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Old 03-15-20, 05:47 PM
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A few more photos from the rest of my South Canterbury/Otago/Southland cycle trip, now completed.


Heading north from the Omarama Saddle toward the township of Omarama.

The Alps-to-Ocean cycle trail at Lake Benmore

High point of the Nevis Rd crossing.

Down in the Nevis Valley.

The southern end of the Nevis Rd near the Southland Ski Club hut.

The road into the Mavora Lakes camping area.

The road toward the Walters Peak Station and jetty.

Lake Wakatipu.

Lake Wakatipu again.
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very cool landscapes there Mr Kiwi.
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very cool landscapes there Mr Kiwi.
Hands down the best holiday I've taken, even with the minor hiccups encountered.
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Poland-- Two police officers helped us translate the menu, and made some recommendations. We were not dissapointed.
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Here is mine from a short tour yesterday. This is at Reid State Park ,Maine
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A few more photos from the rest of my South Canterbury/Otago/Southland cycle trip, now completed.
What are you using to get those wide angle shots?
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What are you using to get those wide angle shots?
I took multiple frames and later on stitched them. The first lot were done using an android app which had very little user control, and show a couple of small 'mistakes'. The second set were done once I returned home. The camera was a Huawei Mate 30 phone which has a 3x zoom lens, approx 27 to 81mm in 'full frame' terms. Now that the top cell phones all have quite good cameras you can cut down on one piece of gear to carry if you like photography, if you don't need very long focal lengths or any other special thing only a camera can do well.
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I took multiple frames and later on stitched them. The first lot were done using an android app which had very little user control, and show a couple of small 'mistakes'. The second set were done once I returned home. The camera was a Huawei Mate 30 phone which has a 3x zoom lens, approx 27 to 81mm in 'full frame' terms. Now that the top cell phones all have quite good cameras you can cut down on one piece of gear to carry if you like photography, if you don't need very long focal lengths or any other special thing only a camera can do well.
I have been amazed for years now how the stitching software does such a good job, not to mention the quality of cell phone cameras for a number of years also.
I was working in photography for a good long while when digital started coming out, and always recall how it was early on. That said, I still really like holding an actual camera shaped thing, more or less, and having an actual shutter button felt under my finger that can be actuated by feel only, not to mention the ergonomics of a camera vs an easily droppable slip out of your hand cell phone.

so back in the day, this is what I did for having fun with looking and shooting the world with stitching results in mind. For larfs, my 93 Pyrenees trip was one where I did a fair amount of it, and still have the 5x7 and 8x10 prints stuck together with tape for all the stitchings that I did. I did all my own processing and printing so was able to more or less match up densities properly, and if things weren't perfect density wise and matchup mistakes wise in the shots, I didn't care, it was just cool to me as the final results were much closer to my memories of riding through the Pyrenees and it was a fun challenge looking at situations and landscapes and thinking stitching wise...
Here is a landscape example and a people situation example. I shot photojournalism style stuff all the time anyway so was used to the people thing, but hardly ever shot landscapes.
I took a borrowed Zeiss point and shoot with a good 35mm fixed lens and a pile of self loaded 400 asa film. Simple and no stress shooting, nor worries about a nice camera or weight.

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Originally Posted by tspoon View Post
A few more photos from the rest of my South Canterbury/Otago/Southland cycle trip, now completed.
New Zealand is such a beautiful country ! Makes me wanna go back badly.

Love the analog stitching, very nice. I'm always worried to take my leica on hiking/bike trips but it's always so worth it... I have a small olympus mjuii point and shoot that is indestructible and light but a dedicated 35 or 50mm lens is so much better.
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Originally Posted by shroomaroom View Post
Love the analog stitching, very nice. I'm always worried to take my leica on hiking/bike trips but it's always so worth it... I have a small olympus mjuii point and shoot that is indestructible and light but a dedicated 35 or 50mm lens is so much better.
Thanks. I still like looking at them after all these years.
re fixed lens, I shot for so long with a handful of fixed lenses I'm very used to it, but I do like the reasonable zoom on my Nikon and shoot for travel shots, and I have it set up to be able to choose with a touch to go to 35,50,90 perhaps, focal length visualising that I'm very used to. It's not new, nor expensive, it works alright but it's a compromise with a pt and shoot with never having critical focus or exact shutter release timing, but it's been a while since I've spent money on good equipment and won't ever put out for a nicer small pt and shoot. Just not my priority anymore.
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The Netherlands-- "Art and Counter Culture"

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The Netherlands-- "Art and Counter Culture"
If you wonder why the exhibtion only spans 3 years of counter culture, by '71 it was all mainstream.
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My wife and I stopped for the night in a small town in Southren Ontario, Canada. That evening there was a concert (50-60's music) at the town's waterfront park. Not only was the music good, it was a great place for "people watching".






Not everyone in the crowd thought the music was good

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Speaking of people...Bed races (notice the MTB forks and wheels) and fire twirling during Sparwood Days in British Columbia. (Yes. That's me on the ground.)




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Boy, you two would even make CBC and their Canadian content rules happy, Tim Hortons and Canadian beer cans.
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation btw)

and fire juggling pokey things, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye"---and it's yours!
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Southern Ontario, Canada-- I'm sorry guys, but I'm still editing photos; guess which tour photos I'm doing now

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After 5 days of eating dust, ain't nothing like a meal at McDoner's

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Testing the picture taking abilities of an iphone X I bought recently. This was California route 27, aka Topanga Canyon Boulevard, running from Topanga Beach back North to route 101, aka El Camino Real. 😎



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The secret is making the coffee strong enough

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Is that a skinny bee, or a wasp? 🤔 Great caption for that pic. 👍 😁

Yesterday, I saw a small puddle of “something” on the side of the road, with what looked like 100 bees crawling on the ground through it. They left me alone, so I gladly returned the favor. 😉
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Is that a skinny bee, or a wasp? 🤔 Great caption for that pic. 👍 😁

Yesterday, I saw a small puddle of “something” on the side of the road, with what looked like 100 bees crawling on the ground through it. They left me alone, so I gladly returned the favor. 😉
It is a mosquito!!
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