Landscape photography, on the other hand, pretty much requires getting out and going to the places you'd like to capture. If you can combine a love of landscape shooting with some wanderlust, you're a lucky shutterbug. I felt lucky indeed to spend time on New Zealand's South Island, more than 9,000 miles from home and surrounded by scenic riches.
South Island's western coast is marked by steep green hillsides and rocky outcrops. At Punakaiki are the Pancake Rocks, formed by the differential weathering and erosion of thinly layered limestone into stacks, blow holes and surge pools.
|West Coast of South Island|
|Towers at Pancake Rocks|
|Franz Josef Glacier|
|Franz Josef Glacier terminus|
|Waiho River below glacier|
|Waimakariri (?) River, a braided channel|
Further inland is Queenstown on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, a big beautiful lake surrounded by striking mountains.
|Lake Wakatipu and Walter Peak, from Bob's Peak|
|Cecil Peak and Lake Wakatipu|