New Zealand:

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 […]

Waiau Falls – New Zealand.

After Karekare, Anna and I took some time to explore and sight-see around Auckland, enjoying the New Years fireworks among other things before heading off to our next destination, Rotorua. The morning started out quite overcast so instead of the “routine” morning photo shoot, we opted to start our drive earlier than usual. After many […]

Contest Winner Announcement!

Sorry for the delay folks, my computer crashed a few days ago, and I just spent 4 days on a quick trip to the mountains. But without further delay I am pleased to announce that we have selected the name “Two Wanderers” from the submissions recieved. A big congratulations goes out to Alexander Otto from deviantArt […]

Karekare Beach – Name This Photo Contest.

Here’s another photo from our time spent at Karekare Beach. Be sure to read the contest details at the bottom of this post! Buy the print here. This photo was taken after all the color had disappeared from the sky. I found these two shells that had washed up on the beach, just waiting for […]

Karekare Beach – Panatahi Island Sunstar.

This was taken a few minutes after Panatahi Island Sunset. This was the kind of sun-star I was hoping for in the last shot, but it was not meant to be. The clouds had already lost most of their color and so I chose to frame a simpler composition, focusing more on the “island” and the […]

Karekare Beach – Panatahi Island Sunset.

After capturing Golden Light, and with the sun nearly setting, I turned my attention back to the composition I had selected earlier. This is the rock formation I had mentioned in the previous blog post, and I actually found out through Google maps, that it’s called Panatahi Island. I waited for the sun to break […]

Karekare Beach – Golden Light.

Continuing  from  Piha Beach, we headed south to Karekare.  Arriving here well before sunset, it gave us plenty of time to look for compositions. My main goal here was to take a shot of the rock formation that juts out of the ocean just off the coast. I brought along an iPhone with The Photographer’s […]

Piha Beach – New Zealand.

This was the next area we visited after shooting Rangitoto Volcano. It was a small stop on our way to Karekare, and it was here we saw our first New Zealand beach. The sand was blazing hot beneath our feet, and this spot where the water sometimes came up to was perfect for taking off […]

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