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Old Nov 18, 2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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Repost, got no reaction from the Travel forum.

Hi there!

I'm just back from our trip to New Zealand and Singapore...
I want to go back!
It was a fantastic trip with so much to see and do.

Of course I made lot's of photos, that's not very hard considering the beauty that you can see.
So here's the first part (South Island and Singapore will follow): The North Island.
We stayed on the North Island for 2 weeks.
All photos taken with Canon 400D, Sigma 10-20, Canon 24-105L and Sigma 100-300.

Comments are more than welcome, I would like to learn. So here's the gallery:

http://www.pbase.com/tvw/north_island_new_zealand

Thanks for taking the time to take a look!



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Old Nov 19, 2007, 7:02 AM   #2
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I like #1 a lot. Nice confluence of colors and textures.

I've never been a big fan of landscape shots that include a lot of foreground detail. I don't know what to look at. In #2, do I look at the river,snow covered peak, and clouds, or do I look at the boulder with the lichen?
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.......you have a very nice photo collection of your trip, I found the entire set enjoyable to see.

As for critique, I will leave that to others but to say I like your composition style. Of these I really like the second photo.

Oh yes, I wonder, "what was the fisherman's problem?"

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These are really nice photos, but the second one is the best for me out of the two. the 2nd would make a great B/W.
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TCav wrote:
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I like #1 a lot. Nice confluence of colors and textures.

I've never been a big fan of landscape shots that include a lot of foreground detail. I don't know what to look at. In #2, do I look at the river,snow covered peak, and clouds, or do I look at the boulder with the lichen?
Thanks for the comment TCav.
I actually think that the second one is quite balanced (left volcano, middle rock, right lake and foreground 2/3 and sky 1/3). Without the rock it would be more boring IMO.
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.......you have a very nice photo collection of your trip, I found the entire set enjoyable to see.

As for critique, I will leave that to others but to say I like your composition style. Of these I really like the second photo.

Oh yes, I wonder, "what was the fisherman's problem?"

thanks for the invite,
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Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my gallery pgmCoder!
The fisherman... He was just not a very friendly guy, but I was quite happy because he gave me this shot!
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These are really nice photos, but the second one is the best for me out of the two. the 2nd would make a great B/W.
Thanks for the comment and I will try that Alex.
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Timberland wrote:
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pgmCoder wrote:
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.......you have a very nice photo collection of your trip, I found the entire set enjoyable to see.

As for critique, I will leave that to others but to say I like your composition style. Of these I really like the second photo.

Oh yes, I wonder, "what was the fisherman's problem?"

thanks for the invite,
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Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my gallery pgmCoder!
The fisherman... He was just not a very friendly guy, but I was quite happy because he gave me this shot!
thats because he was probably stealing his fish :-). Trust me i live in new zealand and i see it all the time....lol... generally if i take a pic and get that reaction, i tend to annoy that kind a bit more and send that sort of pic to the local newspaper... BUT make sure your not living in the same town as he is
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.......you have a very nice photo collection of your trip, I found the entire set enjoyable to see.

As for critique, I will leave that to others but to say I like your composition style. Of these I really like the second photo.

Oh yes, I wonder, "what was the fisherman's problem?"

thanks for the invite,
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Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my gallery pgmCoder!
The fisherman... He was just not a very friendly guy, but I was quite happy because he gave me this shot!
thats because he was probably stealing his fish :-). Trust me i live in new zealand and i see it all the time....lol... generally if i take a pic and get that reaction, i tend to annoy that kind a bit more and send that sort of pic to the local newspaper... BUT make sure your not living in the same town as he is
I wasn't stealing, just taking photos. :-)
I'm happy to say I don't live in the same town (but on the other side of the world).
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Hi Timberland, I hope you don't mind I had a little go at your photo, I converted to b/w then dodged & burned and changed to overlay mode.
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