Friday, 3 March 2017

New Zealand Skies

Just to move away from India for a while - here is a series of skies from New Zealand.

I have to say that the light in NZ was often rather good.




The three pictures above were taken from the front drive of our accommodation in Taupo.


The shot above was taken by the shore of Lake Taupo itself.



The last two shots are of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe, which were both used as film sets for Mordor - or more specially Mount Doom - in the Lord of the Rings films.

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday.

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful scenes and lovely sky captures. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Beth said...

Beautiful. I enjoy the photos you share of your many travels.

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice views Stewart Similar one from me as well

Jim said...

Good shots

A Quiet Corner said...

These shots are AWESOME....beautiful scenery...just beautiful!!!...:)JP

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is no wonder they shot those magical films there!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful skies!! Funny how certain places seem to have great light. Photography has made me much more aware of the quality of light.

Missy George said...

Beautiful skies..The snowy mountain looks like an oil painting..Nice scenery Stewart..

Marcia said...

Such gorgeous light in all those photos. We have New Zealand on our list to visit one day.

Liz said...

Wow,Stewart! These images are brilliant, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful.

Felicia said...

beautiful landscapes. i love the big sweeping views in pic #3

Linda W. said...

Your first photo really captured a dramatic sky!

Lady Fi said...

Magnificent scenery and I love the drama in that first shot.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What beautiful sky photos. Wonderful atmosphere

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Cool shots.

For some reason, I have a hankerin' to saddle a horse.

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed these series of images. Excellent work! Have a great week-end.

Rhodesia said...

Great photos of a beautiful place that I never expect to see for myself. Cheers Diane

Brian King said...

Those are fantastic! Beautiful landscapes!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those are some truly beautiful skies...great job sir!

Lea said...

Beautiful!

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful photos of the great outdoors from New Zealand, Stewart.
Hope your trip to India was productive and fun!
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Pat Tillett said...

What an amazing place. I really need go there.
Fantastic photos!

Tabib said...

Good pictures of the mountains.
I was there last week, plan to do tramping of that Tongariro Alpine cross trail, but weather didn't allow us. For the whole week all access that that mountains was prohibited.