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Christchurch > Hollywood

After playing around with the Hollywood sign for the WordPress logo competition, I decided to make our own version of the Hollywood sign in Christchurch. Seeing as New Zealand is such a great place for major films these days.

This is basically the view from my window every day (minus a power pole or too). I took this a couple of hours ago at 7pm. The sun is setting behind the Southern Alps of New Zealand and shadows are creeping across the Port Hills.

Christchurch Hollywood Sign - Mark Lincoln

As the sun goes down they begin to look more and more yellow and can be quite surreal at times. I actually reduced the yellow to make this photo look more realistic than reality!

I had to remove the powerlines from the hills and get rid of the light-post and telegraph lines before I could play around with this. The un-cropped, original colour image is below, followed by the absolute original photo.

Christchurch Hollywood Sign on the Port Hills - Un-cropped

Christchurch Hollywood Sign - Un-cropped and at full saturation

Christchurch Port Hills Original by Mark Lincoln

Christchurch Port Hills Original Photo

  • Epic… It looks like it it should be there! Go Mark!

  • Thanks Heather! Now we just have to get some wood, some scaffolding and some white paint.