I have been eargly awaiting the release of Aurora HDR 2018 which has been released in the last few weeks. To do a demo, I used a landscape photo I took at the il Tartufo restaurant near Arrowtown, NZ during a work trip. The photo is two stitched images which were stitched in Lightroom and had some very minor editing conducted to the image. The image was duplicated and edited in Aurora HDR 2018 where I picked the "Landscape Enhanced Preset" but made no other changes. Left is old image, right is Aurora HDR.
The cruise went for approximately two (2) hours across Milford Sound (piopiotahi) which is a fiord on the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. The sound is an incredible place which runs some 15mks inland from the Tasman Sea, is surrounded by sheer rock faces which are said to rise 1200 metres or more on each side (and also underwater), and has an incredible mean average rainfall of around 6,412mm making it one of the wettest inhabited places in New Zealand, and one of the wettest in the world.
I took a flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound which went for around 45 mins to an hour, a cruise across Milford Sound which went for around two hours and a return flight which went for around 45 minutes to an hour.
In March i visited New Zealand for a combination of work and a holiday. Although the trip was short it was fairly packed with a total travel distance of around 800kms in four days. This map by OpenStreetMaps highlights the journey.
I had the joy of attending Healesville Sanctuary with my family in late February to have a look around (and of course take some photos). The sanctuary is unlike Melbourne and Werribee Zoo in that it has far more Australian animals than the other Zoo's, it really is an Australian based Zoo covering all realms of Australian animals from birds through to the classic koala!On my visit, we took our two children (1. year old, and 3.5 years old), to be honest for the youngest it was not too excited since I don't think he fully comprehended what was going on however, for our eldest she loved the experience. one of the prime reasons for going was to see the "Spirits of the Sky" show which is run at around 12pm and 2:30pm which highlights some of the extraordinary animals that Australia has in its skies, everyone loved the experience.Beyond