Category Archives: Photography

Off road

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This Easter was all about getting off the beaten track and exploring some stunning spots in the South Island of New Zealand. Above are a few photos from the adventures! It was a terrible stormy weekend but when the sun peaks through as it disappeared behind the clouds, it gave a beautiful glow to the landscape. Those moments are what I love.
These photos were taken between the West Coast & Christchurch and also at Lake Coleridge.
Enjoy!
xobec


Golden Hour

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A few golden hour images taken last weekend. I was reading about the ‘golden hour’ and it said that more blue light is scattered at these times of the day, so if the sun is present, its light appears more reddish. There is less contrast so shadows and over exposure are minimal. It definitely is my favourite time to head out with my camera. I looove how this dried grass looks – those colours are beautiful!
When is your favourite time to take photos? xobec


Nelson to Christchurch, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand Landscape 1 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 3

These photo make me want to go on another road trip exploring New Zealand! The only problem is that every corner you turn, you want to stop and take another photo – its all sooo beautiful!
On our road trip to Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch, we went through the Lewis Pass and spent a night in Hanmer. These are the pics from this…

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We were so lucky to have sunny weather as it had been snowing and the roads were crazy slippery. Snowing in summer?!

Snow - Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape 2 Lewis Pass, New Zealand Landscape Trees 1

The image above is from one of my favourite pieces of road – lined with a forest of beech trees with their black trunks and bright green leaves. You can smell the fresh forest air as you drive past…sooo good!
This is such a beautiful drive to take – especially when the sun is shining, theres snow on the hills & your favourite tunes are playing =)
xobec


Ellerslie Flower Show – Christchurch

This past weekend Mum and I took a trip down to the Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch. It was better than I imagined it to be! A nice sunny Christchurch day, live music and a perfect creative vibe in the air. Here are a few snaps from our day there.

One of my friends received gold for the Mexican inspired design above – soooo clever huh! I love the use of colours, reflective patterns & texture in the plants.
If you get the chance to go next year – I highly recommend it!
Have you been to Ellerslie? xobec


Arum lilies

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Some beautiful lilies for this beautiful sunny Thursday. I looove arum lilies and their soft white shapes.
The weather is cooling down at nights here now – I don’t want winter to arrive just yet! But I do look forward to the snowy mountains, winter scarves and jackets. Time to start preparing!
Have a wonderful day, friends xobec