Blog: Stories from 'Landscape'

All Parked Up

Published about 2 years ago by Ian Purden in Landscape

On a road trip from Taumarunui to Stratford on State Highway 43 you will travel along the "Forgotten Highway". If you keep your eyes open you can find all sorts of New Zealand history along the roadside just waiting to be photographed. This one is just north of Whangamomona.  The building on the right is over 80 years old. While some of the patchwork on the shed is of more recent timber...
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Ghost Trees

Published over 2 years ago by Ian Purden in Landscape

This is a Triple "in camera" exposure. Made on the way down to Mt Cook I couldn't drive past these Birch trees on Lake Ruataniwha, between Twizel and Omarama State Highway 8 Mt Cook South Island New Zealand. I first focused on the orange leaves, then the Silver Birch trees and finally the dark areas between them. You will have read in earlier blogs that I like to try to "get...
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Normanton Church - Rutland Water

Published over 2 years ago by Ian Purden in Landscape

During a recent visit to the UK we came upon Rutland Water which provides a very scenic setting for the fairy-tale splendour of Normanton Church, a structure that appears to 'float on the lake' when the reservoir is full.  Normanton Church was originally called Saint Mathews Church until the early 1700's when a large part of the village was demolished to create an estate for the...
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Lake Ruataniwha South Island

Published about 4 years ago by Purden Photography in Landscape

The South Island is a magic place at most times but never more so than in the autumn.On the way down to Mt Cook I couldn't drive past these reflections on Lake Ruataniwha, between Twizel and Omarama State Highway 8. Thanks to Jackie Rankin and Mike Langford who took me under their wing a few autumn's ago. http://www.qccp.co.nz
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Calm before the Storm

Published about 4 years ago by Ian PURDEN in Landscape

Holidays are always a great excuse to travel to places you've never been before, even when the weather is not so great for for families it's always great for photography.... you just have to look. South of Melbourne Austrailia, you can just make it out in the distance on the left of the image.
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