17mm, f/22 1/400s ISO400 Olympus OMD EM5
17mm, f/22 1/400s ISO400
Olympus OMD EM5

I wasn’t able to get out and about today to take some photos for Landscapes. However, I had a fantastic holiday recently in New Zealand – we went to the snow in Queenstown. It was my first time in this beautiful city and I absolutely loved it. I went with two very good and lovely friends of mine at a time when I really needed to be with people I loved and people who loved me. You could say it was a very therapeutic stay.

I have a square-cropped version of my header image on the wall in my living room and it’s one of my favourites. It’s so interesting to see how landscape compositions can change the feel of an image. I’ve included a couple of different ones in my little gallery below. It was a very hazy day and it was snowing when I took the distance shots, so there is some grain (my apologies).

I can’t wait to go back to this glorious place, absolutely fabulous 🙂  Actually, it was the first time I’ve really seen snow, so here is another “just-for-fun” picture for you – I had a (snow)ball!!

x desleyjane

Not Dressed for Snow.
Not Dressed for Snow.
Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

30 replies on “Photo101(15): Landscapes of Queenstown.

  1. Great images, like the crops and compositions. Can’t believe that’s the first time you’ve seen snow, lucky you, we don’t get too much of it here in the west coast of Scotland but I hate the stuff lol.


    1. Thank you so much!
      LOL yes not much snow in Queensland! It’s 10:35pm here, 26 degrees celsius and 81% humidity!
      I did go to Chicago a few years ago at the end of winter and there was slush on the roads each morning from overnight snow but this is the first time I saw powder and got to play 😊

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      1. Our plans for touring NZ are rough at best right now. Current ‘big picture’ plans are 1) land cruise of the North Island in the coming days 2) sailing circumnavigation of the North Island mid- Dec to end Jan 3) South Island tour Feb/March.


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