Canary Islands Panoramas 👉 Canoramas 😉

#PhotographingVastLandsapes #SelfExplanatory

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Maori Values

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Marae

Maori Marae (meeting house) on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in New Zealand

“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!”
“What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!”

“He tangata takahi manuhiri, he marae puehu.”
“A person who mistreats his guest has a dusty Marae (meeting house)” — meaning, someone who disregards his visitors will soon find he has no visitors at all.

Hospitality, respect for and interest in other people has top priority in Maori society. However, there are rules! As outsider you cannot simply enter a Marae (meeting house) and mingle; you have to wait for the invitation of a tribal member.

On the Waitangi Treaty Grounds — the historic place where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown — visitors are usually invited by the guides to enter the Marae on the photo above, which represents not only one tribe but the unity of Maori throughout New Zealand. It’s easily the most beautiful building I’ve entered in Aotearoa!

Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):
Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 4000, F9, 1/15 sec., no filter, no flash.
Panorama stitched out of 5 single exposures.

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Weekend Wanderings: Coromandel In Landscape Mode

Coromandel is a small peninsula on New Zealand’s Northern Island. It’s a popular weekend destination for Aucklanders, especially during the summer months.

We went there in winter!

Coromandel in winter = empty beaches, peaceful walks, silent sunsets, pure tranquility. Have a look!

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Spirit Of Place

Ben Lomond Queenstwon New Zealand

It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. ‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’ Most travelers hurry too much…
~Lawrence Durrell

Photo details (Location: Ben Lomond Walk in Queenstown, New Zealand):
Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 500, F20, 1/100 sec., no camera filter, no flash.

I found it tough, if not impossible, to capture the value of this Queenstown scenery in a single photo; so I took my time for two more panoramas (please click on all images for a bigger version). Do you take your time when travelling to soak up the spirit and beauty of a place, or do you rush on to see as many things as possible?

Ben Lomond Walk Queenstown New Zealand

Photo details (180° panorama of Ben Lomond Walk in Queenstown):
Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 200, F8, 1/250 sec., no camera filter, no flash.
Stitched out of 5 single frames.

Ben Lomond Walk Queenstown New Zealand

Photo details (360° panorama of Ben Lomond Walk in Queenstown):
Canon EOS 60D, 17mm, ISO 200, F9, 1/250 sec., no camera filter, no flash.
Stitched out of 17 single frames.

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You Don’t Want To See Milford Sound Under The Sun

…at least I think so when looking at the photos from my last trip there (June 2014)!

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Clouds

We pledge to fight “blue-sky thinking” wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.
~Gavin Pretor-Pinney 

Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):
Canon PowerShot S5 IS, 6mm, ISO 200, F8, 1/1250 sec., no filter, no flash.
Panorama stitched out of 11 single exposures.

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One Year Weather Photography Over Rangitoto

Exactly one year ago, while updating my blog post “Sunrise Over Rangitoto”, I decided to keep on photographing the weather phenomenons over that volcanic island near Auckland – always from the same viewpoint. As of today, I created 37 panoramas over the past 12 months, all depicting some typical moments of a city by the sea. I uploaded them

  • as a collage with all photos in chronological order: photo 1 was taken in March 2013; the last photo in March 2014 (please click the collage to enlarge it)
  • as a gallery to browse all captures by theme: sunrise, cloudy, foggy, rainy, cloud free (please scroll past the collage for the gallery view)
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Weather over Rangitoto, Auckland, New Zealand (March 2013 – March 2014)

Click any photo below to open the gallery mode. Then browse by using the arrows to the right or left.

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