Sunset Over Christchurch

Having had a busy day skiing yesterday, new places and new ways to get the mountain I was out today with a friend on the Port Hills mountain biking, also a new experience, at least downhill in the mud! Great fun, very messy and neither the skiing nor the mountain biking managed to kill me 🙂

This was taken from the car park we set off from.

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Broken River

A great trip today to Broken River ski field today, lots of snow and blue skies. I threw my camera and my 50mm lens into my backpack – probably foolish as I haven’t really skied for about 8 years but it and I survived. We had a long walk up to the lifts with the little tram very busy and the bottom lift closed. A long climb in ski boots, my fellow enthusiasts had skins for their skis, my 15 year old antiques did not. I may have to invest in new skis and boots, I was very jealous of everyone with their short wide skis in the deep snow! 

I spent the rest of the morning failing to come to terms with the rope tows (the only type of lift on the mountain) but finally managed to get somewhere for a few runs after lunch. A few photos ensued…

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Laurie Thomas Salon 2013

Monday was a good day, I was very pleased to receive three Acceptances for this year’s Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon. The full results are still to be announced but an exhibition of images will be shown as the CPS main program on Wednesday, July 10 2013 at 8:00 PM. Even better was that one of my friends, Sharon Brophy achieved two Acceptances and an Honours!

I entered four images in total and these three were accepted.

Tekapo Sunrise

Tekapo Sunrise

Punakaiki

Punakaiki

Sumner Sunset 

Sumner Sunset

Photo Restoration

I spent a little time this evening starting to restore some old photographs I scanned the last time I was back in Scotland. This isn’t something I have done much of but I am slowly working out how to do some of it at least. I’ve started in Photoshop with the healing brush and clone stamp tools, there is plenty more to do just on this image but it is a start.

 

Before

Before

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After