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The last trip of 2013... MT. Ruapehu

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Chrisnmn, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
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    Hey guys, I just came back from a 4 day road trip with the family, here in NZ.
    Its supposed to be summer, but weather is miserable to say at least. We decided to go on a hike. check it out...

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    All shots with the A7 and a Ricoh GR.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Chris, I did go and look at all of your photos from this trip - what a place! It's easy to see how parts of The Lord of the Rings could have been filmed at Mt. Ruapeh, though I have no idea if they were. Eerie, a bit scary and haunting in their rugged and wild beauty. That had to be an amazing experience.
     
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  3. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    wonderful photos, Chris (also the other photos on your website)!
    New Zealand is a country I'd love to explore. I have lots of friends working there at the moment, so maybe one day I'll make it too :)

    (Even if this years summer doesn't seem to be great... makes nice atmospheric photos!)
     
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  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    I know right! what a place!, As for the Lord Of The Rings that you say, one of the final battles was shot right there. Actually the second photo in the post with the abandoned house?, well just behind that you can see mt doom, you cant see it in the photo because of the thick clouds and fog. but it is really a 10 minute walk from the base camp, epic right? (Im not a fan of LOTR at all so cant be more specific about which exact battle was shot there, but i was told one of the "big epic battles" was shot there) And yes, it seems easy to film any adventure film in nz. as most of their national parks and landscapes seem untouched by man, even-though they carefully are. And of course, when i noticed that we were going to walk above the clouds (literally) I took that as an advantage for my B/W shots. Trying to make the most of what you have!. And like you said it was an amazing experience!

    Thanks Tilman!!! appreciate your words.

    I had a quick flick through your flickr, and man, i should tell you, if you ever make it to New Zealand, you are simply going to trip with the landscapes you are going to get here. You will not leave the country. hahaha. Great shots!
     
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  5. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thanks for letting me know, Chris. Makes me feel good that I recognized the place.:wink:
     
  6. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thank you Chris! :-D yes, I think I'd have to buy some more SD-cards before a visit :)
     
  7. Cool stuff.