new zealand

at world`s end

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso100 - f5.6 - 1/100
- Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso200 - f3.2 - 1/3200 - Michael Grobe

lost in the clouds

Canon EOS-20D - 19-35mm - iso100 - f9 - 1/1000 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 19-35mm - iso100 - f9 - 1/1000 - Michael Grobe

The clouds are coming down to kiss the mountains. South Island of New Zealand, near Milford Sound.


Canon EOS-20D - 80-400mm - iso100 - f13.0 - 1/8000 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 80-400mm - iso100 - f13.0 - 1/8000 - Michael Grobe

Hydroplane floating in golden sunlight at dusk on Lake Te Anau, South Island of New Zealand.

sleeping beauty

Sony Cybershot DSC-P9 - iso100 - f4.5 - 1/125 - Michael Grobe

Sleeping black swans on lake Rotorua, North Island of New Zealand.

dark forest

Canon EOS-650 - Kodak Ektachrome 100 - Michael Grobe

Another slide-scan of photographs, which I took during my first stay in New Zealand in 2003. Cold morning mist covers the snowy top of the mountains while the forest still sleeps in darkness. It is the most amazing and beautiful country I have seen and I would love to stay there, if it wasn´t at worlds end...

old cheesy slides

What should one do with some old slide-scans of cheesy sundowners at the ocean...
One might say, you shouldn´t have taken the picture in the first place, but then, when you are at that beach you probably don´t feel cheesy about the view at all.
Thanks to the digital darkroom that can be fixed.
The images have been taken with my old trusty Canon EOS 650, the first serious of EOS cameras from 1987, which still just needs a fresh battery and a some film to work beautifully. I can still use my old lenses from that decade directly with my digital EOS bodies, don´t know of many technologies, which can provide that. Still I won´t switch back to film shooting at all, digital 35 is so much more enjoyable, has better image quality and you have the direct and full control in camera and in your computer.

Canon EOS-650 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-650 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-650 - Michael Grobe