Category: Landscape

The Southern Scenic Route Between Invercargill And Tuatapere

Many years ago one of the Rolling Stones described Invercargill – the main, and only city, in Southland – as the “arsehole of the world“. Unfortunately, many New Zealanders feel the same way, not just about Invercargill, but also about the whole Southland region. Does this concern us in Southland? No – not at all because it means less people pollution in the beautiful place we call home. Southland abounds with so many things...

A cobweb caught by spring sunlight

The First Day Of Spring

Yesterday, the first of September was the first official day of Spring. The day broke crisp and clear…

Beyond the blue horizon

Fields Of Maize

Gentle juxtaposition On the way back from Dunedin yesterday the juxtaposition of the blue sky and green fields of maize caught my attention. I also like the way the wheel tracks lead into, and out of, the pictures.        

The west coast of the South Island - Lake Mapourika

The West Coast Of The South Island

The South Island’s West Coast One of the most photographed spots in the South Island would have to be Lake Matheson, just a few kilometres west of Fox Glacier township. Normally the peak of Mt Cook can be seen in the distance – but the day I took the photo above was overcast but still captures the mystical magical beauty that abounds up and down New Zealand’s West Coast – no matter what the...

Late afternoon sun rays over Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

  With a total length of 80 kilometres, Lake Wakatipu is the longest, but only third largest, lake in New Zealand. The photograph above, taken in early January 2013 from State Highway 6, catches the last of the days rays as the sun settles over the hills that run down the western side of the lake to Kingston.