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Taranaki Landscapes

Taranaki is a place of wide open spaces which just seems to lend itself to wide format imagery. What follows is not a lot of chit chat, just a visual celebration of country life.

 

Fishing village, Mokau coast

 

On the way to the mountains

 

...and countryside

 

Pouakai tops, between snow (2006-08-14)

 

Taranaki from the north on a rare clear day

 

Curvature of the Taranaki coastline

 

Top of the translator road after a snowstorm

 

Pouakai tops post snow

 

View from Pouakai tops

 

Tarn, frozen solid

 

Sunset on the mountain

 

Sunrise on the mountain

 

Looking east at dawn

 

Not long after dawn

 

Ever changing light

 

Volcanic plateau in the distance

 

Another clear dawn

 

Ideallic rural abode

 

The Ovis neighbours

 

Jet trail country

 

Blustery New Plymouth foreshore

 

More like a gale

 

Seagull and a sculture that tells the weather

 

Dusk full moon

 

Light made for photography

 

The ever present cloud blanket

 

Getting up high

 

Climbing Fathoms peak (2006-09-15)

 

Rime encrusted landscape

 

Summit cap

 

Ice dunes

 

Above the clouds

 

Syme hut, buried

 

View from the door

 

Sunset paradise

 

More like a snow cave

 

Mind blowing subtlety of colour

 

Prickly rime

 

End of day shadows

 

A bed of fluff

 

The last of the light, and weather

 

36hrs of wind blasted sleet

 

Cool

 

Crisp air after southerly blow, good day for a go at the summit (2006-10-07)

 

Ice plastered telecomunications tower

 

Porch pole, Tahurangi lodge

 

Start of north summit route

 

Nice crispy 8am ascent

 

The whole mountain is ice plastered

 

Fairly steep near the top

 

Shards of glass hard fallen ice litter the crater

 

Sharks fin, second summit

 

Wanganui coast

 

Sastrugi everywhere

 

Main summit cap, very cold wind blowing

 

Two summits

 

North entrance to crater

 

Back down to earth, North Egmont

 

North slopes of Taranaki

 

 


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