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Impressionism / Inspiration / New Zealand / Photo Log / Photography / Positivity


June 28, 2018 — Puketeraki Lookout, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

When the clouds part over New Zealand, there is a glow.

I know the trek is not yet over, but it is being traveled with aplomb.

Be well. Do good. Create.

(Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2. Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. Thanks Michael. I’ve just listened to an extensive interview with Helen Clark our former Prime Minister of NZ on “The Pat Kenny Show”. It was very interesting but one thing really stood out for me toward the end where she points out that if a NZ PM had just let this virus run like in so many other countries, then the PM would be “dead in the water”. This is true!!!! Interview link:

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  2. What a great luminous, calm, floating feeling this imparts.
    I was going to say nacreous glow, too…well, once I looked it up to learn what it meant! 🙂 Seriously, this stay-at-home period has really heightened my appreciation for the blogs I follow – – people just send you beautiful art, beautiful words, interesting facts & thoughts, and will discuss all this with you in such a pleasant way. I love this photo, and always glad to know a new word, too, for that matter.

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    • Thank you very much Robert. I had to look the word up as well. Don’t tell anybody. Very embarrassing. 😉 I took several stabs at processing this image before I was satisfied with it. It just sort of fell into my lap this morning.

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