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Pauatahanui inlet shot Jan 7th with Fuji x100s and Lee Seven5 Filters: Big Stopper & Grad Filter,
converted to B&W with Silver EFX… The tide was coming in so my tripod feet got wet…
iPhone photo below of setup

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shot with 5DmkIII and Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens

shot while I did a bit longer walk… Paekakariki back to Plimmerton

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Gotta admire someone who sails out to Mana Island & times the return trip for the sunset!

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visited this beautiful rose garden in Timaru today…

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these roses are all heritage roses collected over a lifetime by Trevor Griffiths, for example this one is listed a Polyantha, Archiduc Charles from 1846!

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While the roses are beautiful, the most stunning visual feast to me was the colour pallet of the fallen leaves

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blue on blue = summer bliss! Shot at Timaru with Canon 5DmkII and Distagon 21mm lens

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mid break…

 

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Rakaia Gorge, shot above with Fuji x100s… below with Canon 5D and Distagon 21mm lens

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soundtrack for that last photo = the gentle polyphonic hum of bees