The sheer beauty of New Zealand is staggering. This New Zealand Video Short project presents two areas of that country: the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on the North Island, and Milford Sound, from Glenorchy to the Tasman Sea, on the South Island.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
On July 2, 2017, we hiked down the Volcanic Valley shooting photos and video with our… Continue reading
I’m going through the 3,500 photos I shot in New Zealand, and this is one of my favorites so far. It’s actually 2 photos stitched together. The views were astoundingly expansive. One photo would never capture what nature presented for wonder. And, as beautiful as the photo is, if I say so myself, it doesn’t begin to capture the scene!… Continue reading
On day 13 of our New Zealand explorations, we took a 40 minute helicopter tour from the tiny town of Franz Josef Glacier, population 100 (out of season residents) – 300 (tourist season residents). We were in town during their off season—lots of locals who all knew each other, and a handful of young tourists, then: us. The little town… Continue reading
Among the things that are very popular here in New Zealand that I truly love:
Heated floors. The tiled floors in every bathroom have been heated. Oooooh! This is so nice! In Akaroa, even the carpeted floors were heated. I had never encountered that before!
The shower heads in the bathrooms produce a generous amount of water, evenly spread out.… Continue reading
Preparing for the Journey
We got up really early (4:45am) to pack and then had an early breakfast in the cold restaurant at Hotel Blue. Next, we took a taxi to the airport. I’m not sure what the issue was, but something was odd about our tickets to New Zealand. It took some time, but the agents fixed whatever the… Continue reading