- Nature in Watercolor -

 
Nature has been mastering itself for some time now, and it is an honor to be able to capture its beauty. J.B.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  Twizel - Canterbury
                         New Zealand

                         August   2014

- Wharariki Beach -

 
Situated just west of Cape Farewell. Cape Farewell is the northernmost extremity of the South Island. 
This is the most spectacular coast in the region. From the end of Wharariki Road, walk over farmland along a well marked ( poled ) track and through a section of coastal forest to the beach.
 
 
 
        Wharariki Beach - Farewell Spit
                  Tasman - New Zealand

                       December   2011

- A Winter Day at the Beach -

 
A sunny day, temperatures almost make us forget the harsh winter that characterizes the South Island of New Zealand. Along the beach that stretches from New Brighton to the north is full of people have decided to enjoy the last hours of the day on the sand.
 
 
 
               New Brighton - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                             July   2013

- Botanical Garden -

 
In the Botanical Garden of the city of Christchurch there is a small lake, which at certain times of the day explodes with color.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Christchurch - Canterbury
                    New Zealand

                      April   2014

- Mount Cook -
 

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand not too far from the town of Twizel. Mount Cook (Maori name Aoraki) New Zealand's highest mountain. The area was gazetted as a national park in October 1953.

 

 

 

 

   Aoraki/Mount Cook - Canterbury - New Zealand    

 September  2012

- The Alternative Point of View -
 

Sometimes the ordinary, as wonderful as it may be, may go unnoticed or even be trivial. On the other hand the bad or the ugly could be mistaken for terrifying. The alternative point of view is often the key to solving the problems that life presents us. A tool that could be very useful during the long journey called Life.

 

 

 

   Glenorchy - Otago - New Zealand    

    June  2014

- Fiordland -

 
“Fiordland, a vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island, New Zealand, is one of the most astounding pieces of land anywhere on God's earth, and one's first impulse, standing on a cliff top surveying it all, is simply to burst into spontaneous applause.” D.A.
 
 
 
            Te Anau - Southland
                      New Zealand

                   December   2013

- The Rock and the Sea -

 
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came… J.F.K.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
            Pahautane - West Coast
                      New Zealand

                   December   2012

- Flying Kea -

 
In the valleys between the wild New Zealand Alps winters are long and cold. Icy winds lash unspoilt few animals are able to adapt to these remote areas of the South Island. A parrot seems to have done, the Kea.
 
 
 
 
 
        Arthur's Pass - Canterbury
                        New Zealand

                        August   2013

- Mt John Observatory -

 
Mount John University Observatory (MJUO), is New Zealand's premier astronomical research observatory. It is situated at 1,029 metres (3,376 ft) ASL atop Mount John at the northern end of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island, and was established in 1965. 
 
 
 
                 Mt John - Cabterbury
                          New Zealand

                         August   2014

- The Calm before the Storm -
 

The sky was gray and heavy that afternoon.

The low clouds seemed to promise rain. The total absence of wind made the surface of Lake Pukaki a giant mirror, not the slightest ripple.

 

 

 

 

 

   Lake Pukaki - Canterbury - New Zealand    

    December  2013

- Mitre Peak -
 
Is a prominent peak on the south shore of Milford Sound, named because of its resemblance to the shape of the bishop's mitre or head-dress, when viewed from the south. The name was probably given by the survey ship HMS Acheron in 1851. The peak rises almost sheer above the Sound to a height of 5,560 ft and the summit actually consists of five closely grouped individual peaks.

 

 

   Milford Sound - Southland - New Zealand    

    December  2013

- Pukaki's Postcard -

 
Going to Mt Cook must drive along the west side of Lake Pukaki, very beautiful landscape, but during the last hours of the day become incredible, warm colors of autumn, the calm waters of the lake, the snow-capped mountains and glaciers on the horizon, impossible not to stop the car and takes the camera.
 
                                            Lake Pukaki - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                                     May   2014

- The Sleepy Kea -

 
After a hard week of work, on Saturday morning, it takes time to be active ..... whoever you are.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
               Arthur's Pass - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                       September   2012

 

- A World of Masks -

 
In a World where everyone tends to wear a mask, it is increasingly difficult to define us humans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                         Oamaru - Otago
                           New Zealand

                         January   2013

 

- The Haze of Sunset -

 
A fantastic view of Christchurch, New Brighton to be precise, the mist created by the waves saturates the air, and it seems like infiltrate in the city, even though my position it's higher than the surface of the sea I feel the smell of salt air, the last daylight creates great contrasts, the sea looks like a huge carpet rippled only at the edges, sometimes, when the world of men meets pure nature, like that of the ocean, they create magical situations that too often we lose.
 
                    Christchurch - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                                                                  July 2013

- Orange Mist -

 
The sun is very near the horizon, the water spray from the big waves of the ocean rises up into the air and is colored by the rays of the sun, everything is immersed in a mystical fog colour orange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  Gisborne - New Zealand

                        November   2011

 

- The Legend of Milford -

 
The Maori name for Milford Sound, Piopiotahi, means "a single piopio", harking back to the legend of Maui trying to win immortality for mankind - when Maui died in the attempt, a piopio was said to have flown here in mourning. According to Maori Legend, Piopiotahi was carved out by Tu-te-raki-whanoa, an atua (godly figure) who was given the task of shaping the Fiordland coast. Chanting a powerful karakia (prayer), he hacked at the towering rock walls with his toki (adze) called Te Hamo.
 
                                                               Milford Sound - Southland - New Zealand                              December   2013

- The Sleeping Beauty -

 
Once upon a time... in a colony of sea lions near Farewell Spit in the north-western tip of the island south of New Zealand....a beauty was sleeping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  Farewell Spit - Tasman
                           New Zealand

                         December   2011

 

- Summer in Wakatipu -

 
With a length of 80 kilometres (50 mi), it is New Zealand's longest lake, and, at 291 km2 (112 sq mi), its third largest. The lake is also very deep, its floor being below sea level, with a maximum depth of 380 metres (1,250 ft).
 
 
 
 
 
                  Lake Wakatipu - Otago
                          New Zealand

                        December  2013

- The Sky Gem -

 
Exactly the point, where the snowy peaks of the deep south of Fiordland, give way to New Zealand Alps than as a huge spine bisect the South Island, there is a lake .. a magic lake. With its 80 km long, is the longest in New Zealand, its characteristic S-shape makes it distinctly visible even from space. Its crystal clear water coming directly from the millenary glaciers, and on sunny days these waters are deep blue, sky-colored gem nestled between rock and ice.
 
                                            Lake Wakatipu - Otago - New Zealand                                                                         December  2013

- Glenorchy -

 
Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago, New Zealand.The local scenery was used as one of the settings in the first of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.
 
 
 
 
 
                      Glenorchy - Otago
                           New Zealand

                             June   2014

- The Southern Alps -

 
Beautiful winter day in the region of Canterbury, after 2 hours of walking
I reached the top of Mount Trig
.... great view.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
               Canterbury - New Zealand

                           July   2012

- Dreaming Gothic -

 
That night was pitch black, no clouds, no moon, no wind .... the atmosphere was unreal, over my head, the Milky Way ripping through the sky. The water of the lake Tekapo was like oil, no noise, a perfect night for vampires and werewolves.
 
 
 
 
                   Lake Tekapo Village
           Canterbury - New Zealand

                        October   2013

 

- Natural Love -

 
I waited over an hour to get the shot I had in my mind. It was a windy day in the sea lion colony close to the town of Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island. The play of this unusual couple immediately struck my attention. The young seagull was flying around the sea lion as if to say "let's go!!"
 
 
 
 
  Kaikoura - Canterbury - New Zealand

                        June   2012

 

- Just Before Sunset -

 
The last rays of sunlight filtering through the branches of the trees surrounding the small lake, the water is flat, smooth, rippled only by the falling of the leaves and a few gusts of wind. The colors that are created on the surface are like a painting, the shadow areas are divided by intense golden stripes that create wonderful play of light and shadows.
 
 
 
  Christchurch - Canterbury- New Zealand

                           April   2014

 

- Mackenzie Country -

 
The Mackenzie Basin is an elliptical intermontane basin located in the Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts, near the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest such basin in New Zealand and every season offers spectacular views.
 
 
 
 
      Twizel - Canterbury - New Zealand

                       August   2014

 

- The Stone and The Lake -
 

Ingredients: a lake, a sunset, a flat stone, a quick camera and a really good and patient friend. Recipe: Wait until the sun is quite low enough, so that you have an intense golden reflection on the water surface. Collect a sufficient number of flat rounded stones, (the number of stones are directly correlate to the skill of your friend) Try to anticipate where the stone will skim the water, (it may be useful to promise your friend a reward for every good shot, usually beer works fine.)

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” K.L.

 

 

   Lake Wakatipu - Otago - New Zealand    

    December  2013

- Above Lake Wakatipu -
 

On a cold winter night following the road that leads to the small town of Glenorchy along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, I found the perfect conditions to do some long exposure of the Milky Way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Wakatipu - Otago         June   2014

- Meet the Kea -

 
In the windy valleys of Arthur's Pass, lives a rare parrot, the Kea, an extraordinary bird, which has won the most remote areas of
the New Zealand Alps.
 
                                       Arthur's Pass - Canterbury  - New Zealand                                                                  October  2013

- The Silent Landscape -

 
I found myself sitting on the shores of Lake Pukaki, it was late afternoon, the sky gray, low clouds and the absolute lack of wind made the unreal landscape, an almost absolute silence reigned, and all was still, seemed to look at a giant photograph.
 
 
                Lake Pukaki - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                       September   2012

 

- Crossing Ways -

 
2:30 am. Middle of nowhere, pitch dark, no noise, no wind. Stars and trucks keep following their ways. A creative night, lost in the countryside of New Zealand.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                Greendale - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                      September   2013

 

- Pancake Rocks -

 
A very popular tourist goal at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. 
 
 
 
 
 
              Punakaiki - West Coast
                        New Zealand

                     December   2012

 

- Lost in the Wild -

 
Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. So now, after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution. No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild. Alexander Supertramp. May 1992.
 
                            Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                      October  2013

- Lake Pukaki -

 
In the South Island winter can be very hard, especially in the areas surrounding Mount Cook and the area of the glaciers. But on sunny days the landscape reveals its true beauty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
               Lake Pukaki - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                       September   2012

 

- The MilkyWay -

 
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   Darfield - Canterbury
                           New Zealand

                            July   2013

 

New Zealand

Two of the largest islands in the Pacific where lives a greater diversity of unique island creatures than almost anywhere else in the South Pacific, forested valley, turbulente rivers and glacier-topped peaks. A thousand miles long and with a mountainous spine that rising one and a half mile above the ocean...

The Maori people call it Aotearoa, "The Island of the long white cloud"

 

The Legend of Mount Cook -
 

According to the Maori legend, Aoraki and his three brothers were on a voyage around Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, when their canoe was stranded. They decide to climb on the top side of their canoe. The cold south wind hit them, froze them, and turned them into stone. According to the legend their canoe became New Zealand's South Island, Aoraki, the tallest of the brothers, gave his name to the highest peak, his brothers and members of his crew became the mountains of the Southern Alps.

 

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                                        June  2014

A wooden path to the Wild -
 

Just outside the small town of Glenorchy begins a world once dominated by huge glaciers that have left their mark, indelible scars on the face of the Earth. Nature seems not even belong in this time, so it is perfect, pure, ancient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otago - New Zealand 

                         June  2014

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- Cosmic Smoke from a Chimney -
 

 This is a lost island, Imagine dreaming, dreaming of a world of fantasy and surrealism, where strange things happen, extraordinary things. Put the case you run into an old stone house, and that from the chimney on the roof its coming out a strange smoke .... a smoke made ​​up of millions, billions of stars .... my question is: in your opinion, what the hell they are burning in that fireplace? But in the normal world, it might be only the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Takapo in a winter night.

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Takapo - Canterbury -  New Zealand 

                                          May  2014

 

 

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The Heart of the  Peninsula -
 
It was February 17, 1770 when Captain Cook saw it for the first time the Banks Peninsula, the ancient majestic volcano was completely covered by a native forest ... today only 2% of that fantasy world remained intact, of course nothing comparable in what was supposed to be more than 250 years ago, but even today still has some of that charm and it still able to amaze travelers passing throug.
 

Banks Peninsula - Canterbury - NZ 

                      December 2013

 

    - The Lonely Sunset -
 
You know, it's brilliant, this thing that the days end. It's a great system. The days and nights later. And again the days. It seems obvious, but there is genius. And where nature decides to place their own limits, it explodes the show. The sunsets.
 
 
 
 
        Haast - Westland - New Zealand 

                       December  2013

 

- The Long Sunset -

 
"This is another comforting aspect of nature: its immense beauty is there for all. No one can think of taking home a sunrise or sunset."    (Tiziano Terzani)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          Otago Peninsula - New Zealand 

                       November 2013

 

         - The Deep Roar              of the Ocean -

 
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
 
 
 
 
          Puhautane - West Coast - NZ 

                       October 2013

 

- The Bow of the Ship -

 

Usually when you think of the bow of a ship, the first thing that comes to mind is the ocean, the waves, the white foam and splashes of water, the salt air, the flight of a seagull .... but with a bit of imagination this is not always the case.

 

 
                                  Castle Hill - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                                                      October   2013

- Winter Moonrise -

 
I was with some friends on the banks of Lake Tekapo, trying to photograph the stars, but without success because of the clouds, I had almost given up when suddenly the light began to change .... from behind the mountains was rising the moon, the first dark clouds in the sky began to reflect the new light source that had just entered the game. Result magnificent and unexpected
 
 
             Lake Tekapo - Canterbury - NZ 

                         August  2014

 

- Sunset inside a Volcano -

 
It is useless for mankind to conquer the Moon, if he risks losing the Earth. No matter how wonderful the universe could be, will be very difficult for us to find a beautiful gem like Earth.
 
 
 
 
     Banks Peninsula - Canterbury - NZ 

                   December  2013

 

- The Ocean of Memories -

 
Thoughts are spirits in motion as the waves of the ocean that make their voices heard crashing on the shore. Sometimes they are large and heavy, others are just ripples on the surface of the water.
 
 
 
 
         Otago Peninsula - New Zealand 

                      January  2014

 

- Sunset in Gisborne -

 
This prominence was the first part of New Zealand sighted by the crew of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour, and was named for the crew member who first saw it. A memorial to Cook stands on the foreshore, marking the point where he first stepped ashore in New Zealand on 8 October 1769.
 
 
 
 
           Gisborne - New Zealand

                   October   2011

 

- Young Fern -

 
There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states. It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected. E.W.
 
 
 
 
 
  Fox Glacier - West Coast - New Zealand

                        December   2012

 

- Hooker Valley Track -

 
This is one of the most popular walks in the park, leading up the Hooker Valley towards Aoraki Mount Cook. The track passes close to the Alpine Memorial which is a great viewpoint. Continue on to the Hooker River and cross twice on swing bridges before reaching Stocking Stream Shelter. From here, head up the valley crossing a third swing bridge that leads to the East Hooker and the source of the Hooker River. The track ends at the glacier lake where there are amazing views of Aoraki Mount Cook,
 
                    Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park - Canterbury - New Zealand                                                                  September  2012