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Focus of Episode: Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on August 27th, called Purple Skies at Rippon Winery. I took the photo in the summer of 2017 while...
Focus of Episode: Creating Contrast Between Warm and Cold Colours In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on July 2, called High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak. I took the photo in 2017 while living...
Well, it seems crazy to think that exactly one year ago we were flying over to New Zealand and I was writing about leaving our home in Canada. At the time, it seemed like our time in New Zealand stretched out in front of us like an eternity, but after plenty of...
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DESCRIPTION You know those wooden, egg-shaped Russian dolls that are all stacked within each other so that you take one apart and there is another one within it, and then another within that. And they’re all similar but slightly smaller the further you go and...
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After spending nearly a year in New Zealand, we’ve seen pretty much all of the seasons. Although the winters here are quite cold and the days are short, they aren’t nearly as bitter and exhausting as the Canadian winters that I’ve grown up with. Snow falls up on the mountains and at the ski fields, but rarely ever reaches town level, which means that the first snow that we actually saw and walked on this winter was on a recent trip to Mount Cook National Park.
We’ve been to Mount Cook in the past, but only in the summer. On this trip, we wanted to see the mountains where they were covered in snow and decided to head up when we had a few days off. Along the way, we drove over Lindis Pass and decided to get out of the vehicle at the summit. Because the summit is quite high, there was snow on the ground and dusted across the hills surrounding us. I never really get very excited about snow on the ground, and it’s usually around this time in the winter that I’m actually getting quite tired of it. But, with this mild New Zealand winter, it was pretty awesome to see and feel it crunch under our feet.
We decided to walk to the top of a small hill from the summit of the pass and I quickly flew my quadcopter around. It’s pretty hard to beat these views.
Music: Emancipator – Soon it Will Be Cold Enough to Build Fires