June 28, 2018, Northwest of Dunedin, New Zealand. After the photography workshop, we rented a car and headed southeast from Queenstown to Dunedin and then took a week to drive all the way up the east coast of the South Island.
We fell in love with Dunedin, which reminded us a little of San Francisco — although it beats San Francisco by having the steepest street in the world. While there we took a tour with Tony from Elm Wildlife Tours. Tony knows his stuff. Ask him anything about natural history, geography, botany, wildlife, and the San Francisco music scene in the late 1960s. Encyclopedic, he is. The morning was dedicated to landscape photography and the afternoon was filled with wildlife. (Stay tuned. Wildlife shots next week.)
Both of these shots were made in the hills northwest of Dunedin. In both I reverted to conventional wisdom (which didn’t kill me) and featured prominent foregrounds.
(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. RAW processing in DxO Pro; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)