Today, very sadly is my last day here in beautiful Queenstown. What a memorable trip! I have some of the most incredible shots from around the south island. I can’t wait to get home and do a bit of post producing on them and load them to this website.
This morning began early for me. I was up before dawn and headed to Coronet Peak (a mountain 15 mins from Queenstown). From here I shot some amazing star shots with the glow of Queenstown below. I used the magic Nikon 14-24mm lens and to say I’m happy with the shots I got is an understatement. I then shot sunrise shots including panoramas with The Remarkables in them.
I then had breakfast at a cute little café in Arrowtown. I love Arrowtown, if you’re ever visiting here in Queenstown it’s worth the drive out to experience it, make sure you visit the bakery 😉
It was then back to Queenstown where I did some experimenting with my GoPro (photos and timelapse videos) and threw on the monster Nikon 80–400mm lens on the D800 and got some wildlife shots.
This trip will go down as one of the best I’ve ever had. I’ve seen mother nature in all her glory, easily some of the most spectacular mountain scenery ever and of course I was engaged to my beautiful soul mate Kristy. Life is so good! Get out there and make the most it. As Ferris Bueller said, “blink and you might just miss it.”
Take care, and until next time.
Such a beautiful day today. Started out a little cloudy, but quickly cleared up to reveal stunning mountain ranges covered in snow.
I decided to head to Glenorchy today. A little town about 45 minutes away from Queenstown. The mountains here are just stunning and combined with the aqua blue water of Lake Wakatipu made for some great shots.
From here I headed to a place called Paradise. This is one of my favourite places in the world because of it’s diverse landscape elements. Lakes, wildlife, forest, waterfalls, long sweeping plains, and mountains. Of course it is here that I am in my element. I almost filled my camera memory card for the first time on this trip. I was salivating as I saw the most amazing gifts of nature. Snow frosted plants. mirrored snowy mountains in lakes, rock solid frozen grass with icicles and suns rays streaming through tall ancient forest trees.
What a magnificent trip it has been so far. So much fun, wonderful weather and getting some great shots along the way. Tomorrow is Milford Sound. I’m going to try out my new Nikon 80-400mm lens and hopefully get some good wildlife shots 🙂