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Dusk at Boulder Bay
Lens: 18-55mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: Christchurch, New Zealand ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 5s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: FruitLooPs, 01-25-2011, 01:09 PM

Hey guys, on a whim quite late at night (~8.45pm) a friend suggested we go check out boulder bay as we were in the area.

I've never been there before, a small bay with a handful of private holiday homes. but its only accessible by a 3km dirt walking trail on a hillside above the ocean. We legged it all the way there (my fitness took a real test ) in time for dusk.

I didn't fancy carrying all my gear with me so only had the kit lens, and I didn't have my tripod or monopod in the car as I wasn't even going out for photos originally

I made do with fence posts when they were level Anyhow, here are some pics. They're all stitched shots.

This one below I must admit is a composition of two sets of images, I took this on the run out to the bay (which was at the end of that bit of land on the right, the trail is just visible). We were in a hurry to make it before sunset and my first attempt the sky was horribly blown out, I took another go (should've bracketed!) and it was too dark with the land. Hopefully i've taken the lemon and made lemonade in this case

Comments etc welcome, cheers

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01-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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I like the first two - and especially the colors in the first one. They sky is nice, the color of the water beautiful, and the splash of color from the houses gives some interest. If I owned one of those houses in the shot, I'd want this one hanging on the wall there. (Come to think of it - If I owned one of those houses in the shot, I'd have TAKEN that shot by now!)

Nice job.....

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Oh for heaven's sake, this should not be allowed under those conditions and without a tripod. They are absolutely beautiful, especially the second one but I wouldn't refuse either of the other two. It is so unfair FruitLooPs.
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Nice series. I like the rocks in #2.

You could probably get a couple of #1s inexpensively printed and matted into a frame and sell them to the homeowners for a little bit of cash.

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Nice. That first shot is outstanding - I wish I had taken it.

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love that 1st shot.... all i can say is 'i wish i was there'.... beautiful vista, dave m

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