Tag Archive for landscape

More mountain biking and less x/c skiing

Maybe it’s because mastering bike riding as a kid is a hugh achievement in terms of freedom perceived, that I’m scooting all about exploring tracks on my new mountain bike that don’t have snow on them, and of course my little camera is my constant companion. Here’s a few landscape images from some of my…

Whole Nevis Valley now ‘outstanding’ | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand

The entire Nevis Valley will be classified an outstanding natural landscape in the Central Otago district plan, under an agreement reached by parties debating the landscape’s value before the Environment Court. The move, likely to tighten restrictions on any development in the valley, was welcomed yesterday by the Central Otago Environmental Society, which said the…

Chasing the Light, doing the mileage

The spring weather of late here in Wanaka has been very beautiful. Yes, unsettled but interesting and thankfully not the gales too often that underscore spring at 45 degrees south. It’s been very conducive for walking, and so too has my mindset: every evening I’ve been fortunate of late to wander many miles along Lake…

The vibrancy of spring

From a landscape photography perspective [no pun intended], you might recall around autumn and ANZAC day I posted several images of golden leaves portraying motion. Well, what better time than spring to refine these techniques again with a few shots incorporating motion, and where colour is used as a compositional tool. But another unique property…

Autumn, Easter, War and ANZAC

As a landscape photography subject I find autumn very challenging, so this year instead of the obvious photos I’ve made in the past, I’ve been learning to “see” things a little differently. Easter has given me some time to reflect on this, and also as ANZAC day falls in this time I’ve decided to visit…

A long way to go to church

I’m not sure when I learnt of it, or when the desire set in, but I have wanted to visit the Serpentine Church for many years. It was the highest church [about 1030 metres] in New Zealand, and is situated in a snow tussock basin 90 mins. drive south of the Old Dunstan Rd. or…