With a few days spare, and autumn highlights about to launch into a sea of punchy colour, I decided it was time to head off on a wee road trip. I often note places of interest, and location ideas, watching years sometime for the opportunity to revisit. Sometimes better lighting, better weather, more time, more colour, less colour, more mood, less mood…
So I took off south a series of locations that I wanted to visit, and raced around like a mad thing.
Quite a few of the shots here are from Nevis Valley, between Bannockburn and Garston. A harsh wonderful part of NZ, that is steeped in mining and rural history.
It’s quite rough going, and in fact it simply would not be possible during much of winter.
The allure of heartland NZ has always held a bit of a fascination. The old and historic, the quirky and the ironic. A bit like this shot below. Someone is living the suburban dream with their white picket fence, yet rit emains a somewhat weathered shipping container rather than the usual bright and fresh weatherboard house you’d expect to see!
Please enjoy. These are just a few shots taken, of many many more. Award and fine art prints to follow.