Out of water

Boats were disembarked on the ground.  Thick clouds bringing shower behind them got to rolling in.

This was photographed from a view deck of TranzAlipine railway in NZ.  It was a simple snapshot of an ordinary scene, but I like how the clouds behind boats made the shot a bit more dramatic.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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Waterfall at Milford

When the cruise boat I was aboard approached to the biggest waterfall at there, I was quite excited and clicked shutters many times, as I remember.

The flow of exuberant amount of water produced beautiful lines leading down to the bottom. I was just keen to capture them while releasing shutters.

I made one of the shots processed for my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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The original.
Processed to monochrome.

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Secret Meeting

Two boys walked away from a group of people and started talking quietly at a backdoor…

This snapshot was taken at a farmland in Kingston, Otago, New Zealand.  The farmland was open for a 5-days long motor cycle rally when I was there.  The land opened one of barns to the public for ‘Food and rest’ space, where many volunteers grilled BBQs at the front of it and prepared sandwiches and drinks, for the cyclists and event staff, security workers, and audience.  Adults, kids, boys, and girls were crossing, stopping by the only ‘under-roof’ rest area for snacks and chat.

I was on the backside of the barn that was shearing space for sheep.  The boys moved in from the main compartment of the busy rest area.

I thought this candid shot went good and made this my submission to  this week’s ‘Monochrome Madness’ hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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My first New Zealand 12 (final): Lake Wakatipu ~ Queenstown~

So after a couple of days basking time at Kingston, we moved to Queenstown.  We did some touristry things but my camera left only photos of Lake Wakatipu in memory card.

12 days intense itinerary struck me, healed me, and brought me full of joy.

I would like to be back again.  I hope my camera skill was improved by then.  😉

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Now watching Lake Wakatipu from the other side of Kingston.
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TSS Earnslaw steam boat just departed for another cruise.
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When I got up next morning and looked over the lake, TSS Earnslaw already headed for morning cruise.
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Queuing for distribution.
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Snapshot from TSS Earnslaw.
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Engine room.
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The pier at the farm house we were off at the boat.
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I love watching scene of which subject got light under overcast.
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Looking over Lake Wakatipu from scenic look out.
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Sinking sun made fantastic effect of light and shadow.

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Luckily, our last day was also sunny and I could sate NZ magnificent views by the window. 

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One last glance of Queenstown.  Good Bye NZ and I will be back.

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My first New Zealand 11: Lake Wakatipu ~ Kingston~

Here are photographs of Kingston I took at, where it is at the opposite side from Queenstown over Lake Wakatipu.

Kingston was relaxed and quiet town, where a post office / cafe, a news agency, and Kingston Golf Club support community.

In stead, this beautiful Lake Wakatipu is with them.  The water is literary icy cold because it was ice that flew down from mountains.  When I swam in the lake once after some sports activity in a hot day, it was certainly great but I could not stay in the water for long time. 🙂  Regardless to say, water was clean and crystal clear by the way.

Everyday, every time you glance, the scenery appeared differently, which I was completely ravished.

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Out of blue, two cute ‘baaa’s appeared.
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When i was there, they held 5 days long off-road motor cycle rally out there.  An annoyed bull came off from his territory in the neighbour to ‘raise his voice’.   
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The bull had great horns.

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‘MOOOOOO!’ – ‘BE QUIET!’ said the bull..
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Sheep shearing barn.
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Every glance to give, they were different and brought me a fresh impression.
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Dead track and disused station building.  They used to operate classic steam train but was abolished along with owner change. 
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A only local restaurant that was running on the station building also closed.  People hoped it will be reopen by new owner.

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My first New Zealand 10: Milford Sound

Milford Sound was another highlight of the trip.  It was on my ‘To Go’ list for a long time so I was excited at the day has come for me.

The way you explore or conquer the area should be done in various ways.  A tourist from US I met in Akaroa camped for three nights.  I too would like to do it next time, but this time I was very happy with a day tour that took us aboard the boat to cruise the fjord.

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That’s the boat we will get on..
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Aw….
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Life is good..
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Two climbers on the wall.
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End of inlet reaches for Tasman Sea.
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Number of falls were seen.

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The boat approached one of the largest fall on the route.

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It was fabulous to see the bottom in close distance.  Totally got wet but was worth it.

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Outside the fjord were sequence of splendid views.

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Unrelated to Milford, but I thought it was nice view that spotlight by the sun lit over the sheep on the plain.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World

This photo is actually a repost of that I had introduced on my earlier blog.

I was walking at a lake in NZ last month, which gave me a great opportunity to touch a part of grand eco-system of nature at the site.  I was struck and was reminded while walking that how beautiful each of little lives and livings were.

I think this is (though not only this) the out of the world and is the masterpiece produced by mother earth.

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