Sorry for the prolonged absence from dA. Life has been incredible busy of late with weddings, home renovations, work publications, and of course, Charlotte taking up most of my time. I've recently acquired a 5dmk3 and hope to revisit Iceland in winter to take high iso images of aurora in particular. This one was taken during our 2010 trip which is filled with fond memories.
Marianne and I will be heading off to New Zealand for 3 weeks at the end of April and we can't wait to test out the new camera's abilities! Happy Easter everyone
This is a picture from my last trip in Patagonia... We were here in the deep valley of Rio Electrico, near the roofs of mount Fitz Roy. We were planning to reach the circo de Los Altares on the Hielo Continental icefield.
This morning we ad an amazing sunrise on this place called "La Playita", on the shore of Lago Electrico. The weather was amazingly quite, with no wind. Some really rare conditions in this area. These conditions offered us a great reflection of the Fitz Roy peak, in the morning glow...
These mountains are really different from what we know in France with the Alps... they're really impressive and I'll keep great remembers of this trip.
Fitz Roy area, Patagonia, Argentina
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 16-35f2.8 L - Lee nd grad filter
This was one of my most favourite scenes from the trip to New Zealand earlier this year. Having woken up and done our morning routine with Charlotte, we packed her up tight and snug on my back where she soon fell asleep and missed this beautiful dawn which transitioned from pink to gold to misty frost beauty. Glenorchy Lagoon is a must see for any landscape photographer visiting New Zealand on a limited schedule.
Our time spent around Lake Wakatipu was characterised by clear conditions which meant freezing mornings. This led to the marsh grasses freezing over and layers of mist over the water surfaces in the early morning. Charlotte was asleep on my back for the whole time we were out here but hopefully she took in some of the freshness of the whole experience from just being there Marianne was also out and about taking pictures which I will have to bug her to post here !
During our recent trip to New Zealand, I did one night of the Kepler Track and found myself at Shallow Bay on the shores of Lake Manapouri. Rising mists and light rained combined to give this rainbow over the lake itself. This seemed to last forever and was one of many great moments of our trip. This was an exposoure blend of three images done manually. I did take one with a big stopper but found the feel completely different without the ripples of water and sheen.
This is another image taken from Petrel Cove on a beautiful humid and sultry Christmas dawn. To welcome in the new year. I thought I'd post something vibrant Thank you to everyone here who has continued to support by viewing and commenting on my work. It has been a real pleasure and great to know that these morning trips on weekends have been providing a source of pleasure to someone other than myself !
On a freezing clear dawn, I made my way up to Hooker Valley in the dark- The trail itself was very good, yet in the pitch black, somehow I managed to lose the trail a couple of times ! Despite the lack of clouds, it was still a magical place to be - perhaps influenced by the hypothermia I induced by wading across the base of the lake !
The walk up to Mount Roy from Lake Wanaka takes you more than 1km straight up along a 4WD track initially, then a steep and narrow ridgeline. The weather was very kind that evening for the walk down after dusk but well worth the view, the blisters and the takeout dinner afterward ! Lake Wanaka meanders off into the distance framed by the town of Wanaka on the right and Mount Aspiring National Park on the left. One of many memorable moments from our now distaant trip to New Zealand in May.