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joycealicesmith February 19, 2016
Congratulations on winning People's Choice! Nicely done!
stevenwatkins February 19, 2016
Thank you Joyce.

Governors Bay Pier



Governors Bay Pier damaged after the earthquakes of September 2010 & Feb of 2011
Governors Bay Pier damaged after the earthquakes of September 2010 & Feb of 2011
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken when I was on holiday in Christchurch and staying in a old Hotel in Governors Bay, Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Time
I got up quite early to walk down the road opposite where I was staying to get this sunrise. I took this photo at 6:10 am 1st of March 2015. The day before I walked down to this spot to scout it out before deciding to take this photo.
Lighting
I take a few shots to see what it looks like before before taking the final shot. All natural light.
Equipment
Canon EOS 600D on tripod & a RC-6 wireless remote.
Inspiration
I love capturing sunrise's & sunsets so try & take some sunsets & sunrise shots when I'm away.
Editing
I only ever do minimal post processing. I have photoshop Elements 11 & used for this photo enhance auto levels of contrast, color correction & lighten shadows & darken highlights.
In my camera bag
I normally have in my bag these days ( I've up graded from my EOS 600D to the 5D MKll) of gear, now I have 2 x Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 bodies, lenses a Tamron 28mm - 300mm & a Tamron 150mm - 600mm, a wireless remote which come in very handy & gets used a lot, ND & ND graduated filters, a small torch, and some cleaning gear.
Feedback
When using a tripod & doing long exposure's always turn of the image stabilization, I learnt this a couple of years ago after going out on a night shoot & came back with all my photo's out of focus & took me a while to find out why. Always use a tripod & a remote. Have fun playing around with exposure's this is the way I learnt. Happy shooting everyone.

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