South

South

When I think of the south, it’s this sort of scene I have in mind. Snow capped peaks piercing clouds under vivid blue skies. Land so imposing that it commands not just your attention, but your time. I could sit outside and just watch the clouds roll past for hours. Peaceful and still as the [...]

Half Way Home

Half Way Home

Flying down the highway while the sun sets golden over the hills. Open land like this just begs to be explored. What’s over the hill? I don’t know, but we should go and find out. Taken near Lancefield in country Victoria on a brief flying visit driving from Seymour through to Ballarat, a town I [...]

Aoraki Way

Aoraki Way

This walkway is found along the Hooker Valley track in the Mt.Cook National Park. While we were on the track, an avalanche took out a tight part of the walk (as it bends around a sheer cliff face), making the route back impassable. Those of us still on the track had to be airlifted out. [...]

Hooker Valley Grasslands

Mount Sefton

The Hooker Valley walk begins from a carpark a short distance from the remote Mount Cook Village. Travelling over a large swing bridge and then along a path cut into the cliff-side no wider than a footpath above a roaring river. You eventually cross another bridge and emerge into the grasslands of the Hooker Valley, [...]

Sailor’s Delight

Sailor's Delight

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Sunset from the side of the road, looking towards Tekapo. This place seems to be able to conjure the most amazing red sunrise/sunsets. I have video from a previous video that shows a similarly blood red sky, only at dawn, rather than dusk.

Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

Feeling very manly, my mate Thomo and I decided to stop in and visit Mt.Sunday (used as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings movies) on our way from Christchurch to Tekapo. The drive to Mt.Sunday first takes you over about 30km of dirt road. This is followed by a trek across the valley floor [...]

Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb

At this time of year, the paddocks of rural New Zealand are covered with newly born lambs. Excessively cute, they are also quite playful with one another. However, try to get anywhere close in order to photograph them and they bolt in the opposite direction. Challenging as it was, I still managed to get a [...]

Marlborough Sunset

Marlborough Sunset

The sun sets over one of Montana’s vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand. This place is truly magical, and it’s not just the wine talking. Like all wine regions, Marlborough is ostensibly a farming community; warm, welcoming and above all else, passionate. The food availble here easily matches the wine in quality, and the light that [...]

View Over Christchurch

View over Christchurch

Looking out over Christchurch from the hills to its East. You can see the city below, the Pacific Ocean to the right and in the distance, the northern edge of New Zealand’s Southern Alps are covered in snow.

Perth City Skyline

Perth City Skyline

I’ve done this shot before, as has everyone. That said, I still love it. This is the Perth city skyline as seen from Kings Park.