One of the best things about belonging to the Dunedin Photographic Society is going out with others on photo walks and field trips. On Sunday a group of us met up at the shark bell down at St Clair beach to watch the sunrise. From my place it looked like it was going to be quite foggy, but that seemed to roll out to sea quickly and we were treated with some beautiful colours in the sky. Well worth getting up for, and made all the better by a hot chocolate at the Esplanade to finish the morning 😉
I went for a short drive as the sun was going down tonight and spotted the wonderful light on this tree on the side of the road. The road doesn’t have too many spots to stop, and the vistas from those spots are very well photographed; this cabbage tree in particular has featured in many photos I’m sure. Anyway, now I have a photo of it in my collection too.
This last weekend we spent a lovely weekend in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. I was lucky enough to win a voucher for a nights accommodation at Glentanner Park last year with this photo of an iceberg in the Tasman Glacier lake. Glentanner is a great place to stay – a handy short drive to Mount Cook National Park.
The weather was spectacular, although the top of Aoraki was cloaked in cloud for most of our stay. We made the most of the great weather and went on a couple of walks and for a trip with Tasman Glacier Tours. This was heaps of fun, although I was disappointed not to see a large iceberg up close like the one I’d taken a photo of last time (with a long lens standing on the side of the lake).
Of course, no trip to that part of the country is complete in my books without a stop in Tekapo. It’s such a lovely restful place to stay, and a great place to practice your night photography (Tekapo is an international dark sky reserve).
All in all, a fantastic weekend away 🙂