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2005-01-05
284. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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284. A deserted pier.
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2005-01-03
283. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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283. Winter trees.
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2005-01-01
282. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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282. Hot springs in the early morning.
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2004-12-30
281. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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281. Hot springs in the early morning. The sun has just risen. In the steam you can see shadows cast by the blades of grass.
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Photography from New-Zealand and other countries by Markus Michael Nagy:
http://www.mark.nagy.com/



2004-12-28
280. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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280. Jacob's ladder.
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Paintings by Ilya Repin:
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2004-12-26
279. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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279. The next morning.
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Photography from Japan by Akiya Tonami:
http://homepage3.nifty.com/tonami/coverc.htm




2004-12-24
278. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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278. After sunset.
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Photography by Manolis Tsantakis:
http://www.photoart.gr/


2004-12-22
277. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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277. Pastoral image.
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2004-12-20
276. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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276. Because of the freakish landscape and the steep hills you can see skimming light early in the afternoon in New-Zealand.
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2004-12-16
274. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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274. The light too contributes to the fairylike atmosphere.
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Pencil drawings by J.D.Hillberry. Especially the trompe l'oeils are very special:
http://www.jdhillberry.com/





2004-12-14
273. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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273. Another fairy-tale landscape from New-Zealand.
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Beautiful black-and-white photography by Tristan Tom:
http://www.tristantom.com/photolog/



2004-12-12
272. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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272. The landscapes of New-Zealand sometimes have a fairy-like atmosphere, it's no coincidence that the film "The Lord of the Rings" was shot there.(copyright: Henk Bakker)
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Photographer Adam Bacher does in colour what Ansel Adams did in black-and-white:
http://www.earthwatersky.com/
http://www.anseladams.com/




2004-12-10
271. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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271. "Woman in the Dunes"
(book by Kobo Abe, made into a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara)
Today's picture was inspired by the painting
"Nude descending a staircase" by Marcel Duchamps:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/Duchamp_-_Nude...
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Guestlink:
http://www.worldphotolocations.com/
"Knowing where to go, and when to be there, is the key to successful photography. This site aims to share information and images from the world's best photo locations to help you plan your photographic trip and save you having to search for the best viewpoints"




2004-12-08
270. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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270. "Trees nr. 40"
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Photopia by HiMY SYeD. Photography from Canada and the USA.
http://www.photopia.tyo.ca/



2004-11-18
260. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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260. Close-up of driftwood.
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2004-11-16
259. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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259. On New-Zealand's beaches you can find beautiful driftwood. Often of very good quality. We met somebody who cut large pieces off it with a chain saw. He made sculptures and furniture out of it.
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2004-11-14
258. Westmere, Auckland, New-Zealand, July 2003.



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258. Evening light.
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2004-11-12
257. New-Zealand, July 2003.



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257. The colour of the trees is not caused by autumn leaves but by the twigs.
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Beautiful photography by Bill Coleman:
http://www.amishphoto.com/






2004-05-05
171. New Zealand, 2003.



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171. "Sand nr. 12"
The different kinds of sand have been graded according to weight and grain size by the wave movements on the beach. This causes beautiful patterns over and over again.
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The site of Frank Detrixhe:
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2004-02-11
129. New-Zealand, 2003.



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129. "Trees nr. 25"
Early in the morning. Five trees and three late trees. An uneven number of elements is usually more interesting in a composition than an even number.
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Some interesting photographs on this site:
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2004-02-09
128. New-Zealand, 2003.



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128. "Trees nr. 24"
Summer in Europe but it's winter in New-Zealand. It looks like the trees are in fall colour but that's not the case. There are no leaves left, but the branches have an orange or grey colour.
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2004-02-07
127. New-Zealand, 2003.



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127. "Trees nr. 23"
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Better photography can be learned by taking lots of pictures, but particularly by looking at Art, you don't even have to go to a museum, although there's nothing better than the original work.
The work of Andrew Wyeth:
http://www.awyeth.com/
The work of Altoon Sultan:
http://www.artnet.com/ag/fineartthumbnails.asp?gid=782&cid=7...



2003-12-23
104. Taupo, New Zealand, 2003.



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104. "Sun nr. 17" and "Trees nr. 13"
The sun has just risen, it's shining through the steam that is escaping from the volcanic cracks in the ground. The trees make shadows on the steam.
 


2003-09-21
52. New Zealand, 2003.



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52. The beaches of NZ are very often strewn with wood. This wood comes most of the times from the interior and is transported to the sea by a river. Later on it washes ashore again. Usually it has been well scoured by the salt water and the sea. This piece I had put upright on a treetrunk that also had floated ashore. After a bit of moving around I got the right cloud background and a beautiful warm colour from the setting sun. The wood is about 12 inches high.


2003-09-19
51. New Zealand, 2003.



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51. One of the many beautiful bays on New Zealands eastcoast. With this kind of high-contrast photography it is very important to measure the light from the right spot. In this case it was taken from the wet beach in the bottom middle of the picture. That is about the average between the dark mountains and the sun-reflection on the waves.


2003-09-17
50. Taupo, New Zealand, 2003.



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50. At a campsite close to Taupo there was a so-called Thermal Walk. Hot water and steam were coming up from the ground, sometimes as mudpools. (see also pictures nr. 50 en 51 under TRAVEL REPORT NZ-4) The owner advised us to go early in the morning. Because when it's cold the steamclouds are bigger. When the sun rose it was even more spectacular.


2003-09-15
49. New Zealand, 2003



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49. With a campervan in NZ you can choose a spot at night were you expect to find nice scenery in the morning. We were lucky again. I had hoped for fog in the valley, but the beautiful cloud in the sky was literally a gift from heaven. New Zealand is called Aotearoa in Maori language, this means: "Land of the long white cloud." This picture was taken close to Rotorua. http://www.aotearoa.co.nz or http://www.aotearoa.co.nz/wood


2003-09-13
47. New Zealand, 2003.



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47. Lines in landscapes nr. 12. The S-shaped line which starts at the bottom left leads you as it were through the photograph. The horizontal lines on the hills are very striking in the NZ-landscape. They were made by sheep grazing on the steep slopes. In the more than one-and-half century (the first sheep were imported round 1844) that these animals have been living in NZ the millions of sheep feet have trampled out small terraces on the slopes. See also ph. nr. 24 in ARCHIVES under JUNE.


2003-09-11
46. Taranaki, NZ, 2003.



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46. "Water nr. 2" and "Stone nr. 2"
This picture was taken right after the previous one. In a round stone there was a small puddle. The water had partly dried up already. In the water the reflection of a tree and the sun.


2003-09-09
45. Taranaki, New Zealand, 2003.



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45. Via a small road you can partly drive up the slope of the volcano. At the parking-lot the top could not be seen due to fog and clouds. That means, waiting till the weather changes. So I looked for something else to photograph. Grass that had been flattened by the rain was lying on the edge of the stone footpath. Even very trivial things can look different if you isolate them from their surroundings by getting as close as possible. Actually this picture is shown upside down, because I didn't feel like sitting on my knees in the wet grass. Because the top has a bluish-grey colour you get an association with the blue sky. In my phantasy the grass is lava that's squirting up. When you look at this picture with the blue at the bottom, you will see it's less striking.


2003-09-07
44. Taranaki, (Mount Egmont), New Zealand, 2003.



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44. "Trees nr. 8"
Taranaki early in the morning. We parked the previous night at this spot to get a good view of the mountain in the morning. At first we couldn't see anything due to the fog and the clouds. All of a sudden I could take this picture. A couple of seconds later the sun was shining brightly on the slope, then all at once the mysterious atmosphere had disappeared. The trees in the foreground give some extra depth to the picture.


2003-09-05
43. Mount Egmont, New Zealand, 2003.



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43. The Maori name for Mount Egmont (on the right) is Taranaki. This volcano will probably erupt again in the future. Around the volcano is one of the best areas for dairy farming in New Zealand. The Japanese are very fond of this mountain, because it resembles Mount Fuji in Japan. The weather phenomena close to mountains are always very interesting. The cloud formations can change by the minute. The light was measured from the left side of the left mountain. http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/egmont.htm


2003-09-03
42. New Zealand, 2003.



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42. "Trees nr. 7"
When you see these trees for the first time you think that they still bear fall leaves. In reality the twigs are coloured and the trees are completely bare. The low sunlight makes the trees stand out better against the shadows on the hills. This is Tolkien country. The films were shot in NZ for good reason.


2003-09-01
41. New Zealand, 2003.



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41. With this picture I tried to show how busy the New Zealand roads are ;-) This kind of landscape is typical for New Zealand. Hilly with winding roads that are usually well-maintained. We rented the camper from Vantastic Ventures. http://www.rozema-reizen.nl (only in Dutch)
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2003-08-31
40. New Zealand, 2003.



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40. Because New Zealand is a very hilly country you can see in every landscape some skimming light. The sun was never high in the sky because it was winter. This kind of light always causes nice plastic shapes through the beautiful shadows. In a flat country like Holland you can only see this when the sun is low.


2003-08-30
39. Winter in New Zealand, July 2003.



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39. "Trees nr. 6"
When it is summer here, it is winter in New Zealand. But during our stay the wheather was usually better then in Holland in the summer. This picture was taken according to the same principle as picture nr. 37. If the sun was not hidden behind the tree the whole picture would be washed out by the much too strong sunlight. Now you get beautiful backlight in the leaves with fall colours and also nice shadows on the grass. It gives the picture an extra sense of depth. Because our white camper was parked in such a way that it reflected the sunlight unto the treetrunk you can still see some detail in the trunk. Without this shadow it would have been a dark silhouet.


2003-08-26
37. Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand, 2003.



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37. "Trees nr. 5"
Shooting straight into the sun usually creates a lot of problems like too much contrast and flare (ugly lightspots on the picture) By choosing a position in which the sun disappears behind a tree for instance, you can avoid some of these problems. I decided to take advantage of the ugly utility wires and incorporated them in my composition.


2003-08-21
34. New Zealand, 2003.



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34. "Trees nr. 4" and "Lines in landscapes nr. 9"