Our sky is always changing and it is never the same. This was evident as I watched a storm front move in over the Canterbury Plains from the southwest and clashed with the northwest arch clouds. It looked as if an alien spaceship was entering the atmosphere and burning up as the sunset cast a gorgeous hue on the clouds.
At the end of a long day of hiking and photography the evening sun set casting a glow on Rabbit Hill. I had though my day was over as I was just about back to my car when the sun gave one last burst of light through the valley to produce this gorgeous scene.
Just a short walk along the Lake Daniells walking track, the Maruia River flows through a gorge known as the Sluice Box. Standing bare-foot in the freezing water paid off with this composition that I’m really happy with.
Mount Cook New Zealand’s tallest mountain towering high over Lake Pukaki. The alpine lakes of The South Island are coloured by fine silt particles from the glacial melt giving them their bright turquoise colour that really jumps out at you first time you see it.
While out hiking through Lees Valley in Canterbury with the goal of capturing a panorama from the summit, the clouds rolled in and viability dropped off. It may not have been the shot I was after, but I'm really happy with this opportunist shot that I took so I wasn't going home empty handed.
This is one of my first and still one of my favourite black and white captures and it acted as a turning point where I could add black and white pictures to my portfolio.