The Shelter

I'm not really sure what the point of this thing is. Maybe someone forgot to put the walls up?


This is an HDR from 3 exposures (-2, 0, +2). Had heaps of problem with noise in this shot so I had to do a lot of clean up in Photoshop.


Taken at Ambury Park, Auckland.


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  • Gordon Mould 6y

    Really great shot, well done.
  • Nikki 6y

    Just wonderful!
  • Dan 6y

    ...what peace and color here...really beautiful the setting light
  • Thierry 6y

  • Ragstatic 6y

    wow Chris great angle and dynamic feel buddy ! well placed in the frame !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sarah Ann Wright 6y

    Noise?! I don't see any! How did you get rid of it all?
    Great choice of HDR here, the clarity of the grass and the light on it from front to back just makes the shot for me.
    Maybe the shelter is for your sheep stalkers to hide in ;)
  • Chris Gin 6y

    Got rid of the noise by applying a Gaussian blur on a new layer, then hand painting the layer mask to only show the sky in that layer. Pain the ass!

    You got me thinking about the sheep - I wonder if there were a bunch of them waiting inside to ambush me? Lucky I didn't get too close... :)
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  • Shweta Verma 6y

    Love the angle over here
  • Matthias Uhl 6y

    I need to know how your treatment works... I'll try and try... :)
    Wonderful one!
  • Ewen Cafe 6y

    Nice composition, this is one of my fav spots around Auckland and I go there often. Anyone would think it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's not.

    The structure is simply a sheltered eating spot located along the Manukau foreshore walking track which starts at Ambury farm (this shot) and follows the Manukau harbour all the way around past the stonefields and ends near the airport. All up it's about 12Ks I think.
  • Yatrik S. 6y

    Lovely, lovely.

    This is really nice, and the treatment is perfect.
    Seen at Interface Lift, nice to see a flickr profile as well (which I'm more used to anyways).
  • Abeer 6y

    i simply love the color combination here..

    and the angle too

    amazing work
  • Muktasyaf AnNamir 6y

    Lovely composition! Great HDR treatment as well!
  • Edster951 5y

    Wonderful Shot......caught my eye immediately.

    The HDR is subtle, well done.

    Thanks for sharing
  • Hamish Carmichael 5y

    Hi Chris.

    I have to ask....what lens are you using for your landscape images? I love the depth of field and scope of image :) Hamish. Auckland.
  • e_digitalis 5y

    love the PoV
  • Navel's Contemplation 4y

    It's probably a hay barn. Sometimes they don't have sides 'cause the hay needs a bit of ventilation...
  • Jamal E. Josephs 2y

    This has become one of the most popular landscape HDR photos on the web... Great job!
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Taken on December 7, 2008
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