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.
Sometimes it is not the majestic landscape that is picturesque, but it is the manmade landscape. This is a shot of the Cromwell Dam in New Zealand.
It’s not too often one gets to travel to the edge of the planet. UI am very fortunate to have traveled to many edges of the planet and one of my favorite is Earnslaw Burn in New Zealand. I had my friend and instructor on the PODAS workshop take a picture of me there. Think I’ll give this to my mon for Christmas. It has been an amazing time in New Zealand with so many good images that I’ll be editing for the winter. Now it is head home in a few days for the Holidays then it is off to Bangkok and China in January.
I have been in New zealand for a week now and just taking amazing images. Looking forward to sharing more as the weeks go by. This image was made at sunrise in Deer Park. An area used to make many of the Lord Of The Rings movies. Just incredible colors.
We are on our second day of the PODAS workshop in New Zealand. We have a great group of attendees and instructors. Best of all we have had the most incredible sunsets and sunrises that I have experienced in quite some time. We are shooting so much cool stuff. If you are not a friend of mine on FaceBook please just type my name into the search menu and become a friend. That way you can see posts as they happen. Also, visit the PODAS blog at http://www.podas.info and see our workshop as it happens.
The PODAS workshop is moving full steam ahead. So far we have had picture perfect weather and have been blessed with an amazing sunset and sunrise. The image above is from last nights sunset at Deer Park. This an area outside of Queenstown that is on private land and was used for numerous sets in Lord Of The Rings. The PODAS workshop will be going through Saturday and if you want to follow the latest news CLICK HERE.