Archive for: New Zealand

  • Revisiting old photos

    Revisiting old photos

    I noticed that I had a lot of photos from 2010/2011 which I had backed up but very few were every touched up or had much editing done on them. There were 2 reasons for this; firstly I didn’t have very good editing software back then and secondly when tools I did have, were limited […]

  • Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

    Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

    I have been going through some of my photos from New Zealand and doing a bit of cleaning up and Photoshop tweaking and I have uploaded some shots from New Zealand plus one from Singapore which I always liked but did a bit of fixing up of the image. I have placed some details about […]

  • Photo Theme – Blue

    Photo Theme – Blue

    A recent club competition was a photo theme “BLUE’ – therefore any photo which could fall under the style or theme of blue. I had a selection problem on my hands as I had 2 main contenders. Photo selection is critical when submitting your work to a portfolio or photography competition. Sometimes your personal feelings […]

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  • Fox Glacier – Reflective Lakes, Lake Matheson – Photo Update

    Fox Glacier – Reflective Lakes, Lake Matheson – Photo Update

    Having done some work on the Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier photo (see older post here) , I have finally retrieved the type of shot I was hoping for. The photo was taken in the late evening when there was a lot of shadow cast in the extreme right of the shot – so the […]

  • Fox Glacier Reflective Lakes – Photo of the Week

    Fox Glacier Reflective Lakes – Photo of the Week

    This Vertical Landscape shot was taken near the village of Fox Glacier in New Zealand. This reflective lake is Lake Matheson less than 10 minutes west of Fox Glacier. The Lake walk takes about 75 minutes to do the full circuit. This is the end result… There are some spectacular colours to be had if […]

  • Milford Sound from the Township – Photo of the Week

    Milford Sound from the Township – Photo of the Week

    Milford Sound or Piopiotahi in Māori is a fjord (not actually a sound), located in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is located within the Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Having driven from Te Anau we were greeted by this sight on exiting the car part at […]

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  • Mount Hamilton Panorama – Photo of the Week

    Mount Hamilton Panorama – Photo of the Week

    This panorama of Mount Hamilton was taken on the way from Dunedin to Te Anau on the South Island of New Zealand. The shot was taken with a wide angle lens and then cropped in a panorama format. Bit of photshop work was requried to bring out some of the detail hidden by the shadows […]

  • One Man and his Boat – Photo of the Week

    One Man and his Boat – Photo of the Week

    I like this photo for its simplicity. The photo was taken in, Timaru, a small town on the east coast of New Zealand. The Timaru Gardens are on the way out of the town as you head south and make for a very relaxing and enjoyable walk around these botanical gardens. The man in the […]

  • Welcome to the New PhotoBlog Website

    Welcome to the New PhotoBlog Website

    Welcome to my new photoblog website – shanemcdonald.me. I’m going to be uploading some of my latest pictures, favourite photos, and also some other photography related blog posts. Nothing other than photos, photography, pictures and related items. I wanted to keep the content focused and separated from content on my other domains shanemcdonald.org, my personal […]

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