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New Zealand photo book - Pine tree ridge silhouette at sunset

I never really thought of myself as a landscape photographer, but after a couple of beers on the shores of the Clutha river at Lowburn, I noticed a distant pine tree ridge silhouette, just on sunset and just as the sky was changing colour. Turns out, I am a little bit landscape(y) and this is one of my favourite images from this trip to the South Island.

The sky went from pink, to a purple / orange but this is my favourite!

I like the negative space in the top left and bottom right of the image, and until recently had only processed it as a black and white. I had completely forgotten about the colour of the sky, seems I was more in love with the composition and the shadows than I was with the colour!

It's a very simple picture, but to me I see a long thin row of little pine soldiers walking slowly up a ridge on the way to a forest to settle in for the night. Silly I know, but if we never listened to our imagination we'd all be a very dull bunch... You should see some of my dreams from trips like this.....!!!!!!

The following few days were what I would call a dry spell (photographically speaking) and comprised of ducks begging for my breakfast / lunch / dinner, screaming kids asking when they can go home from the neighbouring campers, and Pink Floyd. Memorable for the music, but not much else.

Click the image above to be taken to the growing gallery of NZ photobook images and see lots more curated pictures waiting to be voted into the short list.

Check back here often, or follow the path to LinkedIn and Instagram where I'll be prodding the public with a beg to vote for an image to stay, or go for a final cut before publishing. There might even be a YouTube video or 2 of the story behind the image... you just never know...


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