Published: July 18, 2018
A man plays the piano on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.
A tree on Lake Wanaka (no, not that tree).
A photo of the Southern Alps taken from a private aeroplane. Oh, I do live the jetset life, don't I?
The Church of the Good Shepard on the shores of Lake Tekapo. It's a spectacular view under the night sky so dark, it's considered a Dark Sky Reserve. I spent a freezing cold night, under a cloudless night sky, trying to get more photos like this one. It was worth all the frozen snot. The church is a bit of a hotspot with photographers. It seems some visitors have been treating the place poorly, so they're more wary of letting wanderers come in and take photos. The road down to Milford Sound is as dangerous as it's beautiful. Some winters the roads can be closed for days at a time, leaving you stuck in a tiny port with only helicopters to get supplies in and out. It's all worth it though, because you can see up close how powerful and unforgiving nature is when you give it a few million years, and several trillion tonnes of snow and ice to play with. Yip, it's all enough to make a man a bit emotional.