Tag Archives: New Zealand

Swan Lagoon, Ohao, New Zealand

Swan Lagoon, Ohao

There were no swans on this lake during this brief and wonderful time of sunset, but several ducks. Elevation: 590 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 200mm ISO: 1800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Purakaunui Falls, Otago

On the way to the Purakunai Falls you’ll find this mini-version of the main attraction about half-way between the main road and the falls. In North America and Eurasia the landscape is on fire with reds and yellows in autumn, but here there are no such decidious tree species. Europeans longing for that special sign […]

Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Purakaunui Falls, Otago

A beautiful waterfall I had almost to myself. As I visited in the autumn there were very few visitors around and that made the place that much more amazing. Elevation: 75 meters Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 50mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1.3 s

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka

Perhaps the most famous tree in the world, in an ever changing environment. This time it was extremely windy and cold, and not at all pleasant, but visually it was amazing as the sky was filled with dramatic clouds in layers, each moving in a different pace and direction. Elevation: 282 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: […]

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka

Perhaps the most famous tree in the world, in an ever changing environment. This time it was extremely windy and cold, and not at all pleasant, but visually it was amazing as the sky was filled with dramatic clouds in layers, each moving in a different pace and direction. Elevation: 282 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: […]

Lady Knox Geyser, New Zealand

Lady Knox Geyser, Rotorua

Even though I visited here in autumn, this site was exceptionally popular and crowded, and not pleasurable at all, except for the geyser. Left to its own devices this is a mellow geyser, but drop some detergent into it, and it steadily increases its outward pressure until it reaches a considerable height and then steadily […]

Owharoa Falls, New Zealand

Owharoa Falls, Waikino

This is a hidden gem that’s easily missed and not visited by many compared to other waterfalls in New Zealand. The river turns 90 degrees here, and has a short run before it flows into the bigger Ohinemuri River running alongside Highway 2. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 38mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: […]

Whangarei Falls, New Zealand

Whangarei Falls, Northland

For a brief few seconds these two kids chose to stand in front of the waterfall, providing an excellent scale of this magnificent place. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 32mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/10 s