Before the clouds arrived
Last weekend I took a trip up to Lake Clearwater - near the set for Rohan from the Lord of the Rings films. I know there's a lot of Christchurch photogrpahers who spend their time up here and I can totally understand why - the scenery is spectacular and the landscape opportunities are just superb. It being a nice moonless night I had to head out for some astro shots (which makes getting back up for dawn *really* tough sometimes!). This weekend, however, I had time for only one image before the clouds came in and it started to rain... still, it came out OK!
This is two rows of images, shot using my Sigma 20mm f/1.4 ART lens and a Nodal Ninja Pano head (Still my go-to rig - if it ain't broke, don't fix it...)