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Interisland Ferry en route from Wellington to Picton, with the Kaikoura Mountains in the background.

This image was taken hand-held at Eastbourne, near Burdan's Gate, and was captured with the 24.6 megapixel full frame Sony A900 camera using the Sony 70-300G lens, with a focal length of 250mm, and exposed at 1/400 second at f/13, ISO-200. Note that the above image has been saved at a low quality and displayed at a relatively small size. Therefore, a 17-inch wide print, for example, looks a great deal better and shows a lot more detail.

The above image has been cropped from the larger image shown below. To obtain a full-sized image (with a width of 6048 pixels) with the above field of view, the photographer would need to use a 591mm telephoto lens. The original image width was 6048 pixels, but the above cropped image has an image width of 2558 pixels. If printed at 150 pixels per inch, this would provide a print width for the cropped image of about 17 inches. The ability to obtain a good quality print of this size, when the cropped image is only about one-half the size of the original, is one of the advantages of filming with a 24 megapixel camera.

This image is currently on the web site of New Zealand's "TVNZ", Channel One. Click  here  to see TV1's weather pictures.

The original image, before cropping, is shown below, and it was taken with a focal length of 250mm. The boat was several kilometres south of where the camera was located at Eastbourne.

Below is a 100% crop of the front part of the boat. You can even read the web site URL:
This result shows that a clear cold Winter day, free of heat haze, can help your images to have greater clarity in distant images than would be possible during hot Summer months.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because most images have been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels. In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.