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Postby Bob Andersson » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:50 pm

Hi Gordon,

Hope you got an image or two of the Remarkables this morning (12 Jan 11:33).

What do the locals say about the weather over the last few months? Is it usually so cloudy? When I visited last March for the few days I spent in the Queenstown area it was gloriously sunny - was I just lucky?

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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:21 am

Hi Bob, I can see half of the Remarkables range from where I work, and I'm sure there wasn't anything going on this morning! Maybe I was engrossed though! What did I miss?

It's actually been a nice day today, although Summer down here hasn't been that spectacular yet! Autumn and Spring seem to be the nicest seasons here and the most reliable for cloudless skies... March and April are lovely, so I reckon you came at the right time!

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Postby Phil Lee » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:27 am

I'll be in Queenstown from 9th to 11th April. Sounds like we picked a good time of year to visit :)
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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:19 pm

Hi Phil, well March, April and May last year were all pretty nice, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that you (and the other Cameralabbers visiting NZ over the next few months!) enjoy some great weather!

There's loads to see and do here even if it does rain though!

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PS - maybe I should set up a special New Zealand travel tips forum?
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Postby Thomas » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:21 pm

to your PS: YES PLEASE!
Just open a general category: "New Zealand"
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Postby Thomas » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:10 pm

Hey Phil (plus anybody visiting NZ):
We should tag all our new photos on flickr from our NZ-visit with "New Zealand". Looking forward to this adventure...
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Postby Phil Lee » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:20 pm

tombomba2 wrote:Hey Phil (plus anybody visiting NZ):
We should tag all our new photos on flickr from our NZ-visit with "New Zealand". Looking forward to this adventure...


Sounds like a plan. We could also set up a Camera Labs Flickr group as well.
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Postby Gordon Laing » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:29 am

Hi guys, I'll have some more NZ pics and travel tips ready soon!

In the meantime, since we're in a posting about The Remarkables mountain range, here's a photo I took last year which thought you might enjoy when a local farmer's routine burn-off went, well, a little out of control!

Hmmm, wonder if it showed-up on the Skyline webcam?!

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Postby Thomas » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:19 pm

Nice shot, extraordinary situation!
This must have been a really BIG fire!!
Did you use a tripod, automatic exposure w/o any correction?

P.S.: It is really not neccessary to do some thing like this on my/Phils visit to NZ in March/April :D
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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:49 am

Cheers Thomas - I believe Queenstown Lakes District Council can arrange something for high rollers when they arrive in town...!

Technically speaking it was a 30 second exposure taken at ISO 800, but even though that sounds long, it really was very bright to the naked eye.

The local paper quoted the farmer's reaction the following day: "bugger".

I think that was quite refrained, all things considered!

But yes, a really BIG fire, when you consider the Remarkables summit is 2324m and the elevation of the lake is 310m.

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Postby TBE » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:27 pm

Thomas wrote:Nice shot, extraordinary situation!
This must have been a really BIG fire!!
Did you use a tripod, automatic exposure w/o any correction?

P.S.: It is really not neccessary to do some thing like this on my/Phils visit to NZ in March/April :D


that's quite awesome.
reminds me of a photo i saw recently of a mountain ablaze.
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