Cruising inside Crooked Arm of Doubtful Sound

This image was taken on a cruise of Doubtful Sound in the Fiordlands Nationalpark in southwest New Zealand.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Visiting Steampunk HQ in Oamaru.

Located in the in the historic Victorian precinct of Oamaru Steampunk HQ is an art collaboration and gallery. When you stop by for a visit be sure to take a look at the newly installed ‘Infinity Portal’. It’s absolutely breathtaking.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Inside the Matrix (inside the ‘Infinity Portal’ at Steampunk HQ in Oamaru)

Located in the in the historic Victorian precinct of Oamaru Steampunk HQ is an art collaboration and gallery. When you stop by for a visit be sure to take a look at the newly installed ‘Infinity Portal’. It’s absolutely breathtaking.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/25
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a pole to stabilize the camera. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from four images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around. The zenith and nadir was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Standing at Kea Point

This image was taken at Kea Point. At about 100 years ago the Mueller Glacier reached way beyond this point. Today it’s only visible in the distance on the lefthand side (of the initial view).

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
ISO: 100
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Suspension bridge over Hooker River on the Hooker Valley Track

This image was taken on the first of the suspension bridges on the Hooker Valley Track. At about 100 years ago the Mueller Glacier reached approximately to this point. Today it’s only visible in the far distance behind the Mueller Lake.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

View from Mount John over Lake Tekapo.

Standing on Mount John offers a mgnificent view from Lake Tekapo in the east to the Southern Alps in the very west.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Standing between boulders of Quantum Field near Castle Hill

The giant limestone boulders of Quantum Field are definitely worth a visit.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Standing near the outlet of Cave Stream

This panorama shows the outlet of the Cave Stream in the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/60
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.0 meter pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

On a campground with a view

This campground offers some great views over Akaroa Harbour. You can get to Akaroa with a short walk down the hill.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

View over Mount Cavendish Reserve

This image was taken near the summit of Mount Cavendish. You can see the upper station of the gondola. In the opposite direction you can see the city of Christchurch.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/400
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.