FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Rangatira Point on Film

Author
Idleidolidyll View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 August 2010
Country: New Zealand
Location: Aotearoa
Status: Online
Posts: 397
Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rangatira Point on Film
    Posted: 14 September 2021 at 23:41

Rangatira Point

A few months back, we took a long weekend and headed to Roto Taupo (Lake Taupo) in the middle of New Zealand's Te Ika a Maui (North Island).

We’d heard that Rangatira Point was worth a look so decided to head there around sunset to shoot across the lake.

Still recovering from an operation in December 2020, my wife carried a bit of my equipment and I took a backpack with selected lenses and film.

Walking with a crutch, I was pretty slow and it was looking like we wouldn’t break through the forest in time to capture any scenes. However, we quickly came across a very small rocky beach that looked interesting so I decided this would have to be my shooting point.

I had already loaded my camera with 80 iso B&W Bluefire Police film for extra high resolution and decided to use my Mamiya lenses on a shift adapter to create panoramas to be stiched, after scanning, in Microsoft's free ICE software (Image Composite Editor).

The setup was excellent as we were looking in a southerly direction at the central plateau volcanos about 80km past the far side of the lake. Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngarahoe and Mt Ruapehu were visible and would add interest to the skyline. As is often the case, the mountains had caused a bit of cloud to gather around.

These are those panoramas


1.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 45mm f2.8 lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter

2.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 80mm f4 Macro lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter

3.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 45mm f2.8 lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter

4.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 45mm f2.8 lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter

5.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 45mm f2.8 lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter

6.

Minolta Alpha 7. Mamiya 645 80mm f4 Macro lens on Mirex Tilt Shift Adapter
The Art of Photography
https://silvergrainclassics.com/en/2021/02/mike-breen-new-zealand-experimental-photographer/
 



Back to Top
MichelvA View Drop Down
Alpha Eyes group
Alpha Eyes group
Knowledge Base Contributor

Joined: 26 April 2008
Country: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 18819
Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 06:15
I like the b&w for these scenes. The best is #4 for me, the longer exposure enhances the atmosphere this shot creates. TFS Mike
Respect Observe Capture Enjoy
Back to Top
Wētāpunga View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 02 September 2007
Country: New Zealand
Location: New Zealand
Status: Online
Posts: 5765
Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 06:20
A great backstory to the session, and I also agree that #4 is the standout in the set. It has a more serene mood to it than the others, and captures much better I think, the location you were photographing
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7

Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF, SAL70-200/2.8 G
Back to Top
Jozioau View Drop Down
Alpha Eyes group
Alpha Eyes group

Joined: 13 May 2007
Country: Australia
Location: Melbourne
Status: Offline
Posts: 7304
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 06:24
Great set, looking perfect in B&W, and glad you and your wife persevered to reach your vantage point to capture these images.
My favourite is #6, but it's very hard to single it out from the others.
TFS.
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" - Henri Cartier-Bresson
My FlickrPro site
Back to Top
Idleidolidyll View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 August 2010
Country: New Zealand
Location: Aotearoa
Status: Online
Posts: 397
Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 06:26
Actually, I was trying to emulate the light as it waned rather than making neutral exposures regardless of light levels.
#4 was a shot made when there was more light; pure and simple.

But thanks anyway. they all look better at higher resolutions and, at those resolutions, there is a lot more to see in the shadows
The Art of Photography
https://silvergrainclassics.com/en/2021/02/mike-breen-new-zealand-experimental-photographer/
Back to Top
Idleidolidyll View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 04 August 2010
Country: New Zealand
Location: Aotearoa
Status: Online
Posts: 397
Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 06:29
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Great set, looking perfect in B&W, and glad you and your wife persevered to reach your vantage point to capture these images.
My favourite is #6, but it's very hard to single it out from the others.
TFS.


Thanks. As small images, I also like #6 best. The polariser worked really well in seeing below the water.
Oh, If only I could show you a big print of each.................Honstly, I can't decide on an absolute 'best' at full res. It's like 3 shots: different but equal.
The Art of Photography
https://silvergrainclassics.com/en/2021/02/mike-breen-new-zealand-experimental-photographer/
 



Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Photographs > Open Views

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.188 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.