Turquoise Dreams | Jordan McInally
Location: The Remarkables, Queenstown, Otago | Date: 06/08/2016
Turquoise Dreams was shot on the 6th of August 2016 around 3am near the top of The Remarkables after a cold hike up the Shadow Basin ski run. I found a nice out crop of snow looking over Queenstown that had great views down the gnarly face of The Remarkables and thought a 360º panorama would capture the scene well. The panoramic distortion ended up making the outcrop of snow I was on have more of a curved bowl shape that mimicked the arcing shape of the Milky Way which was a nice surprise!
After a cold few hours of shooting up here, we found some bin bags and slid down the ski run on our asses, where my good friend Dale found he hadn’t closed his camera bag properly and near the bottom, all that was left was one lens.. I ran back up the mountain and found a trail of lenses, a camera body, tripod and a box of memory cards in a neat line down the slope! Luckily nothing was harmed or lost in the process!
This image is made up of 22 portrait images in 2 rows of 11, covering about a 360º x 150º field of view. Additional darker frames of 6 seconds and 1.6 second exposures were blended in the bright lights of Queenstown and Frankton to capture more detail in the buildings and roads.
Canon 6D with the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 at;
Dimensions: 102cm x 51cm | Media: Chromaluxe Metal Print
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