Posted by Aaron Schmidt (Auckland, New Zealand) on 5 December 2006 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.
Even when cloudy, I think New Zealand can produce some fantastic landscape shots. Enjoy!
Canon EOS 20D 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 100 100 mm
beach | landscape | sea | fog | coast
I am labeling this photoblog as "NZ Persuasion", my mum is trying to stop me from going on about NZ all the time.. but your photos just make me want to go even more. (which is a really good thing - haha)
5 Dec 2006 9:08pm
@Jenny: If my photos offer a little inspiration, then I'm honoured. I am sure NZ would welcome you.
I love mist, and sitting in the cold starring into it... so i really enjoyed this pic :)
5 Dec 2006 9:27pm
Great coastal shot. New Zealand sure has majestic landscapes...i like the tones in this photo, yet to me it's still a calm shot.
5 Dec 2006 9:45pm
Nice shot. I sure like those subtle green tones. Provokes a mood in me. Thanks for sharing NZ with me.
5 Dec 2006 10:12pm
brrrrrrrrery (very) nice shot!
by the way, the photo you commented on (tunnel vision) was taken in a mall in Norco, CA
5 Dec 2006 10:21pm
This definitely is beautiful and different.
5 Dec 2006 10:22pm
Hi Aaron ! Incredible picture ! It could have been a scene for the Lord of the Rings movie !
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5 Dec 2006 10:40pm
Nice Shot there Aaron. The clouds produce a real mysterious feeling.
5 Dec 2006 11:19pm
You're right on that mate!! This is an amazing overcast/misty day. It's got the fury of nature written all over it. Often we see such beautiful things nature has to offer but you've caught her at an angrier time in her life. Great job with the colours and shadows.
5 Dec 2006 11:52pm
@Colour blind: Thanks ... definitely the look I was going for.
Sometimes the best shots are taken on moody cloudy days. This shot captures the muteness, quietness and calm of the area. My only complaint is to fix those dark corners! Don't crop, just use the "fix lens distortions" feature of photoshop to remove vignetting.
6 Dec 2006 1:20am
@Michael Zhang: I actually added the vignetting. I find it works well on dark, moody shots like these. But I guess it's a matter of preference. =)
Wow! Heavy shot. Loving the layers.
6 Dec 2006 2:06am
A bit underexposed, but it's a very nice picture. I love the layers
6 Dec 2006 3:11am
@Kelvin Chan: Underexposed on purpose to give that dark, moody feel. Photoshop kept trying to bump up the brightness but I resisted the urge. =)
...wonderful .... ethereal
6 Dec 2006 6:21am
Reminds me of a Turner painting. Except a little calmer...you two should really get together and chat *wink*
6 Dec 2006 8:18am
It does look like a painting, wonderful!
6 Dec 2006 9:10am
This one looks like a painting... great shot, a side of NZ i have yet to see.
6 Dec 2006 11:18pm
@Hutchscotch: Make the trip buddy and I'll show you more than this! ;)
I think this would look nice B&W too. I'd consider cropping some of the sky because despite the interesting color cast, it is a little bland.
7 Dec 2006 6:34am
@Daniel: In fact I did consider cropping it out but I always crop out the uninteresting parts of my photos so I figured this time I'd leave it in to contrast the landscape. Thanks for pointing it out though! =)
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