These images are a snapshot of a recent family holiday to the south island of New Zealand. They were taken over a 11 day period during our travels.
All the images were captured with the Canon XHA1 with a Letus 35 Extreme bolted to the front. I used only one lens which was a Canon L series f1.4 24mm. I had a 70mm-200mm at my disposal but as I didn't have a support bracket to hold it up I was scared the extra weight was going to snap the adapter off the front of my camera. Not a good idea.
I took about 3 hours of footage which doesn't sound like much but it was a family holiday after all.
Nearly forgot. The music was by Hans Zimmer "The Thin Red Line". Man I love that music.
View some of Christians stills of New Zealand at christianfletcher.com.au make a comment on his blog he loves that stuff.
I spent the most amazing seven months of my life in New Zealand, where I fell in love with the country's natural beauty. As I traveled across both the north and south island, I tried to capture as much as I could of it on video. Vast landscapes, rugged mountains, glaciers, rough coastlines, idyllic beaches, dense forests, tumbling waterfalls, exotic wildlife and the vibrant city of Auckland... I combined all of my best shots into this: my audiovisual ode to New Zealand.
Feel free to share this video to any other traveling-enthusiasts out there!
Featured locations: Rangitoto, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Raglan, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Orakei Korako Thermal Park, Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, Franz Josef Glacier, Haast Pass, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, Nugget Point, Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru, Queenstown, Wanaka, Fiordlands National Park, Milford Sound.
Music: ‘Young Blood’ by The Naked And Famous (an awesome Kiwi band).
Equipment used: Canon 550D + 35-300mm F3,5/F5,6 IS + travel tripod
Editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6
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