The Wanaka tree!
A Quotation from: www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news... : "The tree started life as a fence post at least 77 years ago.
Wanaka artist and writer Gwenda Rowlands, 85, is a keeper of local history and remembers the fence line from 1939, when she first visited it in a little dinghy her father built for her and her older brother.
She has watched it evolve from a "hacked off branch from nearby willows" to a symbol of determination.
"It was 1939 I remember it growing there and that is not yesterday."
At 1/500, the flowing waterfall was stopped and transformed into a gossamer sculpture. Photography again permitted us to view at leisure what we could not really capture with "live" viewing!
You're in another world. This shows that the photographer, in the end, captures light. [And, that light is constantly changing
Nature gave us little spotlights, which highlighted different features every few minutes. Nice of her... IF we notice!
Michael Melford, famed National Geographic photographer, was the lead photographer in our group. He advised me on camera settings for the helicopter shots (and we were not allowed to change lenses as it was "no doors" seating! the entire side wa missing!) Every one of my glacier and mountain shots was exposed perfectly and was sharp!
Can you see the sign? For Sale. Small yard, but has deck with view. [Only kidding]
Same photo as the 'long shot' but cropped to about 1/9 the area and enlarged.
Same photo as the 'long shot' but cropped and enlarged.
Same photo as the 'long shot' but cropped to 1/4 of 1% of the area (!) and enlarged; 1/3200 sec shutter speed. Nikon D750 with Nikon 20-300 lens at 56mm.
An open-door, 4 person helicopter, over Fox Glacier; temperature a balmy 0 C
All New Zealand photos on this website were taken on South Island in October of 2017.
Hard to find a more beautiful place than New Zealand... and it never stops!
Endangered difficult to find. Photographed from a boat using medium telephoto
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A hike to get there...for these old legs