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  Reply # 1505872 4-Mar-2016 10:50
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Got a map of where you went, planning a bit of a trip round the south island myself:

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1506003 4-Mar-2016 14:48
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Dynamic:

 

Stan: Did a 4000km trip on a 150cc motorcycle around the South Island.

 

On a 150cc?  Wow that's keen.  Did that 18 months ago on a cruiser but travelled with others who had done the ride before and they were not keen to stop as often as I wanted, so will have to do it again at my own pace.  That lake colour is stunning - one of the glacier lakes?

 

 

Yeah 150cc Honda XR150 Trail bike. Was a bunch of fun :D. Went with a friend on a VFR800 but I took all my own luggage would be keen to do it again myself we did a few long stretches (left Collingwood at 9am took the ferry across  kept going till I got home just north of Hamilton at 2:30am), but mostly 300-400km a day.

 

Yep that is Lake Pukaki.

 

 

 

RileyB:

 

Got a map of where you went, planning a bit of a trip round the south island myself:

 

 

 

 

We planned everything but got a bit wet so we stayed in Dunedin for a few days and just went where we wanted.

 

A rough idea of where we went excluding North Island part :) we tented most of the way

 

https://goo.gl/maps/xgdkzg5LjX82

 

Ride from Mt Cook by David Bennett, on Flickr


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1522593 30-Mar-2016 09:16
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Nice!


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  Reply # 1525105 3-Apr-2016 10:08
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Nice Warbird photos. I've never been, how do you find it for taking photos? ie. do you ave to fight for good spots, or is there good views from anywhere?  I was going to head up and watch from one of the free spots I know about, but was lazy and couldn't be bothered dealing with traffic/thousands of people.






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  Reply # 1525129 3-Apr-2016 10:18
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Feel like this thread hasn't gotten a bit quieter then usual, will have to remember to post more :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1526382 5-Apr-2016 15:07
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Takahe Chick:

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1542716 27-Apr-2016 12:22
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Few random photos:

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1547454 6-May-2016 09:21
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Some blue penguins, cranking the ISO on some of these:

 

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1547493 6-May-2016 10:18
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Thanks for sharing. Excellent work as always!

Studying more of the theory side at the moment. Brain is getting a bit old for this stuff!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1548775 9-May-2016 16:06
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Stu: Thanks for sharing. Excellent work as always!

Studying more of the theory side at the moment. Brain is getting a bit old for this stuff!

 

 

 

A site I found great for theory is Cambridge in colour, well explained and diagramed: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Last night's Aurora:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1548778 9-May-2016 16:29
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Thanks @RileyB, I'll have a look!

Was thinking of heading to Queenstown later in the month for an astrophotography workshop with Mark Gee, but it'd cost around $700-$1000 to fly down and back, food, rent a vehicle and a cheap room and hope the weather is fine!




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  Reply # 1548782 9-May-2016 16:40
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Stu: Thanks @RileyB, I'll have a look!

Was thinking of heading to Queenstown later in the month for an astrophotography workshop with Mark Gee, but it'd cost around $700-$1000 to fly down and back, food, rent a vehicle and a cheap room and hope the weather is fine!

 

 

 

Rob Dickinson would be worth looking at for astrophotography worksshops as well, not sure what his prices are like but here is his website: http://www.rjd.co.nz/index.php?route=product/category&path=63






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  Reply # 1548787 9-May-2016 16:48
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Thanks again. I've done a couple of basic workshops in Auckland and have a couple or three more planned. Will have to consider options in the South Island for astro I think, and will try and work them in to vacations to make them more cost effective.




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  Reply # 1558242 23-May-2016 21:23
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Been a bit absent since I went away at beginning of April. Here's a few of my favourites from the trip:

 

 

 

Coromandel - Cathedral Cove 3 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Tongariro National Park - Road to Mt Ruapehu 2 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Kaikoura - Ohau NZ Fur Seal Colony 9 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Lake Tekapo - Moonrise 1 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Moeraki - Moeraki Boulders 2 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Wanaka - Lone Tree 1 by Jeff Bell, on Flickr

 

 

 

Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks by Jeff Bell, on Flickr


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