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.

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.

Standing inside Umpherston Sinkhole

This panorama shows the Umpherston Sinkhole. I was standing on the ground of the sinkhole while I was taking the panorama.

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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.

At the Petrified Forest near Cape Bridgewater (AUS).

The Petrified Forest is an area with structures of stone which look like petrified trunks of trees. The area is part of the Discovery Bay Coastal Park in Victoria (Australia). It can be accessed via the Blowholes Road. There are different theories about the origin of the structures, but it is said to be sure that these structures are no petrified trees.

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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.