Wanaka’s Famous Tree

Holidaying down in Wanaka this week. The best week of the year… It’s been most gloomy and rainy… and the weather service is promising snow tomorrow! Could I be more happy? This tree is 5-6 metres out in the lake. I photograph it every year – this might be the ultimate shot. What do youContinue reading “Wanaka’s Famous Tree”

Been there, I think

Reach a time and place when you’ve been there and you’ve done that Hell, maybe you didn’t maybe you watched someone else do it maybe saw it on TV Once it gets so far back it doesn’t much matter much cos your memory – gets a bit long a bit distant Even though it tastesContinue reading “Been there, I think”

The Crown Road

  There’s a long way to get from Queenstown to Wanaka. And there’s also a shortcut… The Crown Road, winding over the Crown ranges – hairpin turns, rock-slides and a bit of screaming on my part. We always go this way and it always terrifies me… It looks so pretty, so scenic from here…

Alpine Dawn

It’s actually a bit after dawn, the sun still very low in the sky, the mist rising from the lake, shuffling along like an old man on his first trip to the loo for the day. For those who are used to more regular posts, I do apologise – it just seems I’ve lost myContinue reading “Alpine Dawn”

Blue Pools 2012

A creek running into the Haast River on the South Island, about an hour north of Wanaka, a convergence dubbed the Blue Pools. One of the real pleasures of returning to the same place every year is that you see it in so many different conditions. The sky was heavily overcast when we were thereContinue reading “Blue Pools 2012”

Mt Aspiring Mist

Spent a good part of today sorting out photos for a competition. It’s a funny sort of thing to do – amazing how those ‘great’ photos you adored when you took them (and blogged them!) don’t stand up over time. And funny how some of them do. This is actually the very first photo IContinue reading “Mt Aspiring Mist”