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Archive for June, 2010

Cardrona Hotel. NZ

Posted by mervfrench on June 29, 2010

Looks can be deceiving.  This is the Cardrona Hotel on the road between Queenstown and Wanaka in NZ’s South Island.  Inside this hotel is a great restored old pub with huge open fires and a terrific meals.  Out the back there are motel rooms and a very large outdoor entertainment area. This place is famous as being featured in local beer commercials and is a favorite place particularly during ski season.

I’ve played around with this shot a bit and decided to put it up as is but it really is a work in progress as I’m sure I can get a better look from it.

A B&W could be on the cards. ( can’t believe I said that ! )  🙂

This is version 2 with a little desat as suggested , which do you prefer?

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Warm and Dry

Posted by mervfrench on June 24, 2010

The exact opposite to below.   Shot at Elephant rocks Denmark WA , in January.

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Cold and Wet.

Posted by mervfrench on June 22, 2010

This is Riverton Beach at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.  I went out for a cruise early one morning to see what was around. I climbed up and over a small hill near the beach to have a look see and thought this might come up ok. It was cold wet and windy so I didn’t hang around, I set up , shot 7 images and ducked back to the car real quick as I wasn’t really dressed for this type of weather.

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Queenstown Rose

Posted by mervfrench on June 18, 2010

Just looking thru a few shots from NZ , saw this and decided to give it a light treatment and put it up.

Shot in the rain in Queenstown Botanic Gardens.

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Monaco Raft Up.

Posted by mervfrench on June 15, 2010

Hows this for a collection of tinnie’s lined up in Monaco for the F1 Grand Prix week.

Any guess as to the value of these floating green backs?     Winner takes all  !!!!

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Queenstown , looking back the other way.

Posted by mervfrench on June 13, 2010

A shot looking back to where I took the other image below which was shot from in front of the orange landmarks. the main Cafe area is to the left of this image.

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Stirling Range Sunset.

Posted by mervfrench on June 13, 2010

Driving along the south side of the Stirlings  and wondering if I should grab a shot or not of the sunset. We were on the wrong side  but I  remembered there was a small lake on the side of the road that I had seen before but I wasn’t sure where it was. We found the lake but I thought we were really too late for a shot as the best of the red sky was over , but I might as well give it a go , and this is the result.  Single shot cropped.

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Lake Wakatipu Queenstown NZ

Posted by mervfrench on June 11, 2010

Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown NZ  is 80 kms long and 291 sq km’s in size making it the third largest lake in NZ and I think it’s the coldest as well because its fed with snow and  it’s freezing.   This was taken at approx 9pm down on the foreshore in front of the shopping area of town.  Queenstown and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to explore for a few days,it’s a photo paradise.

You really need to enlarge this one and check out the detail,  at 100% it’s pretty damn good.   I know it’s not a CFP65 from TD but it’s not bad just the same.

It’s a 8 image stitch.

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Wave Rock

Posted by mervfrench on June 9, 2010

Wave Rock Hyden , I’ve been there quite a few times but never happy with anything I’ve shot there . We called in again last Sat morning so I tried again , this time I’ve taken the arty approach and this is  how it came out.

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Boulders in B&W

Posted by mervfrench on June 2, 2010

Not sure I’m wrapped in it but here it is anyway , so many ways to do this, more than a thousand I’d say !!!    🙂

What do you think ??

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