Gold on the Shotover, Queenstown

Although autumn colours are only just starting, I did find gold on the Shotover in some poplar trees by the Old Shotover Bridge. Gold against green actually, very pretty! These two photos are taken with The Remarkables in the background View immediately upstream of the Old Shotover Bridge. Following the path to the left would... Continue Reading →

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Shotover Showtime, Queenstown

The Old Shotover Bridge, Lower Shotover, Queenstown. With anticipation I climbed up to the level of the bridge deck. The scenery is lovely and autumn colours were already underway. I walked a short way along the bridge and took the first photo below, looking toward the Queenstown side. Later I took the second photo -... Continue Reading →

Shotover River Bridge(s), Queenstown

In my last post I looked at the modern Shotover Bridge that's used by traffic travelling between Central Otago and Queenstown, and has been since 1975. Then I walked upstream to find the old Shotover Bridge which has been restored and is now used by pedestrians and cyclists. I was looking forward to seeing it... Continue Reading →

Scenic Shotover River, Queenstown

Good Friday found us heading to Queenstown as Nigel in his work as Landscape Architect had an appointment there. I spent time wandering around re-acquainting myself with the Lower Shotover River area, famed for its scenic beauty especially in autumn. The colours are only just starting. I found myself under the modern Shotover River bridge,... Continue Reading →

Paradise Shelduck (2)

We saw a lovely family of Paradise Shelducks near a pond at Invermay Research Campus on Sunday, 26 November. As soon as we stopped the car, the parents must have told the ducklings to run for the water because they all instantly ran for the pond! Invermay is an agricultural research centre on the outskirts... Continue Reading →

Standing With Wild Dolphins

Ted and Ellen Jennings are photographers from Lowcountry, South Carolina and a number of times I've featured their images.  They've recently contributed a guest post in my Where and What is Beauty? series. I follow both of their blogs and can't recommend them highly enough. I've learned so much about the amazing landscapes and wildlife... Continue Reading →

Beauty – An Open Heart

Guest Post By Karen at Bottlebrush Red Photography (Fine Art Flower Photography). What is Beauty and Where can you find it? To see beauty, to feel it, to breathe it and portray it In your Photography, you must have an open heart. [Click photo to read on]

Out in the Country and by the Sea

Fortrose is on the shore of Toetoes estuary and close to the mouth of the Mataura River, a half hour drive from Invercargill (New Zealand). There's a lovely cafe there where you can have your meal while admiring the view of the estuary. Its a favourite stop for us if we're driving from Invercargill and... Continue Reading →

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