Posts tagged “Wrights Hill

Wrights Hill Fortress WW2 Remains

Wrights hill Fortress is THE best preserved WW2 fortresses that I have been to. It is currently being restored by a small group of enthusiasts and is open on most public holidays. If you are in the area on a public holiday it is definitely worth going to see it.

I managed to get a bit of a look round without the crowds when one of the photographers, Bev, who I do some assisting for planned a photo shoot there so we went along to do a recci before the shoot and of course I took some test shots also 🙂

It was originally meant to have 3 guns but only 2 ever got built. The only time they were fired was when they were “proofed” and the force of the shock wave broke the windows of houses at the bottom of the hill.

Nikon D70s and F5


HDR

An HDR from half way up Wrights Hill in Wellington looking out towards Makara.

Slightly messy processing but liked the effect.

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8, ISO 400, Made up of 5 images


Wrights Hill Fortress Tunnels

Today (25th April) in New Zealand is ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day, Where we honor all the people who fought and died in the various wars.

In honor of the occasion here are some shots of the tunnels beneath Wrights Hill Fortress which was built for WW2 to protect agains a Japanese invasion.

The fortress is currently being restored by volunteers and open on public holidays (like today)

All these shots were hand held in very low light so sorry if they are a bit blurry

Nikon F5 50mm f1.8 at f1.8, Ilford Delta 400 ISO film