George Leigh Mallory was once asked 'why he climbed Mount Everest?'
The legendary British mountaineer allegedly replied "Because it's there."

 

Not me! I climb mountains 'because of what is NOT there.' No wi-fi connection. No cellphone beeping with social media notifica...

Cape Farewell is the northern-most point of the South Island of New Zealand. This breath-taking landmark was discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642 and named by Captain Cook when he departed New Zealand in 1770.

The fantastical Archway Islands around the corner make this de...

An hour's jaunt up the Ngakawau Gorge, is perhaps one of the best waterfalls on the West Coast. While the entire Charming Creek Walkway takes between 3-5 hours to walk or bike, this landmark is undoubtedly the highlight, and well worth a visit.

This pathway is decorated...

We reached this remote spot on schedule, as the afternoon sun broke through rain clouds, painting the farmland gold. I'd been here many times before to photograph the lighthouse, and watch the Yellow-Eyed Penguins waddle ashore. And I had 'seen' how the lonely rural ro...

Waterfalls are common subjects for photographers, but are notoriously challenging to capture. The high dynamic range of white water contrasting with dark, shadowy surrounds is difficult to capture at the best of times. In harsh sunlight, it's virtually impossible. Add...

At the bottom of the world; the ends of the earth, really, lies this magic landmark.

Situated near the southernmost point of New Zealand's South Island, this remote headland is named for the dozen rock stacks that defiantly rise above the pounding Pacific.

Above, a relat...

The premium tourist town of New Zealand, Queenstown is arguably the most picturesque place for landscape photographers. But great shots don't usually come without effort and a bit of prior planning. To gain this premium viewpoint above the city, most folks pay for the...

Photographs are merely two-dimensional representations of a 3D reality.

To create the illusion of depth, we can layer the subject matter to overlap, implying that the foreground object is in front of an object in the background. Employing the vertical format (called Por...

Whoah! It's a double rainbow, all the way across the sky ...but what does this mean? Ha - this is a direct reference to a viral video on YouTube. Have a laugh and a half here:


the Double Rainbow dude - 43 Million Views

My wife and I recently spent 3 days visiting the re...

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