Of all the photos I took while I was in New Zealand, this is the one that best sums up my feelings for the place.
Dramatically beautiful, kinda rural, very green and very, very damp.
I should point out that I spent my visit almost entirely on the South Island. On the West Coat, in Greymouth. I was there for a year. I think there were about ten fine days during that time. But on those days... it was just unbelievably beautiful. I went for very long walks on those days, and came back full of the wonders of nature (and very muddy shoes). I was also slighly overwhelmed by the green-ness of it all. It always stuck me as being a bit too much. All that green was too gaudy. It was a relief to come back to Australia where everything is in shades of brown and gold and water was something precious that it is a crime to waste (literally a crime these days).
Anyway I took this photo on my second last day there. In point of fact I took this photo from inside the Bus on my way to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington for my flight home. So if you think the sheep might look a little blurry It's because the camera was moving at 100km/h... On that trip I was absolutely fascinated by the effect of the mist in the mountains that you can see there. the way they were just dim sillouhettes looming, like some kind of shadow puppets. That is what I tried to capture and why I attempted to take photos from a fast moving vehicle on a bumpy road
. I think this photo is what I was trying to achieve.
Anyway I hope you like it
Oh BTW, if anyone wants to use it for anything, go ahead. Just let me know