for more astro goodness.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 6400 30 secs (x30 frames)
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#hawkesbay #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #magellanicclouds #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #pekapekawetlands
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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#photopills


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The convoy had stopped for a bush repair during a 4x4 night trip through the Akatarawa Forest recently. We were parked beneath these huge Cyathea medularis (Black Mamaku) tree ferns. The tail lights on the truck in front of me caused the interesting red effect on the fronds. It didn’t look this colourful to the naked eye... just light. But under long exposure, the dull red glow became quite intensified. I think I prefer this frame to the one I posted last week. It required very minimal edit, and no effort was made to change the colours from how they were shot. A rare and special treat to drive this forest at night time.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 18mm @ f/2.8 ISO 6400 10 secs
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#longexpo_addiction #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #best_universe_ #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkyway_tv #akatarawas #wellingtonnz #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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More from the pre-scoped astro adventure with @emvanwyk_photography in Hawke’s Bay. The Milky Way was arching over Te Mata Peak to my right, but I rather liked this misty composition looking South with the Magellanic Cloud galaxies. This was shot at 02:20am from the middle of the road outside Craggy Range Winery.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 18mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs ==========================
#hawkesbay #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #magellanicclouds #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #nissanpatrol
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
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This is one very special photo for a number of reasons!
A recent computer malfunction corrupted my SD card and caused the loss of more than 1,000 images, 250 of which I hadn’t even had a chance to review. Thanks to Computer Forensics NZ Ltd, I‘ve been able to recover that lost data. This is the first of those recovered files.
It’s super special also for the massive Irridium Satellite Flare captured here as it passed in front of Mars. The 66 Irridium Satellites that currently orbit the Earth are being retired throughout 2018. By the end of this year, this phenomenon will no longer exist. Since 2017 these satellites are being replaced by ones that don’t reflect. AND it will be another 17 years before you see Mars this close to Earth in the night sky.
I liked how the elements came together to make this image... The Milky Way over Te Mata Peak... the mist pierced by my @ledlenser_official headlamp while standing atop my truck. You could say “I was on Patrol” 😂
It’s a single image capture... shot at 2:34am in 4 degrees while you were sleeping.
Big thanks to Em @emvanwyk_photography for assisting with this remote triggered selfie and for her awesome company on this astro adventure 🌟✨☄️
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs
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#hawkesbay #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #tematapeak #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #nissanpatrol
#special_shots #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers
#photopills


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A window into the night sky during a 4x4 night trip through the Akatarawa Forest last Saturday. While one of the group changed a punctured tyre, I had the opportunity to shoot some astro beneath these Cyathea medularis (Black Mamaku) tree ferns. The tail lights on the truck in front of me caused the interesting red effect on the fronds. Mars was clearly visible on its own out to the right. Saturn was also easily spotted at top centre right of the Galactic Core. I shot this around 9:00pm. A rare and special treat to drive this forest at night time.
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 17mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 20 secs
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#longexpo_addiction #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #best_universe_ #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkyway_tv #akatarawas #wellingtonnz #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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It’s always a treat to capture both Magellanic Cloud Galaxies. Not always as readily observable to the naked eye as the Milky Way, these important features of our night sky are located respectively 154,000 and 196,000 light years from our Earth. You can see them to the far left of the Milky Way arch.
This is a 5 image stitched panorama that I captured last Thursday morning around 1:00am at Red Rocks. I used @instapan to convert the pano into a motion clip. With me on this 4x4 adventure was @frankhopfler Check out his page for more awesome astro panoramas 🌟
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 30 secs x5
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#longexpo_addiction #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #magellanicclouds #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkyway_tv #redrockswellington #wellingtonnz #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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Working from left to right, this is a 13 shots over two levels stitched panorama of the Milky Way. Captured on Thursday morning around 2:00am at Red Rocks on the western side of Devil’s Gate, a steep and narrow rock pass accessible only by 4x4. At left you see the two Magellanic Cloud Galaxies in the southern sky. Panning right... there’s @frankhopfler working his astro magic on a similar pano. It was his work that has inspired me to start compiling these multi shot images. To the right and above the Milky Way’s Galactic Core, you can see Mars shining brightly out on its own.
We were surround by seals, both on the rocks around us and sleeping in the flax bushes beside the track. It was definitely prudent to check carefully before proceeding anywhere out there in the darkness. ==========================
📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 25 secs x13
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#longexpo_addiction #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #redrockswellington #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkyway_tv #nightskynz #wellingtonnz #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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A tale of woe to this post... Nestled amongst mature Oaks on the side of State Highway 2 at Pukehou, the Christ Church is the oldest church in the Hawke’s Bay province. It is listed as a Category One Historic Place. Built in 1859 by Rev. Samuel Williams, this beautiful Gothic Revival style building is distinctive for its steep pitched roof and slender pointed arch lancet windows. The Rev. Williams was notable as a missionary and founder of the nearby Te Aute College.
This is a single image photo... one of only 3 I managed to save before a laptop crash yesterday morning corrupted my 32GB SD card. I subsequently lost several hundred as yet unprocessed RAW photos. Three nights and around 15hrs of shooting astro from several remote and very special locations... all lost forever. I can’t even begin to describe how upset I am about this 😱
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 5000 20 secs
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#hawkesbay #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #longexponz #hawkesbaynz
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #night_shots_ #pukehou_church #ig_shutternights #pocket_nights #supreme_nightshots #NIGHTSHOOTERS #nightphotography
#heritagenewzealand #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers
#photopills


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The sun had set, leaving only a faint trace of afterburner colour on the horizon. Like so many of the recent twilights, haunted by a grey malaise. I realised that although i couldn’t see much of the residual colour, it was there within the clouds. An extra long exposure of 5 minutes using the @leefilters Big Stopper and 0.9 Soft GND combo of filters would extract that glow and enhance the overall mood of this scene.
I was pleased with the result 🙏🏼🌅
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/11 ISO 100 5 mins
@LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
@LEEfilters - Big Stopper ND10
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#ig_shotz_le #tgif_sunset #leefilters #fantastic_shotzs #fiftyshades_of_twilight #sky_captures #unlimitedsunset #sky_brilliance #skymasters #loves_skyandsunset #sunset_stream #sunsetorsunrisemagazine
#splendid_xposure #global_creatives #earthfocus #globalcapture #marvelouz_world
#earthpix #earth_shotz #aov #got__greatshots #ig_naturelovers #sharemewlg
#worldbestgram #infinity_worldshoot
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The sun hadn’t quite breached the horizon. It was cold and breezy, and I wanted to extract as much colour from the pre-dawn sky. I’d been planning to shoot this new Surf Life Saving Club building for some time. I just love how the tiled cladding picks up and blends in the colours of its surroundings in beautiful Lyall Bay.
This 4 minute exposure using the Lee Filters Little Stopper and Soft Grad ND combo allowed sufficient time for the moving clouds to streak & blur. Engorged with the colours of the rising sun, those clouds provided the contrast I was looking for between the ocean, the architecture and the sky 💨🌤
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/14 ISO 50 4 mins & 1 sec
LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
LEEfilters - Little Stopper ND6
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The sea was flat and the setting sun struggled to populate the clouds with more than a tint. I decided to go for an extra long exposure of almost 7 minutes using the @leefilters Big Stopper and 0.9 Soft GND combo of filters. I figured the extra time would allow for a stronger build up of colour in the clouds and make the sea like velvet. I was not wrong 😍
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/11 ISO 100 6mins & 40 secs
@LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
@LEEfilters - Big Stopper ND10
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#earthpix #earth_shotz #aov #got__greatshots #ig_naturelovers #sharemewlg
#worldbestgram #infinity_worldshoot
#perfexionpics_igwg #tarakenabay #wellingtonnz #moods_in_frame #bd_pro


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This is one of 4 shots I took to create a stitched panorama of the Milky Way. In the foreground, my favourite rock at Hongoeka Bay. Given that I crop everything for Instagram anyway, I decided to edit this one individually. Jupiter can be seen setting over Mana Island. A combination of light pollution and presence of airglow provided a band of colour above the horizon. With me on this occasion, Mr Astro himself... @frankhopfler Check out his page for uncompromising stitched astro panoramas!
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 4000 25 secs
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Another rather special shot I captured this time last year with @rakairoahori at Peka Peka. The moon had not long set beyond Kapiti Island. It left a glowing orange band on the horizon. The intense glow at left is from the lights of Paraparaumu beyond the sand dunes. This was despite the time being 04:20am when I shot this. With the Milky Way looking spectacular overhead, the reflective quality of the estuary and wet sand provided a perfect foreground to frame the image I wanted. Obligatory pieces of driftwood added interest. ==========================
📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 4000 25 secs
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#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #kapitiisland #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #pekapeka #paekakariki #kapiticoast #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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Day 1: 3.5hrs drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo.

The milky way is honestly simply breath-taking!! And I’m really happy I managed to do justice to the amazing sights I saw on that night and can relive it ☺️ Also, I just received the letter for the speeding fine I got on the drive from Christchurch.. and boy is the fine hefty 😕😕


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Here’s a rather special shot I took this time last year at Peka Peka. The moon had just set beyond Kapiti Island, leaving a band of orange in its wake. It was a clear night with a myriad of stars and the Milky Way looking spectacular.
Massive thanks to @rakairoahori for showing me this location. I shot a huge number of photos that night and still have so many yet to process. When I shoot different locations regularly, I only process a few at a time, leaving plenty for future times. I do this also because I figure my processing skills will be a whole lot better months from now... simply through experience and new learning. Continuous improvement is very important to me 😇📸
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 6400 25 secs
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#longexpo_addiction #kiwipics
#ig_newzealand #globalcapture #got__greatshots #longexponz #longexpoelite
#ig_shotz_le #long_exposure #CPcollectives #night_shots_ #milkywayshotz #milkyway
#MilkyWayGrams #capture_the_universe #perfexionpics_igwg #newmilkyway #timelessuniverse #universetoday #natgeospace #fantastic_universe #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #kapitiisland #pekapeka #kapiticoast #milkywaymastery #bd_pro


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Twilight flow in Owhiro Bay. Driving home soggy is a regular option 😂💦
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 200 1.3 secs
LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
LEEfilters - Little Stopper ND6
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#splendid_earth #global_creatives #earthfocus #globalcapture #marvelouz_world
#earthpix #earth_shotz #aov #got__greatshots #ig_naturelovers #sharemewlg
#worldbestgram #infinity_worldshoot
#perfexionpics_igwg #longexpo_addiction #longexponz #moods_in_frame #bd_pro


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Hot vapour like breath upon the back of my neck... This cloud ignited with the setting of a July sun. Smouldering over Tarakena Bay and shot this time last year... but too hot to handle at the time... So saved until now 😉🔥
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📷 Canon EOS 6D 📸 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ii USM
⌛️ 16mm @ f/6.3 ISO 50 25 secs
@LEEfilters - 0.9 Soft GND
@LEEfilters - Little Stopper ND
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#ig_shotz_le #tgif_sunset #moapoint #fantastic_shotzs #fiftyshades_of_twilight #sky_captures #unlimitedsunset #sky_brilliance #skymasters #loves_skyandsunset #sunset_stream #sunsetorsunrisemagazine
#splendid_xposure #global_creatives #earthfocus #globalcapture #marvelouz_world
#earthpix #earth_shotz #aov #got__greatshots #ig_naturelovers #sharemewlg
#worldbestgram #infinity_worldshoot
#perfexionpics_igwg #tarakenabay #wellingtonnz #moods_in_frame #bd_pro


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