It was Wednesday, April 10, 1996. I had spent the night in Dunedin, on the southeastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and I had work to do near Balclutha, some 80 km to the southwest, a drive of about an hour and a half. I left my motel at 6 am, and drove into the brightening morning. I almost never made any unplanned stops on my way to an appointment with my job, but I made an exception today, for as the sun climbed behind the hills of Otago to my left, I came upon this valley filled with dense fog. I stopped only for a few minutes, just long enough to appreciate the light show and my good fortune to be able to visit this, one of my favorite parts of the world, on such a fine autumn morn.
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Great colour, well captured. MM 🍀
Thanks very much, MM. I wish I’d had a little more time to watch their development!
Hi, Laura, I thought so, too. I’d love to have been able to sit for a spell and watch the sun come up over the hills and work on that ground fog.
Lovely colours – gorgeous photograph.
Hi there, Alana, and thanks for that. There’s something about sunrises and sunsets; what a wonderful invention to help to celebrate each new day!
What an incredible sky…and there’s fog, too. I’d have stopped, as well…. :)
See, Scott, you’re not the only one who can get up early to catch a sunrise!
What a stunning sunrise. I travel a bit for work and I really enjoy the beauty that exists in so many places in the world.
The frequent travel to exotic places was by far the best part of my job, and it’s sure as can be the only part of it that I miss. On the other hand, now I get to go to New Zealand every year!
Stunning colour, Gary – beautifully captured.
I’ve said it before, but I really must make an attempt to visit NZ one day – It’s only 3 hrs via plane I think.
I simply cannnot recommend it highly enough!
I don’t think anyone could possibly stay on the road with that view! No choice but to stop, even if you had no camera. It’s lovely seeing the world through your eyes.
It’s lovely seeing the world through my own (new) eyes, and I can’t wait to see what I can do with them in the coming year! Many thanks, Winnie.
Gosh – it looks otherworldly, Gary. The colours are amazing.
The Otago (oh-TAH-go) district of NZ really is another world. In fact, it’s one of my favorite parts of the country–especially the Otago Peninsula that stretches out southeast from Dunedin. Must do a post on that! Thanks, M!
Stunning shot – the colours are amazing, and I really like the silhouettes of the trees against the fog. Beautiful.
Hi, Kieran, and thank you for stopping in and letting me know you like it with a comment. You’re the first to comment on the tree silhouettes; I think they are an integral part of the whole and add some essential perspective. I’ve been to Scotland, but not (yet) Glasgow–though I’d sure like to some day!
It was the silhouettes that stood out to me the most, they’re very striking. Glasgow is an amazing city, you should definitely visit sometime!