Last year I met someone at work who did nature and landscape photography. These are two categories I’ve never been interested in working in. However, it did remind me about them so while on holiday recently I had a go at landscapes.
The images below are from an overnight trip to Central Otago organised by friends Melissa and Lee.
I hadn’t really thought much about what I wanted to do with the landscape. Lee had suggested the Strath Taeiri because of its otherworldliness and I think that that is the idea that stuck around for the rest of the images. As I didn’t have anything particular in mind these are mostly fleeting moments from the moving car, apart from the Strath Taieri image which was hand-held.
Central Otago is a scary subject for a lot of reasons. The main one for me was the fear that I couldn’t make images of it that looked ‘mine.’ I think I’ll declare partial success, apart from the image that looks like a cheese ad! I’m most pleased with the one that features power poles. Apart from a few tell-tale things it could be a rural plainscape from many places.