After many failed attempts of capturing this image of Mt Taranaki, we eventually got the perfect conditions… A cold crisp sunrise without a cloud in the sky after the days and days beforehand, where the entire mountain was hidden behind thick cloud and fog. Beyond that, the timing was perfect as an airplane whispered past.
The Light of Castlepoint
From one of our favourite spots in the North Island of New Zealand, Castlepoint. Spending a full two days exploring this beautiful coastal village and hiking the outstanding cliffs (as featured) this place will forever hold a place in our hearts.
Sometimes we put barriers in our lives, preventing us from reaching our full potential or getting what we really want. Most of the time they are merely illusions created by fear or doubt. The perfect shot to me was on the other side of that line of water in the sand and all I had to do was get my feet wet.
The Golden Hills of Te Mata
The rolling hills really stretch as far as the eye can see here at Te Mata and I was fascinated with the golden coloured grass, shimmering in the breeze. As we hiked to the ANZAC tree (featured) I will never forget how ‘at ease’ I felt whilst visiting this tree and the beautiful landscape it belongs to.
The Lost One
Sometimes we can seem lost, stuck between heaven and hell with no real direction in life. I believe that if you keep your head down; work hard and weather the storms, you will find your way.
One of the best hikes of my life here at Tongariro Nation park, best known for being a filming location for Lord of the Rings. It was extremely cold and the landscape was harsh but stunning none the less.
The Way Home
Finding your way in life is a never ending journey. For me, it’s about enlightenment and being grateful for having the sun shine down on you.
The Moeraki Boulders are fascinating. According to Maori legend, these boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great canoe – Araiteuru when it was wrecked upon the shore in New Zealand many years ago.
This image sums up the Australian Outback perfectly to me. The black and white hard truth is, this place ain’t no joke! this abandoned vehicle from a time long ago really shows how remote and harsh the landscape is.
The Lake Escape
As light spills into the water, Tama Lake escapes from the valley at one of the highest points in Tongariro National Park
Deliverance Bay provides a challenging hike; the edge of this fin-like rock made for some incredible views. We were constantly reminded of how the ocean has shaped this area over time as the waves boomed against the cliff face
Tearing the Sky
The Maori name for Mount Cook is Aorangi or Aoraki, meaning cloud piercer. It certainly tore open the sky that day!
Time to Reflect
Whilst trying for a unique composition in such an amazing location I couldn’t stop thinking… There was just something about this cliff.
The Photographer’s Haunt
That Wanaka Tree. One of the most photographed trees in the world lives here at Lake Wanaka NZ. Often shot whilst the lake’s water levels are high, giving the illusion that it grows straight from the water.
The sunshine cuts through the heavy humidity of air, causing a curtain of light across the mountains of Far-North Queensland, Australia.