Viva Rotovegas ! Scenery, cable cars and features of Rotorua, New Zealand.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by markoneswift, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    Hi everyone, just had a great day out down in Rotorua in the Bay Of Plenty region. Gorgeous day, 26 degrees and sun all day long. Here are some images taken during the day at the 'Skyline' park and at the 'Government Gardens'. Hope you enjoy :)

    Lord and Lady of the Manor by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Government Gardens by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Rotorua Museum by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Viva ! by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Gondola Heights by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Skyline Gondolas by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Skyline Gondolas by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Going Wider by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Rotorua Ultrawide by markoneswift, on Flickr
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Not a fan of fisheye photos usually but these work great here !!! Also, love the colours on those :thumbup:
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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Nice! Love the first cable car shot.
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  4. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Such a fascinating, beautiful place.
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  6. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    It's a crazy combination of active geothermal fields, mountains, a volcanic lake, cable cars, spa pools, colonial influences, Kiwi originality and sun. It's a great place and even though this was our first trip I'm sure we'll make more. We're only sixty miles away from RotoVegas :)
  7. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
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    Great shots! If I may ask, how did you achieve such a naturally looking blue sky while it was so bright outside? Is this achieve with a polarizer of some sort? Thanks
  8. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    Hi mate - no it's not a polarizer as I cannot attach one to my fisheye lens. All I do is shoot raw and expose for the sky wherever possible. I then adjust exposure in CS5 with alterations to curves, contrast, saturation and vibrance. Sometimes I think I overdo it a bit lol

    The ozone layer is pretty thin here in New Zealand too, which does lend itself to vivid blue skies ( and sunburn after ten minutes without sunscreen !! )
  9. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    Nice way to show off the scenery. I like how you managed to get a nice wide perspective and without too much fisheye effect.