Today we headed to Queenstown, checked into our hotel and explored the town. In the evening we photographed Glenorchy, a forty five minute drive northwest of Queenstown at the northern end of lake Wakatipu. We were surrounded by snow-capped mountains and beautiful clean lakes. Both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were partially filmed in this area.
To get the best photos, Nathaniel photographed from the water.
One of the last shots of the evening before heading back.
We met at 5:25 AM in order to photograph Queenstown. You can see this resort town in the background of the photo. The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped lake.
We drove up to a spot where we had great 360 degree views. It was a wonderful (cool) morning with lots of mist and fresh snow on the mountains.
The clouds/fog rolled in and out. We spent a couple of hours here before heading back to the hotel to get ready to leave for our next destination.