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 destination the poor cousin, frequented by fewer folks. But the minor detour and 3-minute walk up the paddock never fails to deliver.
We returned to the cape in June 2017, which is mid-winter. From the holiday p
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 with debri from timber milling and coal-mining during the early 1900s. Much of the historic tramway is visible, and the trail passes through many tunnels. An impressive suspension bridge gives access to the tr
The city of Dunedin is surrounded with spectacular coastal scenery. Local landscapers are spoiled for choice. Just a few clicks south of the city, Tunnel Beach is, perhaps, the best of them all. This is a primal place which exudes raw beauty. The pounding Pacific collides with towering cliff faces. The city founder's son, John Cargill, owned this land. For his daughter's birthday present, he had a contractor dig a narrow tunnel through the headland. This accessed a small sand
Any local landscaper worth his salt has shot this derelict breakwater ... or was it once a jetty? Only 5 minutes walk along the shoreline, these wooden posts will provide any photographer with numerous creative possibilities... and wet feet.
Question: What do ya do, when the weather's crap?
When the light is flat, and the seascape is de-saturated? Answer: pull out your 10-stop ND Filter, of course!
Then convert your RAW files to monochrome. After all, black & white is the
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 road snaked around the hill, providing a potential lead-in line. On this return visit, I knew exactly where I would shoot this photo from. So, during the Golden Hour, I made a series of exposures on Aperture Prior