Initially I planned to stay for two nights inside the Tongariro National Park but now I am here for five days already. I simply am taken away by the beauty of this place and the things you can do and discover!
And with such a breathtaking environment you of course have enough opportunities to take great photographs. So I got up very early the last couple of days – sunrise is around 5:30 – and also tried to be on location at sunset, which is at around 20:30 around here at the moment.
I have taken that many photos that will take me a long time to post process and publish but that is not a bad thing as I am sure that there are a lot of keepers on my hard drive by now.
Here are two of those that I have already processed:
1. Moonrise over Mount Doom
2. Downhill through Golden landscape
In between photo shooting I have bought myself a new book by one of the Greats of Photography: “Light, Gesture, and Color (Voices That Matter)” by Jay Maisel.
(Check out the price of Light, Gesture, and Color (Voices That Matter) on amazon.com)
I will share my thoughts on this book here once I have completed reading it.
If you want to learn more about Jay Maisel and his work, you can explore his work at: www.jaymaisel.com.