After yet another storm made it's way over the land, I decided it was a good chance to take the new lens for a walk and get to know it a little better. Along the river walk a lot of properties have planted flax and native bushes to help keep their area tidy without making it too hard to maintain. But one resident has planted a flower garden and it certainly brightens up the place.
Most people have taken an image of a beautiful scene in front of them, only to be disappointed when they saw the finished image. This can be confusing and frustrating. Landscape photography looks easy, after all hasn't nature done all the work already? In some ways yes but there is so much more to it.
At the end of February, the Royal New Zealand Air Force celebrated their 80th year of service by hosting a two day air show at the Ohakea Air Base. With aircraft from several nations (including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, France) joining in, the event promised to be a great chance to see some new aircraft. Despite a rather fickle summer so far, the weekend was held under mostly clear blue skies with the hot summer sun beaming down.
While most people have less than fond memories of the air show held there 5 years ago, for me I had a great time. Thanks to a bunch of pro photographers who gave me some hints and tips along the way I came away with images which I was very happy with and I learn't a lot.
Today we are trying something a little different. Welcome to our new Ezine, a new idea which we hope will evolve into a monthly review of the images we have created in the past month. A chance to tell the story of our images from a slightly different perspective. This issue covers the images captured in January, a month of summery weather and long holidays for those of us fortunate enough to live in the southern hemisphere.
So why have we named it an hour before sunrise? This ezine focus's on our landscape images and for me, my favorite time to capture landscape images, is when the day has barely begun, in that magic time as the dawn begins to fill the landscape with light and the world wakes from its sleep. Unlike sunset, sunrise is a time of mystery and surprise, where the rising of the sun bursts on to the scene, transforming the world as it rises.
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