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Sunset on the Mornington Peninsula

Note to self, spend more time on the Mornington Peninsula! I rented a beach house near Rye (about an hour from Melbourne) for three days and it was amazing! The coastline is beautiful down here and perfect for photography. A storm rolled in on the final afternoon and really brought the sky to life with intense lightning in one direction and a gorgeous sunset in the other. I found this cool little cave and did a little bit of exploring, slowly backing out of the cave as I remembered about all the dangerous animals here in Australia… Haha easy to forget when you’re from NZ, there’s nothing dangerous back home!

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Under the Santa Monica Pier

This is my first photo taken with the new Sony a7r II and I quite like it! 🙂 I don’t think it would have looked much different with the original a7r (or any other modern digital camera for that matter) but it at least helps me justify the ridiculous price I paid haha! Well kind of anyway… Obviously I need to play around with it a lot more but at first glance it seems pretty similar to the a7r, a little bigger, a slight bump in stats (more megapixels baby!) and with some of those weird software quirks thankfully fixed (bracketing/timer limitations etc).

As for the photo, I went for a casual stroll along the beach in Santa Monica ending up underneath the pier at sunset. The light blasted through creating all kinds of awesome shadows, just a really cool scene.

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Two Sides of a North Korean Prison

OK before you start thinking I did time in a North Korean prison, I’d like to point out that this is an old movie set from some cheesy 80’s movie. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, how awesome is it! An abandoned North Korean prison set just sitting there above Queenstown! We took photos from different angles and it was fun to see what we could come up with. Always keen to hear both sides of the story, I paired a sun drenched shot of the front with a darker, grungy one from the other side.

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The Remarkables, Living Up to Their Name

Last night we were high above Queenstown at the top of Deer Park Heights taking photos of anything and everything up there (more on that later). This shot is of the aptly named Remarkables as they bathe in the late sun.

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