Pines Beach Blues

It has been a very warm day here today and I needed a trip to the beach to cool down, a quick swim and some photos.

Pines Beach Blues


Lake Tekapo

I am just back from a trip to Lake Tekapo camping with my kids, great fun, lovely weather and a beautiful location. It is never easy to get the best images with the kids but always fun trying. I have about 600 images to go through so it I suspect it will take a while, hopefully one or two will be worth the time. We actually spent time at Lake Tekapo and Lake Alexandrina which is absolutely lovely, and a bit warmer than Tekapo for swimming. Lake Tekapo itself was full or possibly over full with the sluice gates open and lots of trees deep in the water.

I am still enjoying my 10 stop ND filter, and a bit of HDR.

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 Moonrise over Tekapo, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 and Photoshop

These are all Lake Alexandrina.

8s @ f/20 ISO 200, 30mm

HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 and Photoshop

1/60s @ f/14 ISO 200, 22mm