This morning saw us up before dawn on day 5 of our New Zealand Wanderings and back at that tree again. We decided that after yesterday we wanted another go.
New Zealand Wanderings Day 5 – That tree again
Yesterday we got some great shots at the tree, but we really wanted to try another spot down there. It gets so busy and we wanted to get there really early.
It was cold, I mean really cold. We got there at 6 am and then had to wait for there to be enough light so our cameras could focus. I managed to get one, no idea how the camera managed, but I’m not complaining.
It was a bit of a shocker really. I was really happy with this.
It does have to be said that by the time the light improved there were photographers everywhere. We thought there were a lot yesterday, but today was even worse. I might share the photos at the end that I took. It was crazy.
The lake was very misty and there was fog in the distance, so we got a great effect.
Yesterday I was really happy with what I took, but today, I’m even happier. So glad I went back.
Crowds and rude people
While I was really happy with the photos that I got, there was one event that really spoiled the experience. A guy told me off for sticking my elbows out. He didn’t ask nicely if I could be careful, which I would have been happy to do. Then when I said to Suzzanna that there were a lot of bossy people there, he turned around and said that I shouldn’t be chubby.
We were there first, had been there from very early. He could have moved slightly so it didn’t happen, but no, apparently it was up to me to change what I was doing for him.
He was part of a tour group from a well known New Zealander, which was really sad to hear. No manners at all. When you get around 200 people trying to capture one tree, then it seems it becomes a free for all. Manners no longer exist and you need to be rude.
I choose not to be like that. I try to be tolerant. If people come and stand in front of me, I might bitch, but I would rarely tell them to move. Though I did have something to say to the people flying drones and letting them sit just about the tree. Everyone yelled at them really. Anyway enough about that.
Just remember to always be polite when you go out.
Fun with the Fujifilm X-T3
All the images were taken with the X-T3 today. The first one was done with the XF18-135mm lens. While the second and third image were taken with the XF100-400mm lens.
I am starting to work out a lot more about the camera and now I’m feeling a lot more confident using it. That D850 might be for sale.
This next one I adjusted something on the camera and got this.
Again, a weird effect, but I like it. All I did was lighten the centre of the image.
Here is a couple of photos that I took this morning of the crowds. They were either side of me. Incredible how busy it gets.
We are in Queenstown now and not doing a lot. Working on photos. We are here for one night. We have plans for tomorrow and then it is off to Te Anau.