New Zealand landscapes
The third New Zealand holiday photographs blog post is about landscapes. Looking at my compositions, I realize that I am much less of a landscape photographer than I may have thought. Of course, New Zealand abounds with impressive landscapes on every coast and in between. I am also as much in love with nature and the outdoors as ever. However, I think that landscape photography is mostly about being at a beautiful place at a right time. With respect to photography, I am now more interested in seeing and discovering than in being. Therefore, details and intimate views are the subjects I am mostly after, not primarly broad landscape vistas. Nevertheless, here is a collection of my most preferred "classical" New Zealand landscape photographs of our trip. Some of these landscape photographs are more documentary than the others and you can see that I was particularly inspired at Muriwai Beach, Tongariro, and Lake Pukaki and the Aoraki/Mount Cook area. Besides the landscape gallery, all my New Zealand photographs are collected in a dedicated New Zealand gallery.
Orange lining beyond Oaia island, Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
Nesting gannets on the cliffs and on Oaia island (in the distance), Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
Mount Ngauruhoe and South Crater, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
The three Emerald Lakes, Central Crater, and Blue Lake (on the left edge, in the background), Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Hooker River, Hooker Valley, and Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand
Sunset at Lake Pukaki, New Zealand