Windy Wellington is a blast

May 25th, 2009 § 3 comments - add yours

Just loving looking out the office window at the horizontal rain flying past (STILL!).¬
Loving the Wellington weather
Southerly still blasting, and feels like it will never end.¬† Best thing however…¬†is when you can take your out of town visitors to the Wellington South Coast and scare the living daylights out of them as you watch the planes taking off and landing!

Here’s a few past images of storms hitting Wellington to make you wish you were here.

Walking along wild coast

Walking along wild coast

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Website mod. Comments sought on image tooltips

May 25th, 2009 § 6 comments - add yours

We’ve just implemented mouse-over tooltips on the thumbs in our Nature’s Pic Images New Zealand stock photos website, after a couple of suggestions from users.¬†
So we’d LOVE your honest feedback.¬†

The pros and cons as far as we can see are:

PROS:

They make browsing heaps quicker

CONS:

They stop people clicking thumbs to get full information and options (such as similars or related images, print ordering etc), and it might just annoy a whole lot of people.

Try a sample page. We’d appreciate any comments you have after using in the comments box below!¬† Update: We’ve just rebuilt them based on your feedback, so many thanks.¬† Any further comments are very welcome.

Best regards, Rob & Janette

Wally’s found! Fiordland 2009 Expedition Report

May 19th, 2009 § 14 comments - add yours

Write up of our 2009 Fiordland Expedition posted originally titled as “Where‚Äôs Wally? Live satellite tracking of Rob‚Äôs remote Fiordland expedition for 2009” post.

The trip was fantastic. Lost about 5kgs/12lbs from sweat and toil…would have been more if the weather hadn’t done its best to muck us up. So, what was the trip all about? Once a year a ballot is run to allow folks to chase Wapiti deer in a remote part of Fiordland. We happened to get lucky in the very popular ballot, so set off into this seldom visited part of New Zealand, seeking in the least to get some great photos.

A unique part of the trip was that I carried a new SPOT personal satellite tracker unit that allowed people to follow us in real time on google earth, as well as an emergency backup with our mountain radio set. We had quite a following after our original post. So, here’s the write up about the trip…..

Below you’ll find the final annotated GOOGLEMAP of our trip you can play with, filled with our satellite transmissions and photos of the locations.¬† Waypoints are numbered so you can figure which way we went (#1-266). Click on the camera icon’s for photos and further info.¬† Zoom the map below in to see everything and more photos (use ‘+’ or ‘-‘ on top left), and drag map around with your cursor…..


Click to View Fiordland Wapiti exped 2009 in a larger map. *Recommended
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Proudly promoting New Zealand made products

May 13th, 2009 § 0 comments, Add the 1st

Rob¬†created some¬†new shots featuring New Zealand made products¬†for a project we’re doing for a well known overseas travel guidebook.¬†

The photograph was put together in the studio and our purpose was to showcase a variety of natural goods grown in New Zealand such as Manuka Honey, quality olive oil, wine and cheeses, paua shell, merino and possum wool, greenstone/poumanu etc

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Searching 4 Seasons from your armchair!!

May 5th, 2009 § 0 comments, Add the 1st

Do you feel it? That sense of impending gloom as we say goodbye to autumn and plunge headfirst into winter.  Are you longing for some small reminder of Summer to get you through?

Don’t worry we have the solution, so just sit back and relax and take a seasonal tour through the Nature’s Pic Images website.¬† We have a great keyword search available on the website, which provides a really simple and effective way of finding images related to a specific theme, for example SUMMER ….. > > > Continue reading : full post + comments > > >

Wilderness Magazine cover by Rob this month…

May 3rd, 2009 § 4 comments - add yours

Wow, we’re pleased with how Wilderness Magazine has reproduced a favourite image this week…….wildmag_t

Just arrived in the mail from the publisher. This image was taken on a particularly cold winter’s night on the flanks of Mount Ruapehu – apparently the coldest of the year. As conditions were so clear I spent most of the night working on this image. At 35+ minutes per photo (plus similar time for the noise reducing dark photo phase) you don’t get too many photos for your labours, but this one came out a cracker, and I’m proud of the quality of the final results. Thanks guys. > > > Continue reading : full post + comments > > >

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