Posts Tagged ‘newzealand’

New Zealand Newspaper Makes ‘Appalling’ Front Page Photo Mistake by Using Facebook

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In the age of social media, major publications frequently source photos from Facebook or Twitter profiles. But as the NZ Herald recently discovered, this can lead to major, embarrassing mistakes. Read more…

Vanscapes: The Gorgeous Landscapes of New Zealand Shot Through a Van Window

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So, you’re finally taking that dream vacation to Middle Earth New Zealand when, on your first day there, all of your baggage gets stolen. Two cameras and every piece of clothing you brought is now gone.

What do you do when all you have left are the clothes on your back, your passport, your wallet and your smartphone? Well, if you’re photographer Alison Turner, you go about your trip as if nothing ever happened, and pull a fun photo series out of it in the process. Read more…

Stunning ‘Awakening’ 4K Time-Lapse Will Awaken Your Desire to Visit New Zealand

Okay, to be fair, if you’re of the photographic persuasion (and chances are good seeing as you’re reading this) then your desire to visit places like New Zealand and Iceland doesn’t need any more ‘awakening.’ It’s like a wanderlust itch that just won’t go away until you book that flight, pack the gear you do own, rent the gear you don’t, and get you a** out there.

Still, this gorgeous time-lapse by photographer Martin Heck won’t help things one bit. Read more…

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

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Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a box of 22 never-before-seen exposed but unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has been unearthed in one of those shacks, preserved in a block of ice. Read more…

Camera’s Live View Might Be To Blame in New Zealand Train Death

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A New Zealand railroad buff killed by a train Saturday may have been misled by his camera’s LCD screen into thinking the train was a safe distance away. Read more…

Old Aerial Photographs May Hold the Key to Solving the Amelia Earhart Mystery

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More than 75 years ago, aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared not far from the completion of her record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the Earth at the equator. The wreckage of her plane was never found, and many believe that what’s left of that wreckage is still somewhere at the bottom of the Pacific ocean.

Another theory, however, is that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan made an emergency landing on the reef surrounding the yet uninhabited island known as Gardner Island (now Nikumaroro). And some recently found aerial negatives of that island might hold to key to proving this theory right. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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The Ends of the Earth, As Seen Through Google Street View

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The advent and continuous expansion of Google Street View has made it possible to explore far off places that we may never be able to visit in person. But where exactly does Google’s reach end? One person deigned to find out. Read more…

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Shot Over Six Months on New Zealand’s North Island

This time-lapse, shot by photographer Bevan Percival on New Zealand’s North Island, has to be one of the most beautiful we’ve ever shared. Shot over the course of six months using a Canon 5D Mark II, various lenses, and a Dynamic Perception 6′ Stage Zero motorized dolly, it will keep your eyes glued to the screen all five minutes and fifty-nine seconds. Read more…

Buried Camera Found 18 Months After Earthquake, Wedding Photos Intact

A crazy story of photo survival has emerged over in New Zealand. Apparently a couple had lost their camera during the Christchurch earthquake last February. They found the demolished camera yesterday, 18 months after it got buried in silt, and were overjoyed to find that their precious photos were still readable.
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Octopus Steals Man’s Point-and-Shoot

Octopuses are known to be the most intelligent invertebrate, and this clever guy also seems to have an eye for pricey camera gear and a playful sense of humor.

Diver Victor Huang was exploring off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, when he happened upon the octopus. Like something out of a horror movie, a tentacled arm reached out and seized his own arm, and then carried off his bright blue Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2. The camera was still recording video in 720p.

Huang wrote in his YouTube description:

While trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief…

Huang said the “cheeky” octopus finally returned his camera, albeit reluctantly.

(via Metro.uk.co)