NZ Partial Panos (Part 3: Queenstown & The Matakauri Lodge)

We so enjoyed Queenstown and staying at the Matakauri Lodge from our first visit to New Zealand, we scheduled an extended return at the end of our vacation. We highly recommend the Matakauri Lodge. Their service is impeccable, and the views from the room are magnificent. The lodge sits on Lake Wakatipu, which is unusually long, deep (averages 900 feet… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 2: Abel Tasman National Park & The Waters)

About halfway through the trip we took the ferry from Wellington (the North Island) down to Picton (the South Island) and drove from there to our hotel, The Waters, in Tasman. The Waters served as home base for our explorations of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Kiwi fellow seated in this photo (below) taking in the tranquil vista joking… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 1: Waiheke Island)

The Project Goal It’s been over a month since our last trip to New Zealand, and I’ve been working feverishly on the 2,500 photos and videos I shot during the trip. My goal is to post my travel journal for each day, which I wrote during the trip, along with the now-completed photos. I also want to create a video… Continue reading

Mount Cook and a Panorama of Tasman Valley

When we were staying at the Heritage, the weather was cloudy and drizzling. During the middle of the night, the clouds blew away, and Mount Cook made an appearance. I shot this photo of Mount Cook around 2am. The next morning, I caught this sunrise shot. Once the sun was up, I took this morning shot. And then, as we… Continue reading

French Bay, New Zealand, Panorama

s you can easily see from the Google Map, the French Bay, New Zealand, (in Akaroa) was once a volcano. The south side collapsed, letting in the South Pacific Ocean which formed the French Bay. The area has little development and is beautiful. Our lodge in this tiny community was an historic building that sat very close to the bay… Continue reading