New Zealand – March 21
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New Zealand – March 21

Continued from March 20th.  Another very early pre-dawn walk to Wharariki beach for sunrise and fresh light over the ocean, and for once I didn’t get soaked by waves.    You can purchase prints of these images here! That morning, I found very strange tracks in the sand where there hadn’t been tracks the previous night at sunset….

Lindsay & Linus’s Wedding – Manchester, NH Wedding Photographer
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Lindsay & Linus’s Wedding – Manchester, NH Wedding Photographer

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Schultz!  I’m SO happy for my brother Linus and my new sister-in-law, Lindsay! After getting engaged earlier this year, they said their vows in front of close family and friends last friday in a beautiful shady spot at the town hall. Linus looked sharp and was beaming all day, and Lindsay is so gorgeous…

New Zealand – March 20th
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New Zealand – March 20th

Continued from March 19th.  Sunrise on lake Rotoiti was gorgeous. To get the foreground I wanted, I waded in the freezing cold creek and my exposures were so long that it felt like my feet were becoming glacial rock. Shortly after sunrise, my camera reported that there had been an SD card error- I still have…

New Zealand – March 19th
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New Zealand – March 19th

Continued from March 18th.  My flight to the south island was completely uneventful and pleasant.  Once in Christchurch, I picked up my next rental van, groceries and gas and started my counter-clockwise tour of the south island. The countryside was nice, but the light was bleh and there weren’t many places to pull over, so for…

New Zealand – March 18th
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New Zealand – March 18th

Continued from March 17th.  My last day on the north island dawned with a good smothering of fog. I love fog, so I stopped many times on my drive north to photograph the beautiful grasslands and farms blanketed in it.   You can purchase prints of these images (and more) here! I got to Bridal veil falls before…

New Zealand – March 17th
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New Zealand – March 17th

Continued from March 15th. (Nothing interesting happened on March 16th.) One of the best days of my life started at the Otorohanga Kiwi House, a bird sanctuary.  The kiwis are housed in a nocturnal exhibit, and no photography is allowed.. but there *may* have been a time when I was the only one in there,…

New Zealand- March 15th
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New Zealand- March 15th

Continued from March 14th. I slept in because Tropical Storm Luci came into New Zealand this day and the next.  The winds started gusting quite strongly, disrupting the black swans on Lake Taupo. You can purchase prints of these images (and more) here!  Driving southwest towards Tongariro National Park, I stopped a few times for pockets of sunlight as it started…

New Zealand – March 14, 2014
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New Zealand – March 14, 2014

Continued from March 13th.  I woke up in the coastal town of Matata, and got to photograph the beautiful sunrise that was not predominantly cloudy!  You can purchase prints of these images (and more) here! I drove south, through misty valleys and cow-filled pastures past Mt. Tarawera to get to my first stop, the redwood forest in…

New Zealand – March 13th
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New Zealand – March 13th

Continued from March 12th.  I got up at 5:30am for the short drive to cathedral cove carpark, for yet another cloudy sunrise. I was disappointed. However, as the sun got higher, the clouds burned off and beautiful fresh morning light hit the archway.  I got hit by another wave, which got the entire backside of my pants wet so it…

New Zealand – March 12, 2014
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New Zealand – March 12, 2014

Continued from March 11th. Another early morning hike back to New Chums beach. Sunrise was cloudy and a little disappointing again, but I was the only one there in paradise, and eventually the sun broke through the clouds and the morning light was great. I keep pushing my luck with waves in the foregrounds of my photos,…