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About Donald L

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Photographically popular tree in Lake Wanaka

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Often photographed Tree in Lake Wanaka

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Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images

18 Feb 2014: As I write the Winter Olympics are in full swing at Sochi in Russia and there are Wanaka locals competing, the son and daughter of a good friend [Lyndon Sheehan for NZ and Amy Sheehan for Aust.], and quite a few acquaintances I catch up each austral winter at the nearby Snow Farm nordic ski area.

As a local at the Snow Farm and a photographer I’m able to often get in good positions to get images of the athletes, but I’ve found it a very demanding task with a steep learning curve, as they move so fast and it’s so bright.

Justyna Kowalczyk at NZ's Snow Farm in 2013

It is pretty easy getting a notable shot at the start line. In the center is Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland and to the left her teammate Maciej Kreczmer. Justyna is currently the world’s fastest woman on cross country skis. Beside her on the right is my good friend Ron Carmichael a very good Canadian skier who now lives in New Zealand. He was pretty rapt I got this photo as it’s a rare thing to get so close to the rock stars of the northern hemisphere nordic ski scene, and he has made it his FaceBook cover photo!

Justyna Kowalczyk at NZ's Snow Farm in 2013

Here Justyna blitzes the competition at NZ’s Snow Farm in 2013. By being slightly elevated and at a tangental angle to her [high speed] path I got an image that has been requested by a few for use in news articles on the web

Russian and Canadian nordic ski racers at the Snow Farm NZ 2013

As these Russian and Canadian [Devon Kershaw] athletes cross the finish line at the Snow Farm, each striving to get a foot ahead, again I’m fortunate enough to be able to be so close to them. I would have liked something like a little blurring to portray the speed, but on the other hand again it’s a shot that drew a few requests for use on the Salomon Nordic FaceBook page.

As mentioned above getting these images is not easy, and therefore I’ve taken quite an interest in this article below that outlines the process right from being near the action right through to how the image is then published within seconds, and it is going on right now in Sochi >>

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here’s how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn.

This past Tuesday in Sochi, Shaun White attempted…

More via >> The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images.

Weka at Cape Foulwind near Westport

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Weka at Cape Foulwind near Westport on the West Coast New Zealan by Donald Lousley.

While doing a morning shoot very close the restaurant and picnic area on the north beaches of Cape Foulwind, this weka wandered into the picture on cue.

This large brown flightless bird of the rail family is endemic to New Zealand. They are feisty and curious and this made them an easy meal for Māori and early European settlers.

They are also known as the Maori hen or woodhen [Gallirallus australis]

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

New Zealand falcon / kārearea…

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The New Zealand falcon/kārearea on Benmore Peak near Twizel...

The New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea [Falco novaeseelandiae] is the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand. Other common names for this amazing bird that can free fall from a great hight catching a smaller bird on the wing, are Bush Hawk, Sparrow Hawk or NZ Bush Falcon.

Please note if purchasing that the highest dpi available is 72, rather than the usual 300

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Dawn breaks over an estuary south of Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand

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Estuary south of Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand by Donald Lousley.

The mouth of the Okari Lagoon is a few minutes drive south of the Cape Foulwind facilities and seal colony, and here we see the morning sun just a few minutes old catching the rocks protecting the farm road.

 

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Evening light near Cape Foulwind, Westport

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Evening light Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand by Donald Lousley.

Evening light Cape Foulwind, Westport, South Island’s West Coast. The name was given by the English explorer James Cook in 1770 after his ship the Endeavour was blown quite a distance offshore at this location

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Beach and Sand near Karamea Westland

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Heaphy track beach near Karamea

Dawn on the beach at the entry to the Heaphy Track, north Westland New Zealand

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Lone Mountain Beech

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Lone Mountain Beech by Donald Lousley. (N. solandri var cliffortioides) grows in the New Zealand mountains on less fertile soils than  beech species, and can predominate the tree line at high altitudes.

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley

Freshly Sawn Tree Trunk

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Freshly Sawn Tree Trunk by Donald Lousley. As so often happens going out on an early morning pre-visualised photo shoot the unexpected ends up in the camera. In this case a freshly sawn macrocarpa tree trunk coloured golden by an early morning sunrise near Wanaka early Jan. 2014.

Largely ignored until recently in New Zealand and commonly known as Monterey cypress, is a species of cypress native to the Central Coast of California, it’s now very popular due to it’s characterful knots, durability and knots

About LikeMinds.co.nz photos...

Thank you for your interest in the above low res copy of one of my favourite images. High res. versions are offered for purchase and are on average available in two sizes - small and optimised for the web at approx 1024 pixels on the horizontal/long side at 72dpi, and for printing approx. 3600 pixels at 300dpi, with sharpening for matt paper. Where there are exceptions to this the details will be in the Cart item's boxes.
Shipping costs do not apply [noted as "F" for free in the Cart] as we usually only do digital downloads, based on the assumption that the buyer can take the high resolution file supplied to their own printer and exercise greater control over the finished product.
However if you'd like a print prepared in New Zealand and posted to you please email your requirements to don@likeminds.co.nz for a price inc. shipping.
Occasionally a reply to such an email may not be instant, as acquiring new images in New Zealand's mountainous environment usually equates to little or no Internet access for a few days.
GST inclusive prices are in NZ dollars. Tax Invoices/receipts for NZ business customers wishing to claim back the GST component are available on request via email.
© applies to all images. All rights reserved - LikeMinds.co.nz and the relevant artist. Purchased downloads are limited to 2 times, and do not feature a watermark.
Thank you. Cheers Donald Lousley