New Zealand - South Island

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Planex, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Planex

    Planex Member

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    Hi All,

    Never got round to putting up some of my favourite NZ photos... so here they are!

    C&C welcome.

    1. Lake Tekapo
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    2. Fan Tail Falls
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    3. Fan Tail Falls - Can anyone tell me what the rock stacks symbolize? If anything?
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    4. Lake Tekapo
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    5. Fox Glacier
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    6. Botanical Gardens - Christchurch
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    7. Botanical Gardens - Christchurch
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    8. Christchurch
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    9. Lyttleton (i think?)
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    10.
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    11. Queenstown
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    12. Carpark Seal
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    13. Kaikoura
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    14. Albatross
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    15. Albatross
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    16. Kaikoura from sea
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    17. Albatross
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    18. Sperm Whale
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    19. Sperm Whale
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    20. Lake Tekapo
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  2. Robjess

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    Nice shots mate.. reminds me of when I was there.. infact its interesting seeing your shots of Kaikoura - as it was extremely overcast and foggy when we were there.. we couldnt see any of those mountains..
     
  3. jcorney

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    nice set there, when I saw 12 I thought "warranty void, seal broken"
     
  4. Desert Fox

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    No.3 photo with the stacks of rocks look similar to works of andy goldsworthy, really nice set thou
     
  5. disci

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    Very nice set of what looks to be a beautiful part of the world, Planex.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards

    D
     
  6. Dangerman

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    The rock stacking is the over abundance of flat rocks that can be stacked.
    The guild at Franz Josef said they go around kicking them down their to stop what they consider to be a stupid habit from spreading.


    Nice shots

    Danger
     
  7. Kyler

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    Beautiful photos, wish I could visit those places!
     
  8. mazzanet

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    Nice set of photos! Ah the memories...
    And yes, number 9 is Lyttelton, more specifically Lyttelton Harbour.
     
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    Planex

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    Thanks for that. I had convinced myself that it was some Maori tradition for mourning or something and was so careful not to touch any of them. Hahaha how wrong i was!

    Heres a different perspective of the carpark seal!
    Got out of the car and was playing with camera settings and almost stepped on the damn thing haha

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  10. Squeezer

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    South Island - Gotta love that place for photos. I can nevere see too many South island photos

    #5 and #11 are my picks of the shots
     
  11. s4Rg3

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    #5 is a fucking cracker mate!

    Kind of sucks about the lighting in #2 and #3 as they could of been great shots aswell.

    Have you posted #20 on here before? Swear I've seen it before.. All in all nice shots mate
     
  12. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    The colour of that lake is just fantastic. Very nice shots.

    NZ is such a beautiful country.
     
  13. disci

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    Sirshelldrake shared a similar view here on 26 September 2004.

    Always nice to see it again too.

    Regards

    D
     
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    Planex

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    I also posted 20 and 5 in last months Iron Photographer.

    Could've seen it there earlier :p
     
  15. scon

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    #3 is what's called a cairn. Usually left by north american hikers, over there they use them to mark trails and also just to show "that they've been there" over here we try and use a more softly softly approach and people try not to leave a trace.

    Though that being said, on the drive up the west coast on NZ, we saw one spot that had literally hundreds of Cairns. I wish I had taken a photo there, particularly at moonlight, it would have looked amazing.
     
  16. FrIdGe

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    I found out about these things when trying to find photos of Cairns in Queensland. Also there is one in Maclean in northern NSW which is something to do with Scotland (which might be where the cairn idea happened?). An article on it says:

    The decision to create a Scottish Cairn in Maclean grew from a Bicentennial gift of a Cairn from Scotland to Australia (1988). Despite intense lobbying from many towns with Scottish links, the Cairn was given permanent home in Mosman Park, Sydney. The Maclean "Scottish Town in Australia" Committee decided to construct its own Cairn under the supervision of Scottish stonemason George Kerridge of Canberra. The Cairn was positioned in Stanford Park. Stones were obtained from parts of Scotland, Scottish families throughout Australia and locally. The Maclean Scottish Cairn is a fitting memorial to the contribution Scottish settlers made to the Clarence and to Australia. The Cairn, dedicated by Rev Kenneth McLeod on December, 3rd, 1988 is the site of the annual Kirkin' of the Tartan event in Maclean.
     
  17. peewee82

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    #16 is far and away your stand out. Just thought I'd throw that in there. :cool:
     
  18. dude_warrior

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    BEAUTIFUL

    It is a beautiful place, shame about the inhabitants though. I will be interested to see how we get on when they become the next state!!
     
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I find the people no less or no greater than Australia residents. And I have lived there, and here, for many years.
     
  20. k_sheep

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    Just to add to the rock pile discussions - in Norway there is a legend that if the trolls are out when the sun comes up, they turn to stone and form little rock piles. Consequently Norwegian kiddies spend many an hour making the biggest "dead troll".
     

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