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From Alps to Ocean - a cycling/photography log
Lens: FA31ltd, 77ltd, Samyang 14/2.8, Q7 Camera: K1, Q7 Photo Location: New Zealand South Island 
Posted By: pinholecam, 04-19-2018, 04:06 PM

[pinholecam] From Alps to Ocean - A bicycle/photo log


Its interesting to me that it took me so long to get this trip going.
In a way, it took decades.
The accumulation of my interests from a young schoolboy who liked camping back in the day to cycling for triathlons later as a younger man, and with photography slotted somewhere in the middle of this.

So since 2 years back, I decided to put them together and do some tours by bike.
Got me a foldable to make it simpler to do multi-modal travel and headed out to Perth on the first trip
That trip here : Going solo - A week of cycle touring in Perth | ClubSNAP



So having read about the Alps to Ocean trail in New Zealand, I decided to give this a try.




The K1 astro tracer proved to be very useful in this situation being able to let the FA31ltd I was using to go over the '500' rule and expose the sky for 40s at ISO3200, f2.8.
If going by the '500' rule, it would have been only 16s and I'd have had to use high iso and a larger aperture.

Super cold and windy night when I ventured out to shoot this.
I had to do a lot of moving around to keep myself from freezing.

Between 8pm-10.30pm, there are lots of tourists coming to shoot the church with their phones, light interference from car headlamps will be common until about 10.30pm.

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Brilliant shot! A definite one for a large sized print for the living room!
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Love them both but that second shot is amazing. Well done.
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Absolutely fantastic, Pinholecam - I enjoyed all your pics from the Perth tour, I'm going to love these ones too!

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Brilliant shot! A definite one for a large sized print for the living room!
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Love them both but that second shot is amazing. Well done.
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Absolutely fantastic, Pinholecam - I enjoyed all your pics from the Perth tour, I'm going to love these ones too!
Thanks everyone.
Australia and New Zealand are really amazing places.
So much to experience, photograph and eat
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Superb images!
Great work!


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Nice work! Thanks for sharing.
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Super star shot! I assume you shot the foreground separately and layered it in? I really like the second one a lot too, it has some really wonderful light.

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Hi pinholecam, you have a good eye for a striking image...this is excellent work...congrats.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote

The K1 astro tracer proved to be very useful in this situation being able to let the FA31ltd I was using to go over the '500' rule and expose the sky for 40s at ISO3200, f2.8.
If going by the '500' rule, it would have been only 16s and I'd have had to use high iso and a larger aperture.
Fantastic pictures!! Right up my alley. So I have a question about the first one. I understand the concept of the astro tracer, wouldn't it create blur in the foreground? I have always wondered about this but I do not see anything wrong with the clarity of the foreground; in fact, it is strikingly sharp.

Thanks, Charlie
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QuoteOriginally posted by CharLac Quote
Fantastic pictures!! Right up my alley. So I have a question about the first one. I understand the concept of the astro tracer, wouldn't it create blur in the foreground? I have always wondered about this but I do not see anything wrong with the clarity of the foreground; in fact, it is strikingly sharp.

Thanks, Charlie
It's two images combined you're looking at, Charlie.

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It's two images combined you're looking at, Charlie.
Good to know! Thanks
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Simply amazing ..
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Thanks everyone.

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Super star shot! I assume you shot the foreground separately and layered it in? I really like the second one a lot too, it has some really wonderful light.
Yes, 1 exposure for the sky, 1 for the scene and layered together in PS.
Thats the best way I know to keep the scene itself to be with good quality.


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Fantastic pictures!! Right up my alley. So I have a question about the first one. I understand the concept of the astro tracer, wouldn't it create blur in the foreground? I have always wondered about this but I do not see anything wrong with the clarity of the foreground; in fact, it is strikingly sharp.

Thanks, Charlie
Yes, astrotracer will blur the scene, so it has to be a composite of 2 shots.
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Another Hagley Park shot.

A short half day in Christchurch till the coach ride the next morning to Lake Tekapo where I would start the bike ride.
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