NUOVA ZELANDA 🌏🇳🇿 Viaggio di gruppo itinerante.
Inizio del giro il 6 novembre ad Auckland, il cui nome deriva dalla parola maori "Aotearoa", "terra della lunga nuvola bianca". Tra i quartieri di Parnell, Mission Bay, The Viaduct e la Sky Tower, non ci sarà da annoiarsi.
Proseguimento con Bombay Hills e Matamata (Shire's Rest), luogo di riprese degli esterni della casa de Il Signore degli Anelli. In seguito, dopo aver fatto tappa a Christchurch, al lago Tekapo, ai ghiacciai Franz Josef e Fox e a Wanaka, si giungerà a Queenstown, dove verrà svolta una crociera a bordo di una barca dei primi anni del '900 sul lago Wakatipu.
Si prosegue con la visita a Milford Sound (Parco Nazionale dei Fiordi), con il Paparoa National Park e con Kaikoura, luogo di intrapresa di una seconda crociera con scopo di avvistamento balene.
Termine del tour il 18 novembre con rientro autonomo in Italia.
Quota a partire da € 3950 per un viaggio indimenticabile.
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Well that was one of the busiest weeks I've had for a while.
Monday I began study towards my photography diploma with Southern Institute of Technology.
This image was one of 4 submitted this week in different catagories. This was my submission for the landscape category.
Following is the justification text of what my workings were behind the photo.
This is the incredible view from the northern side of Mount John, where I work.
The region is divinely picturesque but this is one view I’m particularly fond of.
I love the colour contrast between the golden grasses and the blue/ turquoise of the lake and sky.
I framed this view between a rock and the neighboring bush to give the illusion that it was a peep-hole into paradise. There’s definitely some truth to this!
Focal length 70mm
Sony #Zeiss 24-70 f4
Reason for settings:
As with any landscape I wanted to retain as much detail as possible so set ISO to 100.
I zoomed in to 70mm on my 24-70mm lens to bring the Mountains and lake closer.
This longer focal length also helped throw the foreground out of focus.
I wanted to keep all of the image in focus except the rock and bush I used for framing in the foreground.
I played with aperture priority and settled on F/8.0 to achieve the look I wanted
Challenges I faced:
I tried not to lose too much detail shadow in the foreground, but didn't want to overexpose the bright white of the mountains.
I figure I’m more likely to be able to recover detail from the shadows than clipped highlights, so I exposed to preserve the highlights.
I tried to stick to the rule of thirds for this composition. It was a bit tricky in this scene snd I'm sure there's probably a more suitable rule of composition I could have used but I’m happy with the final look.
I just had to move around until the composition looked well balanced.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, on the shore of Lake Tekapo. Quite famous on Instagram, Pinterest, and wherever sightseers post colorful pictures of where they saw amazing, interesting vistas. It is a non-denominational place of worship, and that detail escapes most visitors.
🎼 Denise Young 🎶 Nature Of Your Pain
Doing a 7 days roadtrip at NZ South Island , starting by picking up car in Christchurch then move to queenstown , te anau , franz josef , and back to christchurch.
It is chilly winter season now in New Zealand with temperature around -2 to 6 degree.
Loc : Lake Pukaki , New Zealand
Mount Cook was shrouded in fog, with rain and some snow, thus we could not view the highest peak in New Zealand. The weather was more clement elsewhere, just not around The Hermitage, where we stopped for lunch.
🎼 Boney James 🎶 Speak Easy
From Christchurch to Queenstown on a tour bus, which took us through a cross-island ride over the mountains. The mountain ranges are like a backbone to the elongated South Island, dominating the horizon. The mountain lakes show a peculiar milky blue, owing to sediments from glacial runoff.
🎼 Lila Downs 🎶 I Envy The Wind
This is Alice Cleave, my Hitty who happens to be an orphan.
I decided that she should be an orphan beacause of her grey dress.
She is crochet Hitty pattern from ByHookByHand. Her dress is the smocked dress pattern also from ByHookByHand. Her shawl is Lucinda's knit blanket. And I knit her a scarf.
She has button jointed arms and her head can move too.
Her hair is a crochet mohair wig with a braid down the back.
I love how she came out. She is 10 inches big.
New Zealand’s iconic Church of the Good Shepherd at sunset. Set on the banks of the impossibly blue Lake Tekapo and framed by mountains, the church was built in the early 19th century, it was built by the pioneers of the McKenzie Valley to give thanks for the land’s bounty. The interior of the church is dominated by a huge altar window that provides a perfect view of the lake and mountains.
Last night, Lady Aurora decided to hit us up with a geomagnetic storm. I wanted to hit Wanaka but the forecast wasn’t looking too good down there, so I stayed in Tekapo since the forecast was clear through the night. Didn’t get my hopes up too much because I couldn’t see much earlier in the evening even though it was a KP3, but then a KP5 came and it got so visible even with the naked eye. I’m surprised there were not many people around, so it was definitely a night to remember at the most photographed church in the world.
I’m so glad so many people caught it in the South Island yesterday, and even in the North! I even saw a timelapse of Mount Taranaki with the Aurora dancing overhead on Instagram. Impressive!