For those that have asked about some of my 'larger than life' photos, rest assured that it's not because my camera is super-expensive or has special powers :) It's all in the post-editing.
Of course, the finished scene is not perfect, so I cropped the shot to include what I want to have in the final photo.
Then I used the clone brush in photoscape to fill in the edges. Click here for the photoscape download and more information.
Of course, sometimes, I just can't leave well enough alone, so I used the 'threshold' button on photoscape to create this:
Please feel free to ask any questions about any of these processes in a comment or email me at tenfootheart (at) gmail (dot) com.
This sleepy little town is about 25 minutes from Stratford. The name means 'tree ferns used for palisades', according to southtaranaki.com.
As we walked one of main streets, we found these old vehicles inside a garage. This bicycle is called a 'penny-farthing' because of the proportions of wheel size to a penny and a farthing.
One of many motorized bicycles in this garage.
The old-fashioned wiring is quaint.
According to Jason's, this town has a strong Swiss background.
Click here for more history of Kaponga from NZETC (NZ Electonic Text Collection).