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ABOVE: A storm coming up the lake from the south just as the sun is setting.
ABOVE: Breaking through the cloud the road snakes up the mountain to the skifield and to the saddle of the infamous Skippers Canyon Road
ABOVE: We headed off on a Queen’s Birthday long weekend to explore the splendour of Southland’s Mavora Lakes.
ABOVE: This is the time of year to don coats, hats and gloves; to go out and capture the beauty of the mountains.
ABOVE: Multi talented and helpful Stephen did the hard work riding and walking back up the Skippers Canyon Bike Trail for the shots to make this video.
ABOVE: This latest video was shot in Skippers Canyon, the epic drive just out of Queenstown. A nail biting journey through rugged, spectacular landscapes, back to a time when men toiled in a harsh wilderness to extract fortunes from a wild, blue alpine river. This is my first video that begins to demonstrate my landscape vision.
This year, the best Christmas present ever appeared under the tree! I have long looked forward to the amazing points of view available with a drone. This is my first video with my new Phantom 3, filmed in 4K. I love this epic view of Lake Wakatipu from the hill above Kingston. It’s going to be an interesting journey, learning about making videos, taking this flying camera into my favourite, beautiful, spectacular locations and getting all creative.
ABOVE: The background for this message is a panorama of Lake Wakatipu, the South Island of New Zealand, at the Devils Staircase, a ridge of rock that descends from the Hector Range, reaching bony fingers into the lake, making this it’s narrowest point. The morning fog made this image impossible to stitch automatically, so the 21 images were imported into photoshop, overlaid manually and blended with the use of layers and masks.
ABOVE: This image is a stitched panorama, made up of images shot with a slow shutter to capture the plants moving in the wind. I used a very cool software called Trimaginator to generate polygon patterns from the image and then blended them with the original in Photoshop using layer masks.