Last weekend our friend Florian came by for a visit. He has been to New Zealand this spring and from his massive collection of photos we chose this one as a guest post.
I took this picture at a place called Punakaiki on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island where I travelled with a friend in March. We enjoyed the warmth of the evening sun which had set a couple of minutes ago. Characteristically, the sound of the crushing waves accompaigned us all the way back through the native bush.
Please enjoy the remoteness and awesome nature of Aotearoa. This is how Maori native people call New Zealand - the island of the long white cloud.
We would like to use this opportunity to send a huge thank you to Ndiginiz from 'Nativflavaz', because he was the first regular commenter on our blog and with his own pictures brings us closer to the beauty and peculiarities of New Zealand.
Oh, that horizon looks real tempting . . There is something in the relentlessness of the sea that makes the mind drift away from the usual clutter and there???s a wonderful sense of ???big space??? here. Florian has caught the sundown light and reflections well in this very natural image. AG @ 2006-May-16 11:35
Not fair, you have an edge on us, where in the world are we going to find a horizon like this in the UK? :( U are cheating :)
and I can see why...it's absolutely stuinning! this looks like a mixture of a storybook illustration and a painting, I would sure love to be where this picture was taken! :) Minna @ 2006-May-16 15:26
First I thought it was a shot from the Balinese Coast, cause I´ve shot a similar photo.
I´ve never been to New Zealand, but I wish there in this very moment :) Nice one.
Ich habe mir auch schon mal überlegt "Gastfotos" aufzunehmen... na, ich glaube wenn meine Freundin aus England wieder kommt wird es das erste geben :-) Karl Baumann @ 2006-May-16 16:29
Schön und zeitlos. Da kann man nicht mehr sagen...bzw. muss es nicht...:) JEns @ 2006-May-16 16:55
West coast of the south island is just stunning. Ocean one side, mountains with glaciers the other. Well selected shot I would say. ROB @ 2006-May-16 22:37
Breathtaking! The colors and clarity and fantastic. Justin Gaynor @ 2006-May-16 23:30
Excellent work. Very beautiful. A nice, inspiring sea sunset. Regards, Brent Brent Vermilyea @ 2006-May-16 23:58
Such a beautiful scene and a great capture... I'd have liked to have seen it with a tad more contrast... we have scenes like that in sheffield these days.. (well con computer monitors anyway :( ) JD @ 2006-May-17 00:07
Stunning photograph! Very nice exposure also. Chris @ 2006-May-17 00:24