Archway Islands Sunset – Wharariki Beach, New Zealand.

Jumping back to the sunset before “Wharariki Holiday Park Star Trails”, I snapped these photos at Wharariki Beach of the Archway Islands and the surrounding area. While taking in the evening light the tide was going out and I kept having to adjust my composition every few minutes. I was really hoping for some spectacular light […]

Star Trails – Wharariki Beach, New Zealand.

This star trail photo was taken after our holiday week in Nelson was over, as we continued our exploration of the South Island. We had explored Wharariki Beach all day and I spent some time there capturing sunset. On our way back to the Holiday Park, I noticed this tree that was well lit by […]

Waterfall – Catherine Cove, New Zealand.

These two photos were taken on D’Urville Island, an island separated from the mainland by the French Pass. Apparently there are glow worms here, and if you visit at night you can see them hanging off the rock wall glowing like tiny lanterns. I was here shortly after sunrise and there was a nice soft […]

Fifeshire Rock Panorama – Tasman Bay, New Zealand.

We made our way over to the South Island of New Zealand by ferry through the Cook Strait. After unloading the camper van from the ferry, we started a really long and windy drive toward Nelson. Anna decided we wouldn’t take the longer (recommended) way, and instead take the route that looked shorter on the […]

Moss – Wellington Coast, New Zealand.

Since you all have the story behind these images, I will leave out the “behind the scenes” info. If you want to have a quick read and see the previous shot, head over to the “Band of Fire” blog post. The photo below was taken a few minutes after “Band of Fire” and shows how […]

Band of Fire – Wellington Coast, New Zealand.

This image was taken during sunrise, the morning after “Wellington at Dusk”. I had woken up a little late and could see the sky already lighting up. Once again, I had to hastily grab all my gear and run across a bunch of rocks to get to this spot. By this time, around the middle […]

Stormy Shoreline – New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Waking up the next morning, I decided to shoot the coast of New Plymouth. I saw a few sea stacks while driving along the highway the day before, and already knew where I was going to be for the morning. When I got down to the beach, most of these rocks were uncovered as the […]

Mt. Taranaki – Taranaki Region, New Zealand.

I can’t remember how long of a drive it was to Egmont National Park, but we got to the visitor center well after dark. The 2518-metre-high mountain Mt. Taranaki, also known as Mt. Egmont, is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. It is also the main reason people come to this […]

Lake Taupo – Waikato Region, New Zealand.

After exploring Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, we headed to Lake Taupo to shoot it at sunset. “With a surface area of 616 square kilometers (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea). The lake […]

Champagne Pool – Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, New Zealand.

On our drive to Rotorua, we had to stop to sleep for the night. Since the country is fairly strict on where you can camp, I drove around for a while trying to find a spot to park and eventually found a field with trees all around and a little driveway. Fairly secluded from the […]

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