I’ve wandered through the sugar pines of Laurel Hill half a dozen times now, yet the forest keeps drawing me back. Perhaps it’s the limbless trunks towering above. Or the golden light flooding the forest of an early morning. Or the eerie streams of fog snaking through the trees on a brisk winter’s day.
Regardless, each time I walk away humbled by the grandeur of the giants, knowing I'll return again soon.
As the sun was setting over NZ’s Catlins region we stumbled across this magnificent countryside scene. My favourite part? The two little lambs following their mother in the bottom left of the image.
The striking basalt columns of the old Bombo Quarry under the tapestry of the night sky.
Far enough away from the lights of Sydney, clear skies allow the Milky Way to shine brightly over the temple-like structures below.
A long-exposure of the imposing Thunder Creek Falls along Haast Pass.
Moonlight illuminating Aoraki / Mount Cook under the crisp clear skies of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
I returned in the evening to beat the crowds at this popular snapshot location, and chose to capture the falls from a different angle, far away zoomed in with my telephoto lens. And although I’m a fan of moving water and long exposures, I opted not to here, and instead froze the falling flow to highlight the sheer power of the falls.
The striking Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in southern Iceland, which forges its way through the countryside for 2 km. I used a polarising filter to cut down the glare in the snaking river, and a long exposure to smooth out the flowing water.
The majestic Lower McLean Falls in the lush Catlins Forest, tucked away in the south east of New Zealand.