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Here and There

Introduction

Since November, I’ve been lucky enough to have a few more trips out of town than usual, covering a reasonable range of places in the South Island. The following are some photos taken here and there during those travels.

The Photos

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Looking out to sea across Purau Bay on Banks Peninsula in Canterbury. Captured with a Pentax K-1, using a Sigma DG 35 mm f/1.4 ART lens. 1/100 s, f/16, ISO 100.
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Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula is very scenic. I captured this on the road between Port Levy and Purau, from the carpark to a walking track that climbs what appeared to be the highest point in the area. The snow capped peaks in the background are likely the Southern Alps. Captured with a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-M 200 mm f/4 lens. 1/500 s, ISO 400, aperture not recorded.
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Okains Bay road on Banks Peninsula in Canterbury has everything I want from a scenic drive: narrow, winding tarmac on a relatively steep grade, with lovely views such as this disused telegraph pole in a paddock. Captured with a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-M 50 mm f/4 Macro lens. 1/640 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Lake Tekapo results in a lot of photos of lupins every spring, but on a good day, I find it difficult to tire of the colours. The working caption for this photo was “Generic Lake Tekapo Lupin Photo #3564987;” I’m not sure if that number is accurate.  Captured with a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-M 85 mm f/2 lens. 1/2000 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Blue sky turning to cloud on the road through Aoraki National Park. Captured with a Pentax K-1, using an smc Pentax-M 85 mm f/2 lens. 1/250 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Snow blowing down the range from Mount Cook in Aoraki National Park. Taken with a Pentax K-1, using an smc Pentax-M 200 mm f/4 lens. 1/1000 s, ISO 250, aperture not recorded.
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Day breaking over the water at Shag Point, near Moeraki, on the coast north of Dunedin. Taken with a Pentax K-1, fitted with a Sigma DG 35 mm f/1.4 ART lens. 1/13 s, f/5.6, ISO 800.
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Late afternoon Central Otago sunshine striking the Blue Lake at St. Bathans. Captured with a Pentax K-1, using an MC-Zenitar 16 mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens. 1/320 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Rabbits are a common sight in Central Otago, and not even the tailings at St. Bathans are immune. Captured using a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-M 85 mm f/2 lens. 1/500 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Purple skies and blueish hills herald dawn in Northern Southland. Taken with a Pentax K-1 and an smc Pentax 300 mm f/4 lens. 1/800 s, ISO 2500, aperture not recorded.
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Beech tree trunks are often very straight, and quite slender. Taken in the beech forest at Mistletoe Lake, Fiordland National Park, using a Pentax K-1 and a Sigma DG 35 mm f/1.4 ART lens. 1/200 s, f/1.4, ISO 100.
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A gentle breeze ruffling the less sheltered parts of Mistletoe Lake. Taken in the Fiordland National Park with a Pentax K-1, and an smc Pentax-F 24-50 mm f/4 lens. 1/125 s, f/11, ISO 100.
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Mistletoe Lake, in the Fiordland National Park, is sheltered enough by the beech forest to allow for reflections like these to be captured. Taken with a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-M 200mm f/4 lens. 1/250 s, ISO 100, aperture not recorded.
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Beech forests are home to a number of species other than beech, such as the ferns and mosses seen here. Taken at Mistletoe Lake in the Fiordland National Park with a Pentax K-1, and an smc Pentax-M 85 mm f/2 lens. 1/80 s, ISO 400, aperture not recorded.
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The beech forest at Mistletoe Lake in Fiordland National Park was home to this dainty fungus. Taken with a Pentax K-1, fitted with an smc Pentax-D FA 100 mm f/2.8 WR Macro lens. 1/25 s, f/3.5, ISO 3200.

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