https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-qcVBdtj/A Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua, New Zealand has some huge redwood trees. The way the light caught the tops of the branches is wonderful, leaving the forest floor quite dark. As I looked up it made it look as thought the light was glowing through the spires of redwoods.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-WjpzTQJ/A Mt Cook national Park in New Zealand has some spectacular views of the giant peaks that surround the area, the sun was catching the tops of the peaks one winter evening and lighting up the snow a beautiful color.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-FgR2Pqd/A There was a lovely sunset over the forests of the Catlins, New Zealand. The water was nice and still which created some wonderful reflections of the orange colors and clouds as the light shone through the vegetation.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-XdgJJbB/A This is the terminal lake of Tasman Glacier, which is New Zealand's longest at 27 km (17 miles) long. There are these huge chunks of ice that have broken off, which lie among the huge mountains of mt cook national park. To give you an idea of the sheer scale of it all, if [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-nhcL5k3/A Wanaka is one of my favourite places in New Zealand and for reasons like this, there was a beautiful sunset over the lake with some heavy clouds looming over. The light was just shining on the snowy mountains in the distance and created a silhouette of the hills and some lovely reflections on the [...]
http://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-xHNSh3J/A The forest was quite shaded under the trees but the sun was just poking through at the top of the waterfall and lit up the leaves florescent green and orange. The light caught the top of Matai falls as the water fell, the sound of the splashes dominated the forest
http://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-L7RRNjp/A This Lake Alexandrina in New Zealand. The shot was taken in late afternoon, it was so peaceful and quite on the lake. You could hear every little movement of water the ducks made across the still water. The reflections of the snowy mountains in the distance added to the calm feeling of the place.
http://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-CXGwn8h/A There was a wonderful colourful yellow light as the sun was setting over the farm lands of Kaikoura. The mountains in the distance were a great backdrop as the light faded for the day.
http://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-XXDQDWC/A The lone tree sits on lake Wanaka at the base of the southern alps, NZ. I love the reflections on the lake when the water is still across this peaceful lake.
http://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-jwp4HRT/A This is the entrance to the Green Dragon pub in Hobbiton, its easy to imagine some drunken hobbits staggering out after a night of drinking.