Blue Polaris

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jul 23, 2009
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On photo Adrift in the South Wind in the Wish I were there... challenge (4 comments in total)
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emfor: Great shot!!!
But I do not wish I were there :-)

There's no bad weather, only bad clothing. This place has improved significantly since Frodo threw the ring into the crater. It used to be very warm.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
On photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in Blue Polaris's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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tim_b: absolutely stunning photo!!!! and also a good example of why image resolution does not mater

Being at the right place at the right time is certainly more important than the choice of camera. 16Mp can be slightly restrictive, especially when it's for print publication, when the editor may want to crop it.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
On photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in the Backpacking challenge (10 comments in total)
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DesmondD: I've climbed Ngauruhoe several times but never in snow. I must say I think I'd rather climb it in ice and snow with spikes than slide on that scoria :) The northern circuit I have done in the snow - my favourite area of the North island.

Going up is easier in winter with crampons, but I do like the summer scree run on the way down. The place is certainly special. Aside from the main track of Tongariro Alpine Crossing, most of the other areas of the national park are still relatively unexplored by photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (90 comments in total)

Put photography as a secondary hobby to complement a primary hobby that you enjoy even more. Be comfortable with putting the camera away when the conditions are not right for photography (but keep the camera with you). Don't feel obligated to come home with a photo and just enjoy your other hobby.

For example, I like landscape photography and hiking, but we all know that there are situations when it's just impossible to get a nice photo. It can be quite demotivating if you kept coming home empty-handed on your dedicated photographic trips. At least if the main reason of your trip is to get out and enjoy the nature, you can still have a blast doing so even when the photographic conditions are horrible, and you're more likely to look forward for another adventure. Opportunities for great photos will come eventually when you're outside.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:24 UTC as 48th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)
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BadScience: mostly very nice; I think the clarity slider is too high on some of the cloudy shots

There you go.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7688604710/photos/3277541/picture1
The original RAW looks washed-out because I generally shoot to the right. The clarity-like-effect is probably just the general contrast boost (you can tell I like high contrast photos)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: As much as I try I don't see "the hiker wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket" on #10. Would someone please be so kind and paint an arrow or something onto the image for me? Thank you.

It looks better when you have access to the full resolution. He really provided a sense of scale to the landscape, those steam plumes look huge when you spot the hiker.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)

Hi everyone. Zhi here.
Thanks for visiting and commenting. Hope you drop by the Tongariro National Park if you do have a chance to visit New Zealand. It's a very special and pretty place (when the weather is good), and it's still relatively under-photographed.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)
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BadScience: mostly very nice; I think the clarity slider is too high on some of the cloudy shots

Thanks for commenting. The only photo that has its clarity adjusted is #5 (Clarity +21). Quite a lot of these photos were taken at relatively low light condition. Adding clarity will end up pushing up the noise level as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: As much as I try I don't see "the hiker wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket" on #10. Would someone please be so kind and paint an arrow or something onto the image for me? Thank you.

Hi, Zhi here.
Sorry, he's really tiny.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7688604710/photos/3277524/11-scorching-earth

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
On photo The origin. in the Quizz challenge (1 comment in total)

Apple and seeds.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:40 UTC as 1st comment
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