One of the most magical and photographic places I can think of is New Zealand. I love NZ and it’s no wonder the Hobit is filmed here. There are some of the coolest places anywhere to shoot pictures. This one is one of my favorites. It’s about an hours drive from Queenstown.
I love New Zealand. If I won the lottery I’d probably run off to this amazing land. I get to New Zealand about once a year. Usually in early December when it is their spring time. all over the countryside are amazing wildflowers and especially Lupens. You can stop by a river shore and spend hours shooting these beautiful flowers. Today’s shot is of Lupens made on my last visit.
Yes it really did look like this. On one our PODAS workshops to New Zealand we were on top of the mountain overlooking Queenstown and we were blessed with the most amazing light. We saw rainbows, storms and this magnificent display as the sun set and lit up all the clouds. You had to be there.
New Zealand is full of surprises and most of them make great photography opportunities. This was just on of those cases. We were exploring a valley and came across this old stone wall with a tree at the end. This image was made with a 28mm lens on a Phase One IQ180.
I have been re-working some of my images using the update Capture One software 7.. I basically take images I worked on previously and run them back through the processor and they now come out even better. This is one of those images. It was shot on an IQ180 in New Zealand last December. I love the greens and details I was able to pull out of this shot. This was magical location.
This image was made in December 2012 showing one of my favorite places on the planet, Erarnslaw Burn, New Zealand. Very hard area to reach so it’s not visited by many. Very magical as there are hundreds of waterfalls pouring off glaciers thousands of feet in the air. Just to be present there is an incredible feeling.
Let’s move to another part of the world. I was looking for blog candidate images the other day from my inventory of images and this image jumped out. This image was made in New Zealand at Mt. Cook. I took a Zodiac ride into the lake filled with these mini Icebergs broken off from a near by glacier. The skies turned dark and the color popped and I clicked. Hope you enjoy this image.