Walking in the Woods
My last trip in New Zealand was amazing, maybe better than I expected. I found a land that offers amazing landscapes and it’s very easy to visit, especially if renting a camper van. Someone told me that New Zealand is the trip of your life. It’s very far down in the Southern hemisphere and for many people it may result quite difficult to reach.
Luckily, I moved to Australia five years ago and reaching the beautiful New Zealand is not that difficult now. To me it was one of the most affordable trip I had so far. I assure you that if you plan it really well and in advance, you can save a lot of money.
I planned my tour by choosing the locations I wanted to photograph and tried to optimise the itinerary as much as I could to not repeat going through the same road more than twice (return).
These are the places I visited:
Before you continue reading, I’m not going to do a write up of the entire trip here, I’ll post other articles of other beautiful locations. Actually if you want you can read this post of when I was in Lake Tekapo. Please feel free to let me know in the comments below if you would like to know more about my trip in New Zealand or if you want some info in general about this beautiful Country. Bear in mind though that I only visited the South Island for now.
In this post I just wanted to share some images that I feel are a bit different from my usual style. For the entire two weeks we were there, we had a perfect weather. Except for one or two days when, going towards the blue pools (after lake Wanaka before reaching point I on the map above) it started raining and well, there really wasn’t a lot of hope that I’d even see the sun. In fact I didn’t manage to capture a photo of the pools as I wanted.
Nonetheless, on the way to the pools, I enjoyed taking photos in the woodlands. A dramatic vibe created by the wet trees and the mist that closed on everything around, offered me a way to play with different compositions. This is probably my favourite.
Shot with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Camera settings
F Number: 16
Focal Length: 12mm (in 35mm: 24mm)
Exposure Time: 0.8s
I hope you like it.
Apart from being devoured by mosquitoes and despite the terrible weather, I loved this place and I would be really amazed to know if you ever been to New Zealand, what was your experience, did you enjoy it?