Monday, May 25, 2009

A New Zealand aerial landscape photography outing

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to fly to Christchurch and back to Wanaka and witness some stunning scenery.

Heading north this is the leading edge [to left of photo] of the weather system that played havoc with the Wellington area over the weekend...
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Lenticular cloud of an unusual nature with Lake Tekapo in the background...
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A flooded Rakaia river makes it's braided and muddy way to the east coast...
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But wait there is more! Having got to Christchurch today I returned!


An unknown [to myself] mountain...
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Many unknown peaks and peaklets - we have no shortage of these in New Zealand...
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Mt Cook in the middle, Tasman on the right, and La Perouse on the left...
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Looking SE along the nearly 7000 ft St Bathans Range - about 18 months ago I was fortunate enough to drive along this remote Central Otago mountain range with my cousin Michael in his 4wd...
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Mt Aspiring as I got closer to home...
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And again the St Bathans Range from just above Wanaka airport - a very familiar view which is seen from many Central Otago locations...
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