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New on 500px : Light of Ages by christianlim by christianlim

Mt Cook and Mt Tasman partially hidden with sunrise colored clouds to the left side. I maxed out all the detail and exposure I could control on 1 shot (as the base image) then took 4 more so I could complete the mood I wanted. Rendered this one a bit dark as it best conveys that moment that was given.

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New on 500px : Arthur’s Frost by christianlim by christianlim

A frosty freezing morning at Arthur’s Pass National Park, the ground forming ice with the golden light rising from the East Coast. This was an early morning drive from Greymouth through inclined zig zag roads while my mind was half asleep. Something different from the usual NZ images from the past couple of weeks. about -3 to -5… not enough… i like it below -12 minimum 😀

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New on 500px : The Colony by christianlim by christianlim

A vertical orientation of the starfish colony on motukiekie, there were more than 8 photographers during our first visit so I had to move to a position no one wanted to shoot, my tripod and legs spread eagled with the water rushing between my legs, a bit painful due to the distance of the spread. (Now I can say that I am very very thankful that I go to the gym). Had to be very smart in choosing my spots on this trip as I have made quite a few stops on all these locations…. wanted really get some vantages that would fit nicely into the collection.

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New on 500px : Relight the Fire by christianlim by christianlim

i was thinking if I should drive out to the dunes or not, i had to drive iurie and another friend to the lake to catch this sunrise… i wanted to shoot something else but that had to wait after this image, I had the best light here last winter….

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another possibility presented itself this time with still water on the shore so I went in to shoot at the last minute. worth the decision as the light did not last long at the plains due to some middle cloud.

this image was taken a couple of inches from the water and up close on some small pcs of rock along the shore and is a stacked multiple focus image.

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New on 500px : Her Majesty by christianlim by christianlim

i still consider sunrise to be the best time to take photos of mt cook even if it does not get direct alpen glow from this side of her vantage points.

Nonetheless, this is the first time I took a shot from the river during sunset, was at the glacier during my first trip in 2011 and in between 3 trips was always hunting for sunrise light.

Still quite stunning too see, this one taken after I had plunged 500 dollars worth of filters into the river, had to fish them out from the cold glacial water.

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New on 500px : The Eminence by christianlim by christianlim

NZ’s most photographed tree, overnight a high pushed through from the west making the nights and mornings cloudless for a couple of days. I was waiting for the leaves of the tree to turn yellow, it was a great golden hour for autumn colors but this one sticks to my head the most with just the right amount of shadows and sunrise color. The reflection was not that perfect so I did not wreck my brain to shoot it, instead grabbed some leaves from the trees at the shoreline to make this scene a bit different.

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New on 500px : Uncertainty by christianlim by christianlim

This one was wierd, it was overcast and we didn’t know if she was gonna show or not… but in NZ anything is possible, a scouting morning hike that turned into a couple of frames shot, here is a moody Lake Matheson from Fox Glacier, South Island. Im still not over getting cancelled from a 1 hour aerial photography trip so I guess I’ll have to make a winter trip.
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New on 500px : Milford Swirls by christianlim by christianlim

only one chance for a good sunset in milford sound so I had to do a return 582 km drive to catch this one, thought of doing a different kind of FG effect via the rising tide swirls as in this one as i kept the reflections unbothered by the all the other solid elements on the water.
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