The Hills New Zealand

Photo of the Day: A Path to the Sun

Here's another from The Hills golf course in Queenstown, New Zealand. It's funny how you can find unexpected shots is you just turn around sometimes. I was joined by Trey and a group of fantastic photographers for the week. On this particular morning we were plodding on and on through this beautiful golf course but often I'd stop and turn around to find an unexpected spot. This was one of my favorites. 

A Path to the Sun. The Hills, Queenstown

Photo of the Day: The Hills Golf Course in New Zealand

Morning on The Hills Golf Course. This place was beautifully peaceful, I'm glad I didn't ruin it by playing golf. Trey took us there before sunrise and I think I shot close to a thousand photos. This taken about an hour after sunrise so that just goes to show you how many amazing spots there were out there.

I shot this with my Nikon D800 using a 28-300mm lens. I found this lens to be more useful on the golf course because it let me compose tighter shots than my 14-24mm. I'll be posting many more photos from this morning. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts.



The Hills, Queenstown

Photo Adventure: Taking Photos in New Zealand

I'm offline, off the grid, and deep in the mountains of New Zealand. The good news is that I'm busy taking hundreds and thousands of photos as part of Trey Ratcliff's NZ photo adventure. 

I'm a few days in and we're having a blast. We've been super busy waking up at 5:30AM and shooting until breakfast. Then a few hours doing some valuable post processing time, lunch, and then off into the sunset for more shooting. Rinse and repeat.  

I'm learning a boat load and can't wait to start sharing more tips and tricks I've learned along the 'unexpected journey'. Meanwhile, here's a sunrise shot I took this morning at a super secret location called The Hills. This is an HDR using seven exposures with my Nikon D800.

The Hills in New Zealand at sunrise.