09 March 2009

Winter in the valley

Winter, Pohangina ValleyJuly 2008; snow on the southern Ruahine Range; the paddocks rough, the feed diminishing. Still a couple of months of hard living to go.

All content © 2009 Pete McGregor

7 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

That perfect little hill looks unreal, with the trees apparently matching the angle of the fencing posts.
Snow on the hills in Middle England too, this morning.

pohanginapete said...

RR, the weather today reminded me summer's gone and winter's on the way. Back into my down jacket... Maybe our hemispheres are changing places.

butuki said...

This photo reminded me of a new post processing technique that I found out about recently called "tilt-shift miniaturizing", where subjects taken as is have the image blurred on the top and bottom to make the subject seem to be miniature models. In fact the technique might be cool to look at with this image of yours, Pete.

http://www.geocities.com/tiltshiftmin/

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?s=3d6ffb1edbffdef6c43dd5430f603975&attachmentid=1112930

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, I agree — the photo already has something of that feel to it. I'd heard about tilt-shift miniaturising (Emma mentioned it on her blog a while ago), but I think I have enough on my plate right now! :^)

butuki said...

Actually, so do I! I shouldn't even be surfing the internet right now... So I hear you loud and clear! (oVo)

Michael said...

Love it. Cattle on a little green planet. Really little.

pohanginapete said...

Cheers Michael. It's little all right — too little for our current way of life. Let's hope enough people realise that and act on it — mighty soon.