New Zealand – March 29th
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New Zealand – March 29th

Continued from March 28th. I did not photograph the sunrise or any morning light, a welcome change from getting up pre dawn for the past month. I drove northwest, stopping at the Gibbston valley cheesery (I do love cheese) and sampled some cheeses and local fruit juice. Delicious.  Then I proceeded to have one of…

New Zealand – March 28th
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New Zealand – March 28th

Continued from March 27th. Sunrise on Lake Te Anau from the campground where I stayed.  You can purchase prints of these images and more from the south island here! Low cloud covered the town of Te Anau, and I walked down to the marina and photographed the fog over the lake. A pretty little rowboat floated in…

New Zealand – March 27th
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New Zealand – March 27th

Continued from March 26th.  Got up before dawn yet again and photographed the stars over milford sound. Dawn was simple and blue, and the sun took forever to come over the high peaks.     You can purchase prints of these images and more from the south island here! My boat cruise in the sound was only…

New Zealand – March 26
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New Zealand – March 26

Continued from March 25th.  I woke up in freezing Glenorchy and shot a wonderful sunrise at the marina. The sun came up behind me and lit the tops of the mountains like candles. I was very surprised to be the only photographer out there, Glenorchy is a very well photographed place.. but then you factor…

New Zealand – March 24th
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New Zealand – March 24th

Continued from March 23rd. You can purchase prints of these images and more from the south island here! Sunrise was glorious, and even better was the fact that I didn’t have to walk far to get awesome views of the blue sky and pink cloud linings, right next to the giant mountain face overlooking the lake of…

New Zealand – March 23rd
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New Zealand – March 23rd

Continued from March 22nd.  You can purchase prints of these images and more from the south island here! I promised myself that no matter how grey and cloudy it was, I would hike to Lake Matheson for the shred of hope that I could have a worthwhile sunrise experience. This was one of my earliest mornings…

New Zealand – March 22
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New Zealand – March 22

Continued from March 21st. Saturday, March 22 Got up a little too late for sunrise at pancake rocks in Punakaiki, but the early light was lovely anyway, and it was nice to have peacefulness at the site where before had been swarms of jabbering tourists. You can purchase prints of these images here! Below left you can…

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….

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…